Aircraft interiors http://www.timesaerospace.aero/ en Wed, 05 Jun 2024 12:10:52 +0100 Pegasus appoints Acro Aircraft Seating to line-fit fifty A321neo aircraft http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/aircraft-interiors/pegasus-appoints-acro-aircraft-seating-to-line-fit-fifty-a321neo-aircraft

Deliveries to the low-cost Turkish carrier will start in the first quarter of 2025, with the inaugural order completed by the end of 2029, and the potential for fifty further aircraft to follow soon after.

The Series 9 in rich navy vegan leather will be pre-reclined to a comfort- and space-enhancing 21.5 degrees and will feature custom trim and finish, with subtle touches of the vivid red and bold yellow which feature in the striking Pegasus Airlines’ livery.

Announcing the contract, Neil Cairns, CEO of Acro, said, “We are delighted to have been chosen as the preferred partner of the dynamic and forward-thinking Pegasus Airlines and we’re looking forward to creating, with the Pegasus team, a distinctively bespoke version of our versatile Series 9.

“The Series 9 has been hailed, with justification, as a game-changer; it’s known as the Fixed Back, which truly optimises passenger living space, even in high-density cabins. Its attributes are perfect for today’s marketplace, with benefits including competitive weight and costs, elegant clean lines and reduced part count to support low maintenance and fast turnaround.

“Inevitably, it’s the comfort of this class-leading seat which gives it its Unique Selling Point.  Generous pax width has been achieved without compromise to either armrest or aisle width, so that passengers enjoy outstanding stretch-out legroom even at a reduced pitch.  We’re confident that it will be a huge hit for Pegasus Airlines and their passengers when it takes to the air.”

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Acro Aircraft Seating has won a contract with Pegasus to line-fit fifty Airbus A321neo aircraft.

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Wed, 05 Jun 2024 11:10:52 +0000 eNethersole 68491 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero
Flyadeal upgrades seats with Acro Aircraft Seating http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/aircraft-interiors/flyadeal-upgrades-seats-with-acro-aircraft-seating

Since April 2021, Acro Aircraft Seating has successfully delivered 22 shipsets of its Series 6 seat to flyadeal for its Airbus A320neo aircraft, with a further 2 shipsets on schedule for delivery this month.

The Series 9 for flyadeal delivers substantial weight advantage and sustainability benefits without compromising on comfort or aesthetics. It offers even greater benefits, with svelte lines giving a standout contemporary style and clever design creating a sense of spaciousness around this supremely elegant and light weight seat.

Neil Cairns, said: “It is great that we are announcing this fantastic news with flyadeal at the world’s leading marketplace for airlines and the interiors supply chain, reaffirming our position as a key player and leading innovator in our industry.

“Designed to meet the rigorous demands of today’s increasingly value-driven airlines, our Economy Class champion, the Series 9, is acclaimed for its combination of light weight, unparalleled living space, easy maintenance and robust performance –  characteristics which made it the perfect go-to product for flyadeal.

“In service with the airline, the Series 6 has already delivered on all fronts, inspiring flyadeal to invest still further in Acro products, upgrading to our reimagined Series 9 for the next phase of the airline’s growth. We are thrilled at this vote of confidence and look forward to working closely with flyadeal to create, with them, a bespoke version of this stunning seat which will reflect both the brand and corporate values of the company. In partnership with flyadeal, we want to reach higher and do more.”

The Series 9 for flyadeal delivers substantial weight advantage and sustainability benefits without compromising on comfort or aesthetics. In fact, the Series 9 offers even greater benefits, with svelte lines giving standout contemporary style and clever design creating a sense of spaciousness around this supremely elegant and light weight seat.

Looking forward to the new look, Steve Greenway, flyadeal chief executive officer, said: “The undoubted success of the Series 6 encouraged us to establish a deeper relationship with Acro Aircraft Seating and we are delighted to confirm this next phase of our ongoing relationship.  For us, it is important that our partners should really understand our brand values and that they grasp, with us, the opportunity to continuously improve our offering to passengers.

“The upgrade to Series 9 from Acro is one such move, and we look forward to seeing the new seat design take to the air. Our striking livery will, I know, showcase the Series 9 to an impactful advantage, which goes much further than appearance. The key is a higher specification, lighter, and more robust seating which our customers will find even more comfortable.”

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Flyadeal has revealed the latest phase of its relationship with Acro Aircraft Seating with the announcement of an upgraded seat programme.

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Wed, 29 May 2024 13:16:33 +0000 eNethersole 68450 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero
Turkish Airlines unveils new sleeping set for its guests http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/flight-services-and-support/turkish-airlines-unveils-new-sleeping-set-for-its-guests

The airline said: “The standout piece of the collection, the silk-light duvet, offers a unique sleeping experience with its velvet suede fabric surface and iconic Turkish Airlines’ FLOW pattern in light colours, creating a sense of freshness.

“The ergonomic mattress pad, designed to provide bed-like comfort onboard, complements the cabin's colour scheme and contributes to a relaxing sleep concept. The welcome pillow, designed for a pleasant start to the flight, features a satin accessory and the unique FLOW pattern.”

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Turkish Airlines has revealed its sleeping sets for long-haul flights.

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Boeing ecoDemonstrator test technologies to improve cabin sustainability http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/sustainability/boeing-ecodemonstrator-test-technologies-to-improve-cabin-sustainability

“The ecoDemonstrator programme is among our most iconic flight demonstrators, having tested 250 technologies since it first took flight in 2012,” said Brian Moran, Boeing’s chief sustainability officer.

“This year’s testing of various cabin interiors aims to help solve for the portion of our airplanes that is not reusable or recyclable while also reducing fuel use and crew workload."

Eleven aircraft have served as flying test beds for the ecoDemonstrator project since it began in 2012, almost all flying on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). This year, the 777-200ER will fly on a 30/70 blend of SAF and conventional jet fuel.

“The Boeing ecoDemonstrator programme helps us make tangible improvements to our products – allowing us to reduce the environmental impact of flying, improve the in-flight experience and strengthen the safety of our airplanes,” added Stephanie Pope, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

“We’re grateful for the many partnerships within aviation and beyond who help us turn the seemingly impossible into reality."

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Boeing is testing three dozen technologies on its ecoDemonstrator programme focused on operational efficiency and sustainability in cabin interiors.

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Fri, 17 May 2024 10:46:02 +0000 eNethersole 68396 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero
Emirates to retrofit an additional 71 A380s and B777s http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/aircraft-interiors/emirates-to-retrofit-an-additional-71-a380s-and-b777s

The original plan called for 120 aircraft - 67 A380s and 53 777s to undergo full refurbishment. The Boeing 777 remains the backbone of the Emirates fleet, and the A380 is the airline’s flagship customer favourite, and the expansion of the refurbishment programme ensures Emirates continues to provide customers with an unparalleled travel experience.

Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline said: “We’re topping up our multi-billion dollar investment in the retrofit programme to introduce cutting-edge cabin products on more of our A380s and Boeing 777s, demonstrating a clear commitment to elevating the customer experience with a best-in-class suite of products across every cabin. The addition of more aircraft  fitted with our newest generation seats, updated cabin finishings and a contemporary colour palette also marks a significant step in ensuring more customers can consistently experience our premium products across both aircraft types.”

Emirates has retrofitted 22 A380 aircraft so far, and in July of this year, the first Boeing 777 will undergo an interior refresh.  Each Boeing 777 aircraft will take approximately two weeks to refurbish before entering service. Plans include the refurbishment of the First-Class cabin, all new Business Class seats making a debut on the aircraft in an updated 1-2-1 seating configuration, in addition to 24 of the latest Premium Economy seats, giving customers more premium options to choose from.

Along with the addition of the Premium Economy cabin, the Emirates Boeing 777 will be configured with 332 seats in four classes, featuring eight First Class suites, 40 Business Class seats, and 260 Economy Class seats. To make room for the new Premium Economy cabin, 50 Economy seats will be removed.

Refurbishment work for the Emirates fleet is completely being managed and executed in-house at the airline’s Engineering Centre, with over 250 project personnel currently working round the clock, supported by 31 major partners and suppliers who have set up workshops both in the facility and offsite to deliver the refreshed cabins.

Once the last aircraft rolls out of the retrofit programme and the project is fully complete, the airline will have installed 8,104 next-generation Premium Economy seats, 1,894 refreshed First Class suites, 11,182 upgraded Business Class seats and 21,814 Economy Class seats. 

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Emirates is to completely refurbish another 43 A380s and 28 Boeing 777 aircraft, expanding its retrofit programme to 191 aircraft.

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Tue, 07 May 2024 08:42:52 +0000 eNethersole 68331 at http://www.timesaerospace.aero
ATM: Emirates receives official Royal visit at its stand http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/events/atm-emirates-receives-official-royal-visit-at-its-stand

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed was officially welcomed by Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ deputy president and chief commercial officer, who gave a tour of the airline’s latest products, including its popular Premium Economy seat.

Emirates’ full Premium Economy cabin experience was unveiled during the 2022 edition of the Arabian Travel Market and is currently available on routes to 15 cities. This will expand to 16 cities in June, as a four-class Emirates A380 is deployed on flights to Osaka, and to nine more cities by January 2025, as Emirates today announced the first destinations to be served with its new A350 aircraft which will also offer Premium Economy cabins.

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Emirates received His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman and chief executive Emirates Airline, at its stand during the  Arabian Travel Market (ATM).

 

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Emirates welcomes key dignitaries at ITB Berlin 2024 http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/events/emirates-welcomes-key-dignitaries-at-itb-berlin-2024

Emirates  welcomed Kai Wegner, Governing Mayor of Berlin; Franziska Giffey, Senator for Economic Affairs, Energy and Public Enterprises and Dieter Janecek, Federal Government Coordinator of the Maritime Industry and Tourism, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action and other senior officials to its stand during the Official Opening Tour of ITB Berlin, starting this year’s edition of the world’s leading travel trade show. Members of the VIP delegation were officially welcomed by Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline and Adnan Kazim, Emirates Deputy President and Chief Commercial Officer.

The officials were given a tour of the airline’s Economy Class seat display with its latest amenities, as well as the iconic A380 Onboard Lounge. Emirates has planned three action-packed days at ITB Berlin, aiming to strengthen and forge new strategic partnerships across the regional travel and aviation ecosystem. 

Emirates has been serving Germany for more than 35 years and remains committed to supporting tourism and the local economy in the market.

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Emirates has showcased its latest innovations to key dignitaries at ITB Berlin 2024.

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Comlux completes second ACJ TwoTwenty cabin http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/business-aviation/comlux-completes-second-acj-twotwenty-cabin

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.

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.”

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Comlux has successfully completed the second ACJ TwoTwenty cabin at its completion centre in Indianapolis.

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Emirates launches Premium Economy in São Paulo http://www.timesaerospace.aero/news/aircraft-interiors/emirates-launches-premium-economy-in-sao-paulo

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.

“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.

“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.

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Emirates has launched its Premium Economy offering in Brazil, with a media tour of one of its enhanced four-class A380 aircraft.

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