Could Ascent by Adient Aerospace climb the ranks?

Like many things in the aviation industry, there are always one or two major suppliers in most cases dominating the industry, whether its Boeing or Airbus, Rolls Royce or GE and within business class seats let’s face it, Collins Aerospace or Safran, but there are just as capable competitors on the fringe. Recaro and Thompson…

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Joon 2021? The launch of Play’s new uniforms

One of the latest startups to take to the skies, Play – an Icelandic low cost carrier – looks to pick up where Wow left off. While the airline hasn’t officially started flying, they have released their brand image and it’s certainly bold. The latest addition to the brand image its the carrier’s new uniforms…

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Boom! There goes United

United Airlines has brought a little bit of future optimism to the aviation industry once again today with the announcement of a commercial agreement with Denver-based aerospace company Boom Supersonic to add aircraft to its global fleet as well as a cooperative sustainability initiative – a move that facilitates a leap forward in returning supersonic…

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Turkish Airlines opts for stylish new amenity kits with greater links to Turkish culture

Turkish Airlines has once again renewed its collaboration with one of the country’s most distinguished painters, Devrim Erbil. The artist’s work will be found on the carrier’s short-haul Business Class amenity kits for short-haul flights produced by Galileo Watermark. Erbil, one of the most important living representatives of Turkish contemporary art, is deeply influenced by…

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TheDesignAir celebrates 9 years

“When I started this site back in 2012, I had no idea that I’d still be writing almost daily on the design developments across aviation, or that it would grow to become one of the top online aviation resources with thousands of subscribers, followers and countless emails and messages of support.” Jonny Clark, Founder TheDesignAir…

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PaperClip Design’s ‘Peacock’ concept could ruffle some feathers

with the rise of the all-aisle business class product, and now with doors, the benefits of First Class as a separate cabin class become more questionable. True exclusivity, privacy, space and dining are some of the only real benefits now, which doesn’t often equate to the price tag they come with. What if the needs of passengers looking for exclusivity, space or privacy could benefit from a space onboard that suits their needs, without the label of it being First Class? That’s what Paperclip Design in Hong Kong have considered in their latest concept, hot off the heels from their Butterfly seat design. 

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Hot Hotel: Santorini Sky, Santorini

For those of us who are trying to juggle the ever-changing landscape when it comes to emerging from our stay-at-home caves and craving some Vitamin D, there’s finally good news on the Horizon. As countries start their vaccination programmes, destinations like Greece are finally opening up to those vaccinated, COVID-free and those who’ve recovered from the virus…

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Will regional carrier Widerøe be the first airline to provide an electric-powered commercial aircraft in 2026?

The partnership between Rolls-Royce and airframer Tecnam was announced last year, however they’ve just connected the dots, expanding on Rolls-Royce 2019 partnership with Widerøe. Their combined goal is to deliver an all-electric passenger aircraft for Widerøe, the largest regional airline in Scandinavia, and a plan to enter revenue service in 2026. The idea of electric aircraft…

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JPA Design and Williams Advanced Engineering’s ‘Airtek’ seat signals shift to smarter design thinking

A little while ago, JPA Design announced a new type of Business Class seat, which on the surface may look like just another seat, but thanks to its partnership with Williams Advanced Engineering and SWS, the skin-deep appearance is anything but. Not only does the product learn from current design trends, it embraces lightweight technology,…

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