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China Airlines to Deploy FlightPath3D Fleet-Wide

China Airlines has deployed FlightPath3D, the first, full, 3D second screen on its A321neo in-flight entertainment (IFE) system powered by Safran, using FlightPath 3D’s “any device, any platform” technology. FlightPath3D also offers a range of apps to create a seamless passenger experience. Including a kids map that lets children discover animals, oceans, countries, and other landmarks around their destination. China Airlines Vice President for Corporate Development Office Jeremy Chang said, “We’re excited to have the most advanced 3D map available on our seatback and mobile devices simultaneously… plus the flexibility to add the kids app on our IFE.”

Asian Aviation | Related China Airlines brings in new W-IFE on Boeing 737-800 fleet – Aircraft Interiors International

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Anuvu Launches Revenue Solution Airtime Market

Anuvu has announced the launch of Airtime Market, a new offering in the company’s Airtime Portal. The product enables passengers to order and pay for food and beverage products directly from their devices, giving airlines full transparency across their onboard revenue and inventory. Airtime Market is designed to address unnecessary costs, uncertain inventory levels and potential transactions. Airtime Market also offers passenger features, including contactless ordering and payment, simple dietary navigation and filtering, real-time order tracking, auto-generated electronic receipts, and digital coupons.

PAX International | Related Anuvu gleans benefits from prioritizing R&D amid the pandemic – Runway Girl Network

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Unum to Showcase Unum One Business-Class Seat at AIX

Unum Aircraft Seating has announced it will showcase the company’s new Unum One business-class seat at the Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) alongside a virtual reality cabin. Visitors will be able to physically sit in the full lie-flat bed while using a virtual reality headset to experience Unum One in widebody and single-aisle aircraft, move around the cabin, and interact with the seat, privacy door, and adjustable monitor. “Unum One has so many features that we wanted to demonstrate, from the Zero Gravity seating position to the available space around the seat and the footwell area,” said Chris Brady, Unum CEO.

Inflight Online | Related Unum Unwraps Unum One First Business-Class Seat – APEX Media

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Air NZ Appoints Kiri Hannifin as Chief Sustainability Officer

Air New Zealand has appointed Kiri Hannifin as its chief sustainability officer, a newly created role as part of the carrier’s increased focus on sustainability. Hannifin will join the airline on December 5 from Countdown, where she spearheaded the company's program to reduce emissions. "Kiri's experience in driving change across the supply chain, engaging customers via tangible measures such as removing plastic bags from stores and diverting food waste from landfill will help our efforts move to a new level,” said Greg Foran, Air New Zealand chief executive officer.

New Zealand Herald | Related New Zealand & Singapore Want To Open A Sustainable Flight Corridor – Simple Flying

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Dnata Announces $100M Investment in Green Operations

Dnata has announced that it will invest $100 million in green operations in the next two years to further enhance environmental efficiency across its global network, to reduce its carbon footprint by 20% by 2024 and by 50% by 2030. The company has increased investments in electric and hybrid ramp, ground support (GSE) and forklift equipment, refurbished existing GSE with new technologies to decrease emissions further, worked with airlines to analyze consumption trends and used predictive data to optimize F&B for in-flight catering and to conserve water and reduce waste to landfill.

Breaking Travel News | Related Delhi Airport to become net zero carbon emission by 2030 – Business Today

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Ferrovial to Buy Stake in JFK Consortium

Ferrovial’s Airports division has signed a deal for the acquisition of 96% of The Carlyle Global Infrastructure Fund’s 51% stake in New Terminal One (NTO), the consortium tasked with designing, building and operating the new $9.5B Terminal One at JFK International Airport. The new 2.5 million square foot Terminal One will replace Terminals 1 and 2 and the former Terminal 3 and will be the largest terminal at JFK when completed. The project will see the old terminals demolished and the infrastructure modernized. Construction will be completed in phases, with the first slated for completion by 2026.

Airport Technology | Related Transformation of Delta's Terminal C airport completed – Spectrum News

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Heathrow to Reopen Terminal 4 on June 14

London Heathrow airport will reopen Terminal 4 on June 14 after being closed for two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Qatar Airways will be the first carrier to move to Terminal 4, followed by another 30 airlines over the next month. During the two-year closure, Heathrow has been refurbishing parts of Terminal 4, including upgrading toilets, air conditioning, and hold baggage screening machines. The airport said it was currently recruiting up to 1,000 new security officers and other staff to cope with increasing passenger numbers.   

Business Travel News Europe | Related Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 2 Reopening After Expansion – Simple Flying

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> PHOTO OF THE DAY

 
 

A Qantas Airbus A330 flying out of Sydney Airport. Captured by @sjaviationphotography

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> Tweet of the Day

@Thompson_Aero has unveiled VantageDUO - its new business class seat designed to enhance the #PaxEx for single-aisle aircraft! ✈️ 💺 @AdamGavine takes an exclusive look at this new seating innovation - check it out: https://aircraftinteriorsinternational.com/news/aircraft-seating/exclusive-first-look-thompsons-vantageduo.html

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Association News

Submit Your Nominations for the APEX/IFSA Awards!

The APEX/IFSA Awards program returns this year and is now accepting submissions. As the PaxEx industry’s most influential organization, our awards program is more relevant than ever. This years awards consist of eight categories including, APEX Best Inflight Connectivity Innovation; APEX Best Inflight Entertainment Innovation; APEX Best Airport Innovation; APEX Best Marketing Innovation; APEX/IFSA Best Cabin Innovation; APEX/IFSA Best Product or Service; IFSA Best Inflight Food or Beverage; and IFSA Best Onboard Amenity. Submit your application before the 21 June 2022 deadline.

 
 
 
 

> Quote of the Day

"Recent technological advancements have afforded us the opportunity to simplify the online purchasing process for consumers and businesses alike, aviation industry included."

Mike Pigott, Anuvu
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The Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) encompasses a network of airlines, businesses and professionals that are committed to providing a world-class airline experience for passengers around the globe. Every day, APEX members are improving every aspect of the airline experience, from designing, building and installing seating, entertainment and communications systems on commercial aircraft, to airport lounges and in-flight dining. Visit apex.aero for more information. APEX is professionally managed by Kellen Company, the premier global association management firm with offices and representation in the United States, Europe, China, the Middle East, India and Southeast Asia.

 
 

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