This episode of The Weekly Wrap takes a look at the biggest aviation news, from the retirement of Delta’s MD-88 and MD-90 fleet to Mitsubishi’s completed acquisition of Bombardier’s CRJ program to the introduction of new cleanliness experts on board to restore traveler confidence.
The hosts discuss a new industry-led working group that hopes to develop a new standard for hygiene in the cabin, plus the new partnership between Safran Seats and Universal Movement aimed at getting the Interspace seating family off the ground.
Last but not least, special guest Jonny Clark, business development director at Ink, joins to refute the idea that COVID-19 has accelerated the retirement of printed in-flight magazines.
See below for a rundown of the different topics discussed throughout the episode:
(0:28) Delta retires its MD-88 and MD-90 fleet, and other aircraft retirements
(1:30) Mitsubishi Heavy Industries completes its acquisition of Bombardier’s CRJ program
(3:08) Middle East carriers introduce hygiene-focused crew at the airport and in the cabin
(5:20) Interview with Jonny Clark, director of Business Development, Ink, about in-flight magazines
(9:32) How Safran Seats is bringing Universal Movement’s Interspace portfolio to life
(11:59) RedCabin and SEKISUI KYDEX’s new Aircraft Interiors Materials Hygiene working group
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