Aircraft interiors http://www.timesaerospace.aero/ en Comlux completes second ACJ TwoTwenty cabin http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/business-aviation/comlux-completes-second-acj-twotwenty-cabin <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">As the exclusive partner of Airbus for the first 15 ACJ TwoTwenty aircraft, Comlux Completion maintains its ability to craft the most sophisticated and technologically advanced aircraft cabins ever envisioned. The resulting ACJ TwoTwenty combines intercontinental range, unmatched personal space, and state of the art technology, positioning it as the most advanced high-end corporate jet available on the market.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Richard Gaona, Comlux executive chairman and CEO said: “Just eight months after the first ACJ TwoTwenty left Comlux completion and maintenance centre in Indianapolis and entered into service, the second one is being delivered to the end client now, while cabin outfitting of the third ACJ TwoTwenty is in full swing and planned to be finished by end of 2024. In addition to that, the fourth ACJ TwoTwenty is arriving to Comlux Completion as a green aircraft in a few days, and we will be commencing its cabin outfitting as soon as it reaches our facilities. From 2025 onwards, we are targeting to deliver 4 to 6 ACJ TwoTwenty cabins per year. The ACJ TwoTwenty that is leaving our facilities today will be operated by Comlux Aviation which accentuates our ability to provide Comlux clients not only with cabin outfitting but also with aircraft operation services.”</span></span></span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2024-02-23T12:00:00Z">Fri, 23/02/2024 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Comlux has successfully completed the second ACJ TwoTwenty cabin at its completion centre in Indianapolis. </span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> <div><a href="/africa" hreflang="en">Africa</a></div> <div><a href="/south-asia" hreflang="en">South Asia</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/aircraft-interiors" hreflang="en">Aircraft interiors</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-1" id="vote" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-1" action="/taxonomy/term/10/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--2--description" id="edit-vote--2" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--2--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"> <span class="empty">No votes yet</span> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input class="js-hide button js-form-submit form-submit" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit" name="op" value="Rate" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-wrheooyos3wb04-4-z0bvv0-0cg7qb-envnlvdtq7wg" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-wrhEOOyos3wB04_4_Z0BVV0-0Cg7QB_eNVnlvdtQ7Wg" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-1" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_1" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/business-aviation" hreflang="en">Business aviation</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" loading="lazy" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2024-02/ACJ_TwoTwenty_Forward_Lounge.jpg" width="1200" height="630" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Fri, 23 Feb 2024 10:39:23 +0000 eNethersole 67998 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Emirates launches Premium Economy in São Paulo http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/aircraft-interiors/emirates-launches-premium-economy-in-sao-paulo <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">The event kicked off at Guarulhos Airport, Terminal 3, after which guests were given a guided tour of the brand new product, as well as the enhanced interior across all cabin classes on board the Emirates A380. Guests took in the highlights of the exclusive Premium Economy experience that awaits travellers. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">“We are honoured to celebrate the launch of Emirates Premium Economy in Brazil. Emirates Premium Economy has been available in Brazil from November and we are delighted to deploy the product on all of our daily flights between São Paulo and Dubai from 11 December. We are the only airline offering the Premium Economy experience on direct flights between São Paulo and the Middle East and this is part of our commitment to offering customers more choice when making travel plans,” said Stephane Perard, Emirates’ Country Manager for Brazil and Argentina.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">“The experience of flying in Premium Economy has been winning over more and more travellers. It is an important offering for long-distance flights, especially in markets where there is a significant corporate traveler segment and audiences who prefer premium travel, such as in São Paulo. The arrival of this new Emirates Premium Economy offering to the Brazilian market will make the passenger experience on board even better,” said João Pita - chief commercial officer, Guarulhos International Airport.</span></span></span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2023-12-11T12:00:00Z">Mon, 11/12/2023 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Emirates has launched its Premium Economy offering in Brazil, with a media tour of one of its enhanced four-class A380 aircraft.</span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/air-transport" hreflang="en">Air transport</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-2" id="vote--2" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-2" action="/taxonomy/term/10/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--4--description" id="edit-vote--4" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--4--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"> <span class="empty">No votes yet</span> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input class="js-hide button js-form-submit form-submit" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--2" name="op" value="Rate" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-dilswt4exgobur68guw-arelebzci0frzhb1ijtmgqm" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-DIlswT4eXGoBur68Guw_aRELebZCi0FRzHB1IjTMgqM" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-2" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_2" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/aircraft-interiors" hreflang="en">Aircraft interiors</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" loading="lazy" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2023-12/p-4303-emirates-alcohol-beverage-landscape-portrait-lores.jpg" width="2680" height="2062" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Mon, 11 Dec 2023 11:25:17 +0000 eNethersole 67598 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Etihad Airways wins ‘Design Airline of the Year 2023 http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/events/etihad-airways-wins-design-airline-of-the-year-2023 <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">The awards follow in quick succession from the global edition of the World Travel Awards 2023 on Friday 1 December, where Etihad celebrated a hat-trick with Best Customer Experience, Best Economy Class and Best First Class Lounge.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">The DesignAir judges commented: “Etihad has not just shone in its own region where it was crowned Design Airline of the Year Middle East, 2023 – but also our most prestigious award – Design Airline of the Year, 2023. Etihad has proven itself above all other carriers across the globe as this year’s leading global design airline.”</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">The award recognises Etihad’s continued investment in guest experience, which this year has included the introduction of new menus and the launch of a new design-led and sustainable Economy dining experience. The airline also welcomed a new partnership with Armani/Casa to elevate the soft furnishings and tableware in Etihad’s acclaimed Business class experience.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">The airport passenger experience has also been improved following the opening of Terminal A, Etihad’s new home at Abu Dhabi International Airport, in November. The new terminal provides Etihad’s guests with a streamlined and biometric check-in experience, dedicated premium check-in services and a three-storey Business and First class lounge facility.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Etihad has also received the ‘Most Improved Airline Brand’ in this year’s awards, reflecting its monumental year.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">This November, the airline celebrated its 20th anniversary and unveiled a roadmap for growth as part of its ‘Journey 2030’ vision, and an expanded network for 2024. Etihad also recently revealed the impressive cabin interiors on its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft which offer enhanced levels of comfort and privacy for guests.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Antonoaldo Neves, Etihad Airways’ CEO, said: “This year is a proud and pivotal moment for Etihad. As we continue to invest in creating innovative and memorable experiences for our guests, we are thrilled to be recognised as design leaders in this year’s DesignAir awards.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">"On behalf of the entire Etihad family, I want to express our deepest gratitude to our dedicated team members and our loyal customers. This prestigious recognition as the</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">‘Design Airline of the Year 2023’ and ‘Most Improved Airline Brand’ is a testament to the hard work and commitment of our Etihad family. We are proud and honoured by the trust and support of our customers. Thank you for being a part of our journey.”</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Jonny Clark, Founder of The DesignAir, said: “Etihad has worked tirelessly for a few years now improving its product, image and consistency across its fleet. It’s for these very reasons we’re proud to award Etihad as the most improved airline brand this year. The airline hasn’t stopped in its efforts to elevate the passenger experience in the skies and on the ground.”</span></span></span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2023-12-08T12:00:00Z">Fri, 08/12/2023 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Etihad Airways has won ‘Design Airline of the Year 2023’, the top honour in the annual DesignAir Awards. </span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/air-transport" hreflang="en">Air transport</a></div> <div><a href="/aircraft-interiors" hreflang="en">Aircraft interiors</a></div> <div><a href="/sustainability" hreflang="en">Sustainability</a></div> <div><a href="/technology" hreflang="en">Technology</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-3" id="vote--3" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-3" action="/taxonomy/term/10/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--6--description" id="edit-vote--6" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--6--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"> <span class="empty">No votes yet</span> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input class="js-hide button js-form-submit form-submit" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--3" name="op" value="Rate" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-s9z1fcrtqbgr9k9gwjhppqmdzf1mrzljlhex-qfj6ae" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-S9Z1FCrtqbgr9k9gwJhppqmDZf1mRZLJLhEX_QFJ6aE" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-3" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_3" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/events" hreflang="en">Events</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" loading="lazy" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2023-12/Image%201%20Etihad%20Airways%20A350-1000%20which%20features%20an%20innovative%20lighting%20system%20to%20reduce%20jetlag.jpg" width="950" height="633" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Fri, 08 Dec 2023 11:42:09 +0000 eNethersole 67592 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Oman Air launches new amenity kit range http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/aircraft-interiors/oman-air-launches-new-amenity-kit-range <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Featuring a bespoke selection of fragrance and skincare products, the finely crafted kits draw inspiration from Oman’s nature and heritage, reflected in their soothing sand and cocoa tones. Available for guests in premium cabins, exceptional attention has been given to the materials, ensuring their enduring appeal for in-flight use and beyond.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">With exclusive designs for men and women, the First Class kits feature iconic Amouage fragrances, Epic Man and Epic Woman, with a luxurious assortment of hand &amp; body lotion, facial moisturiser and lip balm, as well as socks, eye mask, hand cleansing gel, mouthwash and 3M earplugs.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">The kit for Business Class passengers is a functional unisex folio design containing Amouage fragrance, Meander, facial moisturiser and lip balm, in addition to socks, eye mask, hand cleansing gel, mouthwash and 3M earplugs.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Designed with sustainability as a key consideration, the stylish pouches are ideal for reuse and repurpose beyond the flight. In addition, all unnecessary packaging has been removed to ensure minimal waste.</span></span></span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2023-12-06T12:00:00Z">Wed, 06/12/2023 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Oman Air has revealed its latest range of luxury on-board amenity kits in collaboration with high fragrance House, Amouage. </span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/air-transport" hreflang="en">Air transport</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-4" id="vote--4" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-4" action="/taxonomy/term/10/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--8--description" id="edit-vote--8" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--8--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"> <span class="empty">No votes yet</span> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input class="js-hide button js-form-submit form-submit" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--4" name="op" value="Rate" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-ra6b2btqjpa20k1oanxj25c9jkx5g7hxo6syucxs-rq" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-rA6B2BTQJPA20k1OAnXj25C9JKx5g7hxO6SyUCXS_RQ" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-4" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_4" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/aircraft-interiors" hreflang="en">Aircraft interiors</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" loading="lazy" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2023-12/image2.jpg" width="950" height="633" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Wed, 06 Dec 2023 12:58:19 +0000 eNethersole 67586 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Dubai Airshow 2023: Emirates signs 'big' deals with Safran http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/events/dubai-airshow-2023-emirates-signs-big-deals-with-safran <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">This includes a US $1 billion deal for the latest generation Safran Seats for Emirates’ new fleet of Airbus A350, Boeing 777X-9 and existing Boeing 777-300 aircraft.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">The agreement includes Business, Premium Economy and Economy class seats for the Emirates Airbus A350, and Business, Premium Economy and Economy Class seats for the Boeing 777X-9. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline said: “Safran is a key partner for Emirates and we’re working closely to reimagine and elevate our future cabins with smart design and the latest technologies. These have been decisive factors in our selection of seat types which will be customised for Emirates.&nbsp; Today’s announcement is significant not only because it cements the partnership between Emirates and Safran, but also because it supports aviation manufacturing and the wider value chain in France and across Europe.”</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">“Safran is very proud of our longstanding strategic alliance with Emirates,” added Safran CEO Olivier Andriès. “The continuation of our 30-year partnership underscores Safran’s commitment to innovative solutions for aircraft interiors, critical aircraft equipment and services to ensure the best possible passenger experience. Today’s agreements set the stage for Safran’s continued growth along with our customer, a leader in the global market. More than ever, we are looking ahead to the future.”</span></span></span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2023-11-15T12:00:00Z">Wed, 15/11/2023 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Emirates has signed a series of contracts with Safran, worth over US$1.2 billion combined.</span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/aircraft-interiors" hreflang="en">Aircraft interiors</a></div> <div><a href="/technology" hreflang="en">Technology</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-5" id="vote--5" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-5" 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15 Nov 2023 04:45:08 +0000 eNethersole 67482 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero TATV Spotlight: CTT Systems http://www.timesaerospace.aero/video/air-transport/tatv-spotlight-ctt-systems <div> <div>Video section</div> <div><a href="/video/show-business" hreflang="en">Show business</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Tue, 14 Nov 2023 15:44:04 +0000 cbrown 67480 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Dubai Airshow prepares for biggest event on record http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/events/dubai-airshow-prepares-for-biggest-event-on-record <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">The 18th edition of the Airshow presents an opportunity to welcome many new and returning industry stakeholders to the Emirate, and reflect on the recovery and growth of the aviation and wider aerospace sectors in recent years, particularly in the Middle East where passenger numbers continue to rise.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Middle Eastern airlines posted a 27.3 per cent increase in August traffic compared to the previous year, meanwhile globally, traffic now stands at almost 96 per cent of pre-COVID levels.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">&nbsp;Dubai Airports also announced that it served 41.6 million guests in the first half of 2023, a 49 per cent increase against the same period in 2022, fuelled by a 43 per cent surge in second-quarter passenger traffic.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">As the aerospace, space and defence industries continue to play a critical role for local, regional and international economies, more than 1,400 exhibitors – including 400 first-time exhibitors and 80+ startups across sectors including commercial aviation, advanced aerial mobility, space, defence and military, business aviation, air traffic management, emerging technology and more will unveil innovations and trailblasing solutions at the industry mega event.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">An expanded space pavilion, in partnership with the UAE Space Agency, will also be a key feature at this year’s edition. It will see first-time and prominent players including the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), the Technology Innovation Institute (TII), Dubai Electricity &amp; Water Authority (DEWA) and several others demonstrate how the collaboration of the space and aviation industries are shaping the future of travel. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Dubai Airshow 2023 will also host a comprehensive conference agenda that will welcome more than 300 international speakers and feature more than 80 hours of insightful content to drive conversations on the most important industry topics such as sustainability, space, advanced aerial mobility, air traffic management, passenger experience, diversity, and much more. Countless networking opportunities will also support the Airshow’s position as a leading international platform for valuable business opportunities that will play a significant role in the future of the industry.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">As one of the most anticipated aspects of the Dubai Airshow, the famous static and flying displays will return, with an impressive line-up of the world’s most advanced aircraft. The flying display will maintain its status as one of the most impressive ways for manufacturers to demonstrate their aircraft abilities to the global aerospace industry, while providing a breath-taking spectacle for visitors each day, and this year’s static display will set a new benchmark, showcasing more than 180 commercial and military aircraft.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Attendance from regional and international airlines will also reflect the strong growth and transformation being witnessed across the industry. Earlier this year, Emirates released its 2022-23 Annual Report, announcing its most profitable year ever with a profit of AED 10.6 billion (US$ 2.9 billion) compared with AED 3.9 billion (US$ 1.1 billion) loss in the previous year. Meanwhile, Etihad Airways announced a record-breaking core operating profit of US$ 296 million in the first half of 2022, compared to a US$ 392 million loss during the same period the previous year, and the world’s first premium leisure airline, Beond, announced its launch this year, further reflecting the return of the luxury leisure market.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Tero Taskila, CEO &amp; Chairman of Beond, said: “Beond is thrilled to have this opportunity to showcase our beautiful, specially-fitted aircraft at the upcoming Dubai Airshow. Embodied in this aircraft is our vision for a ground-breaking approach to premium leisure travel, and promise of a pioneering flight experience for our guests. This marks the beginning of our journey as the world’s first premium leisure airline, and we could not be more pleased to be able to celebrate with industry partners at the Airshow.”</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">The same growth is being seen across the region. Qatar Airways Group published its annual report for 2022/23 highlighting an extraordinary year with profits reaching US$ 21.0 billion, up 45 per cent compared to the previous year, and Saudia Group just recently unveiled its new brand identity, part of its comprehensive strategy to support the advancement of the aviation sector, not only in the Kingdom but in the MENA region as well, to accommodate the growing demand.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">His Excellency Ibrahim Al Omar, Director General of Saudia Group, said: “This is an exciting time in the Group’s history. The new brand offers much more than an evolution of our visual identity, but rather a celebration of all that we have achieved. We are implementing a fully integrated program that will enable us to play a driving role in advancing Vision 2030, in line with the targets of the Saudi Aviation Strategy. We are committed to expanding the fleet of the group to 318 aircraft and serve 175 destinations. We are entering a new era, and we believe that we now have everything in place to deliver on our promise to bring the world to Saudi Arabia and demonstrate what the Kingdom has to offer from a tourism and business perspective.”</span></span></span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2023-11-02T12:00:00Z">Thu, 02/11/2023 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">This year’s Dubai Airshow is set to be the biggest on record, with 1,400+ exhibitors from 95 countries and visitor numbers expected to grow from last year’s edition.</span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/air-transport" hreflang="en">Air transport</a></div> <div><a href="/aircraft-interiors" hreflang="en">Aircraft interiors</a></div> <div><a href="/airports" hreflang="en">Airports</a></div> <div><a href="/business-aviation" hreflang="en">Business aviation</a></div> <div><a href="/defence" hreflang="en">Defence</a></div> <div><a href="/maintenance" hreflang="en">Maintenance</a></div> <div><a href="/manufacturing" hreflang="en">Manufacturing</a></div> <div><a href="/space" hreflang="en">Space</a></div> <div><a href="/sustainability" hreflang="en">Sustainability</a></div> <div><a href="/technology" hreflang="en">Technology</a></div> <div><a href="/training" hreflang="en">Training</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-6" id="vote--6" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-6" action="/taxonomy/term/10/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--12--description" id="edit-vote--12" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--12--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"> <span class="empty">No votes yet</span> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input class="js-hide button js-form-submit form-submit" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--6" name="op" value="Rate" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-c6yaw2xqleaiuor2tr2tmuu28tzoi22lszkanoxwp68" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-c6YaW2xQLEaIUOr2tr2tMuu28TzOi22LSZKaNOxwp68" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-6" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_6" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/events" hreflang="en">Events</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" loading="lazy" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2023-11/Dubai%20Airshow%202023%20%283%29.jpg" width="2000" height="1460" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Thu, 02 Nov 2023 11:06:28 +0000 eNethersole 67414 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Saudia increases seat capacity by 380% for flights to and from Turkey http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/aircraft-interiors/saudia-increases-seat-capacity-by-380-for-flights-to-and-from-turkey <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">This expansion coincides with the latest announcement of the availability of electronic visas for Turkish citizens. It also reflects the airline's commitment to supporting the goals of Saudi Vision 2030, particularly its role in carrying 30 million pilgrims.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">The airline said the expansion comes at a time when operations are experiencing substantial growth, especially in light of the increasing number of guests arriving to perform Umrah. Saudia is fully dedicated to providing an elevated journey for these pilgrims, with a strong emphasis on offering superior and spiritually enriching services to ensure a seamless pilgrimage experience.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">The operational expansion includes the addition of flights to both Ankara and Gaziantep, offering direct connections to Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah. Moreover, the airline plans to introduce an additional 100 flights during the peak Umrah season, effectively increasing the available seating capacity by 37,000. These flights will serve both King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah and Prince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah.</span></span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2023-10-18T12:00:00Z">Wed, 18/10/2023 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Saudia has increased its monthly seat capacity by 380% for flights between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Republic of Turkey. </span></span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/air-transport" hreflang="en">Air transport</a></div> <div><a href="/route-planning-and-tourism" hreflang="en">Route planning and tourism</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-7" id="vote--7" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-7" action="/taxonomy/term/10/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--14--description" id="edit-vote--14" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--14--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"> <span class="empty">No votes yet</span> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input class="js-hide button js-form-submit form-submit" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--7" name="op" value="Rate" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-cvuwb3trw7tq0io2aknqwoysiiwe3rzkip4hyqgnbni" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-CVuwB3TRw7Tq0IO2aKnQWoYsIIWe3RzkiP4hYQGnBNI" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-7" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_7" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/aircraft-interiors" hreflang="en">Aircraft interiors</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" loading="lazy" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2023-10/380%25-increase_MM_Ar.jpg" width="1920" height="1080" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Wed, 18 Oct 2023 09:26:38 +0000 eNethersole 67337 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Saudia Technic upgrades first suites in Boeing B777 aircraft http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/aircraft-interiors/saudia-technic-upgrades-first-suites-in-boeing-b777-aircraft <div property="schema:text"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">The company upgraded the First Suites of aircraft HZ-AK37 with plans to upgrade the remaining nine aircraft of the same model in the near future. This development aligns with the latest advancements and innovations in the field of aircraft maintenance, geared towards enhancing operational quality and elevating the travel experience for guests.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">A team of skilled Saudi engineers and cabin maintenance technicians at Saudia Technic led a collaborative initiative with Seat Air Systems to enhance the First Suites. Following the successful procurement and approval of all necessary materials, a state-of-the-art workshop has been established at the company's headquarters at King Abdulaziz International Airport, Jeddah. This workshop is fully equipped with advanced facilities and tools to support the seamless execution of the required modifications and assembly processes. The development was carried out under the supervision of inspectors from regulatory authorities who oversaw the issuance of required permits.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">The procedures included changing the mechanism for securing and operating the First Suite cabin doors by adding an additional latch and increasing the number of movable paths to allow smooth and steady door movement. Additionally, an advanced, high-quality metal gear system was installed horizontally to mitigate any potential impact caused by the door's weight. These technical measures have resulted in the reduction in the aircraft's overall weight and enhanced efficiency, which significantly contribute to reducing operational costs.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Ibrahim Al-Omar, director general of the Saudia Group, highlighted that one of the key features of the new era of the Group is the localisation of the aviation industry. This includes all maintenance, development, and technical manufacturing operations within the Kingdom and regionally through Saudia Technic, employing qualified and skilled Saudi talent.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">The successful upgrade of the First Suite for Saudia’s Boeing 777 has been completed while adhering to international standards. This achievement has enabled Saudia to obtain the necessary accreditation and licenses from the General Authority of Civil Aviation and the Federal Aviation Administration to further develop and upgrade the remaining aircraft within the fleet. </span></span></span></p> </div> <div> <div>Posted date</div> <div><time datetime="2023-10-17T12:00:00Z">Tue, 17/10/2023 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div> <div>First paragraph</div> <div><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Saudia Technic has initiated a project to enhance the First Suites of its Boeing 777 aircraft fleet, designated for long-haul and direct Saudia flights. </span></span></span></p> </div> </div> <div> <div>Regions</div> <div> <div><a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Other topics</div> <div> <div><a href="/air-transport" hreflang="en">Air transport</a></div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Rate</div> <div><form class="fivestar-form-8" id="vote--8" data-drupal-selector="fivestar-form-8" action="/taxonomy/term/10/feed" method="post" accept-charset="UTF-8"> <div class="clearfix fivestar-average-text fivestar-average-stars fivestar-form-item fivestar-basic"><div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-fivestar form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <div class="js-form-item form-item js-form-type-select form-item-vote js-form-item-vote form-no-label"> <select class="vote form-select" data-drupal-selector="edit-vote" aria-describedby="edit-vote--16--description" id="edit-vote--16" name="vote"><option value="-">Select rating</option><option value="20">Give it 1/5</option><option value="40">Give it 2/5</option><option value="60">Give it 3/5</option><option value="80">Give it 4/5</option><option value="100">Give it 5/5</option><option value="0">Cancel rating</option></select> <div id="edit-vote--16--description" class="description"> <div class="fivestar-summary fivestar-summary-average-count"> <span class="empty">No votes yet</span> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div><input class="js-hide button js-form-submit form-submit" data-drupal-selector="edit-submit" type="submit" id="edit-submit--8" name="op" value="Rate" /> <input autocomplete="off" data-drupal-selector="form-bq7gtj1tgigjbvleso3ylrovnrqcc0oqp9mjaxsa6rg" type="hidden" name="form_build_id" value="form-bq7GTj1tGiGjBVLeSO3YLroVnrQCc0oQp9mjaXsa6Rg" /> <input data-drupal-selector="edit-fivestar-form-8" type="hidden" name="form_id" value="fivestar_form_8" /> </form> </div> </div> <div> <div>Top story</div> <div>On</div> </div> <div> <div>Article main topic</div> <div><a href="/aircraft-interiors" hreflang="en">Aircraft interiors</a></div> </div> <div> <div>Redirected</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Moved to features</div> <div>Off</div> </div> <div> <div>Lead image:</div> <div> <img property="schema:image" loading="lazy" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2023-10/redwan%202-12.jpg" width="6000" height="4000" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div> <div>New batch</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Tue, 17 Oct 2023 13:32:21 +0000 eNethersole 67335 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero Flydubai's seating plan hits the suite spot http://www.timesaerospace.aero/features/aircraft-interiors/flydubais-seating-plan-hits-the-suite-spot <article class="flow post"> <header class="post-header grid twelve"> <span class="post-category" > <a href="/aircraft-interiors" hreflang="en">Aircraft interiors</a></span> <time class="post-date" > 02 October 2023</time> <h1> Flydubai&#039;s seating plan hits the suite spot </h1> </header> <div > <figure class="post__lead-image" > <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2023-10/Flydubai%20Business%20Suite%20mock-up%20copy.jpg" width="1080" height="720" alt="New business-class cabin" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </figure> <div class="post__content grid twelve"> <div class="flow"> <div class="dropcap" > <p>Dubai-based carrier has unveiled its new business-class offering for the increasingly-competitive Gulf marketplace.</p> </div> <p>Hybrid carrier Flydubai is to introduce its new business-class cabin by the end of this year.</p> <p>The aim, the company said at Arabian Travel Market in May, is to bring widebody-style levels of privacy and comfort to the narrowbody market.</p> <p>The airline said that ‘The Business Suite’, which has been designed specifically for single-aisle aircraft, is the latest evolution in its premium cabin offering.</p> <p>The airline began life as a low-cost carrier but has for some years offered a business-class cabin to cater for local tastes.</p> <p>The new business-class cabin will have 10 suites installed in some of the airline’s newest Boeing 737 MAX aircraft with deliveries before the end of 2023. The new cabin will be available on up to six aircraft by Q1 2024 and will be scheduled on longer flights around the Flydubai network.</p> <p>The new seat will offer all business-class passengers direct aisle access, which emulates business-class cabins on board many widebody aircraft. </p> <p>Flydubai is the launch customer for the new seat, which has been designed in collaboration with Safran Seats and JPA Design, a multinational design company. </p> <figure role="group"><img alt="Flydubai business suite" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="4121707d-56b2-4529-acd8-f716c751a8d1" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/inline-images/Flydubai%20Business%20Suite%20layout%20flydubai%20copy.jpg" width="1080" height="720" loading="lazy" /><figcaption>Picture: Flydubai</figcaption></figure><p>“Our business and product offerings have evolved from the initial no-frills model over the past 14 years to cater to the ever-growing needs of our customers and the markets we operate in,” Flydubai CEO, Ghaith Al Ghaith said.</p> <p>“We have come a long way since the introduction of our first business-class offering in 2013, which has served us well. We are proud to unveil a new premium product which rivals the business-class experience offered by many airlines on wide-body aircraft.” </p> <p>The airline introduced lie-flat seats to its business-class cabins in 2017.</p> <p>Daniel Kerrison, Flydubai’s vice-president of inflight product said that the increased height of the seat’s back-shell, a sliding suite door, created a level of privacy never before seen on Boeing 737s. However, passengers will be able to transform their seats from a fully-closed suite experience to a more traditional open-plan seat for greater social interaction, should they wish. </p> <p>In-flight entertainment will come in the form of a Bluetooth system that allows the use of personal headphones with a 17-inch 4K built-in touchscreen.</p> </div> <div class="post__aside"> <div class="author-teaser" > <figure > <a href="/node/144" hreflang="en"><img loading="lazy" src="/sites/aerospace/times/files/2021-08/alan-dron.jpg" width="250" height="250" alt="Alan Dron" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </figure> <div class="author-teaser__inner"> <h3> <a href="/node/144" hreflang="en">Alan Dron</a> </h3> <p > Alan Dron is air transport editor at Arabian Aerospace for which he has written since its launch. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="tags"> <span>Article Also Filed in: </span> <ul class="l-rs tags__list"> <li class="tag" > <a href="/middle-east-and-north-africa" hreflang="en">Middle East and North Africa</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="subscribe-block bg-grey-light flow" > <h2>Stay up to date</h2> <p>Subscribe to the free Times Aerospace newsletter and receive the latest content every week. 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