Aircraft cabin

June 11, 2008 - 7:04am

Lufthansa Technik (LHT) has expanded capacity at its Hamburg, Germany completions center and now offers a dedicated production line for large airliner-class VIP jets and four lines for its branded XXL Class interiors for the Boeing Business Jet and Airbus Corporate Jetliner. Starting in 2003, the company will offer XXL Class completions on Fairchild Dornier’s Envoy 7, which is a derivative of its 728JET regional airliner.

June 9, 2008 - 9:20am

Canadian independent completion and refurbishment center Flying Colours has chosen Audio International to be the exclusive supplier of cabin management and entertainment systems for its “CRJ Execliner” program.

May 20, 2008 - 2:30am

Dassault’s flagship Falcon 7X has notched another milestone with aircraft Serial Number 04, operated by Dasnair of Switzerland, having become the first to accumulate more than 1,000 flying hours. Since entering service in July 2007 the aircraft has carried more than 1,000 passengers, made 415 stops in 110 countries and has flown in excess of 400,000 miles.

May 17, 2008 - 5:24am

Lufthansa Technik (Booth No. 447) is investing “around €10 million” in a new research-and-development center for its Cabin Innovation business unit at its Hamburg, Germany headquarters. Construction has already begun and the maintenance, completions and refurbishment giant expects to move into the 70,000-sq-ft, five-story facility in December this year.

May 16, 2008 - 11:30am

An Australian coroner inquiry into the death of the pilot and seven passengers on board a King Air 200 that crashed in September 2000 has adjourned the hearing until July to gather further evidence. The aircraft had departed for a 300-nm trip to Leonora, a small mining town northeast of Perth, where it was based.

May 16, 2008 - 11:19am

This year’s Aircraft Interiors Expo is history, and indications are that the show has weathered its initial growing pains. In Hamburg, Germany, for the first time, 241 show exhibitors welcomed more than 4,000 visitors to the new venue at the Hamburg Messe convention center from April 8 to 11.

May 6, 2008 - 9:47am

Early next year Boeing will offer a kit for BBJs and BBJ2s that will provide a 6,500-ft cabin at FL 410 instead of the standard 8,000-ft cabin. The kit, which can be installed on green and in-service BBJs, is expected to cost less than $100,000. Components include new cabin-pressure-controller boxes with revised software, a new cabin-altitude indicator and two pressure-relief valves.

May 5, 2008 - 10:22am

If you think you could write a book about all the bad airline experiences you ever had, too late–a flight attendant just beat you to it.

February 6, 2008 - 10:58am
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Attention Iron Chefs. Here’s a challenge for you. Try putting together those beautifully prepared and eminently eatable dishes in a kitchen the size of an apartment closet, with just enough counter space to open a can of soup. Or take a shot at whipping up a soufflé at 8,000 feet, or building an intricately stacked entrée at the same time you’re creating a sauce, grinding coffee beans and serving drinks to a dozen demanding passengers.

February 6, 2008 - 10:58am
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Attention Iron Chefs. Here’s a challenge for you. Try putting together those beautifully prepared and eminently eatable dishes in a kitchen the size of an apartment closet, with just enough counter space to open a can of soup. Or take a shot at whipping up a soufflé at 8,000 feet, or building an intricately stacked entrée at the same time you’re creating a sauce, grinding coffee beans and serving drinks to a dozen demanding passengers.

 
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