Cabin Interior and Electronics

News and developments about everything that goes into the cabin of an aircraft, from floor coverings to headliners, with a special emphasis on in-flight entertainment, communications and other electronics for passengers. If it is in the cabin of an aircraft, it’s covered here.

Cabin Interior and Electronics

Dassault Falcon 10X Cabin Mockup Helps Customers Refine the Design of Their Jet Interiors

We tour the mockup with two Dassault designers.
Rendering of Dassault Falcon 10X flying
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Textron Aviation Expanding Wichita Interiors Plant

Expansion will help to streamline production
Textron Wichita expansion
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Flexjet Is Launch Bizav Customer for Starlink Wi-Fi

First install is on Gulfstream G650, but plans call for fleet-wide implementation
Flexjet Gulfstream G650
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Honeywell DLNA Protects Against 5G Interference

The new diplexer is FAA TSO approved
Honeywell Type J diplexer/low-noise amplifier
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Satcom Direct Plane Simple STC’d for Gulfstream G650

Approval adds higher-speed connectivity to ultra-long-range twinjet
Gulfstream G650 Plane Simple
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Starlink Satcom Installations Expected on G650

This would be the second STC for Starlink on an aircraft
Cabin Interior and Electronics

SmartSky Lite Brings Connectivity to PC-12

Internet access for smaller aircraft is becoming more available
Davinci Jets pilot Barry Blackwood appreciates the benefits of SmartSky's Lite airborne connectivity system.
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Avance L5 with 5G Provisions Available at Falcon Service Centers

Gogo's 5G service to launch in mid-2024
Gogo's Avance L5
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Volato Taps SmartSky for In-flight Connectivity on HondaJets

Deal is for 20 new-production HondaJets and option to install on existing fleet
Volato HondaJet
Cabin Interior and Electronics

VIP Completions Sees Uptick in Soft-goods Refurbs

Upholstery changes quickly refresh bizjet cabins
Gulfstream G550 soft goods cabin update (VIP Completions)
Cabin Interior and Electronics

StandardAero Preps for Gogo Avance Upgrade Demand Surge

Classic ATG system phaseout sparks demand
Gogo user
Cabin Interior and Electronics

UK’s Moon Jet Partners with Aircraft Interiors Design Specialist

Demand for bespoke interiors on rise
Moon Jet founder and CEO James Moon

iFly EFB App Now Compatible with Avidyne Avionics

Electronic flight bag app gets major update
iFly EFB displayed on Apple and Android devices
Cabin Interior and Electronics

SmartSky Networks Adds Pennsylvania Installation Partner

Brunswick Aviation joins SmartSky sales network
SmartSky equipped interior
Cabin Interior and Electronics

PWI LEDs Approved for Citation II 550 and 525 CJ1s

LEDs from PWI replace interior fluorescents
Cessna Citation interior LEDs
Maintenance and Modifications

Aerocare Strikes Gold with Refurb of Embraer Legacy 600

Aircraft gets the Midas Touch
Embraer Legacy 600 refurbished with a gold livery and new interior
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Satcom Direct Marks First Brazil Plane Simple Install

Connectivity system approved for bizjets in Brazil
Satcom Direct Plane Simple Satcom in Gulfstream G550
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Gogo LX5 To Be Available for 5G ATG Installations

LX5 buyers can pre-provision for Gogo 5G service
Togo Challenger 300

Lilium Gives Travelers a Taste of Future Flight in the Lilium Jet eVTOL Aircraft

This is what Lilium's four-seat configuration will look like
rendering of Lilium Jet taking off vertically
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Satcom Direct To Offer OneWeb Satellite Service

The move will expand Satcom Direct's satcom offerings
Graphic of Satcom Direct electronically steered antenna on business jet in flight
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Chip Design Flaw Delays Gogo 5G Launch to Mid-2024

Chip design error snarls ATG connectivity system upgrade
Gogo 5G antenna

Cessna Caravans Get Garmin Avionics Software Upgrade

New 2024 models of the Cessna Caravan and Cessna Grand Caravan EX will feature additional enhancements to their Garmin G1000 NXi integrated flight decks.
A digital rendering of a Cessna Caravan and Cessna Grand Caravan EX in flight
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Iridium Introduces Certus for Range of Applications

Iridium is making its Certus L-Band in-flight connectivity service available for a range of commercial, business aviation, and uncrewed applications.
Iridium satellite network
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Duncan Aviation’s Satellites Help Meet Industry Avionics Demand

Duncan Aviation’s Satellites have avionics experts around the U.S. to meet high demand for avionics installations.
Duncan Satellite Installs-1

Vision Jet Gets New Radar and Cirrus IQ Mobile App

Garmin Auto Radar automatically tracks weather conditions for a defined range, while the Cirrus IQ app shows pilots aircraft readiness items.
Garmin Auto Radar
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Support for MCS Satcom To Continue Under Ontic

Honeywell is licensing support for its MCS satellite communication system to Ontic, which will move MCS support operations to Chatsworth, California.
Inmarsat satellite
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Duncan Employs Hydrographics in Falcon 2000 Refurb

A recent Duncan Aviation refurbishment involved the use of hydrographics to create a modern look in an aging Falcon 2000 interior.
Falcon 2000 interior cabin featuring cabinets with hydrographic finishes
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Alto Retrofits 250th Gulfstream Jet With Audio Systems

Cabin systems specialist Alto Aviation provides digital audio and Cadence cabin switch panels for both new and legacy Gulfstream business aircraft.
Various Alto Aviation Cadence cabin controls  and switch panels for business aircraft.
Cabin Interior and Electronics

SmartSky Wi-Fi Installed on Cessna Citation Excel

This marks the second installation of SmartSky’s broadband connectivity system on one of FlyExclusive’s business jets.
FlyExclusive's Cessna Citation Excel on airport ramp with engine cowling removed for SmartSky connectivity installation
Cabin Interior and Electronics

Alto Unveils Cabin Control Upgrades for Hawker 800/800XP

A midyear upgrade from Alto focuses on cabin control solutions for the Hawker 800 and 800XP.
Hawker 800/800XP cabin switch replacement panels