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June 15 2022



Today's Top Stories


Boeing beats Airbus with 23 aircraft orders in May

Though Boeing continues to lag behind Airbus in deliveries, May's order book painted a better picture for the US aircraft manufacturer. Figures show that it received 23 orders, including 17 for widebody aircraft.  This compares to 13 for Airbus. One of the largest was from Lufthansa for seven 787-9 aircraft. Boeing is hamstrung by the FAA directive preventing B787s from being delivered, but yesterday the Seattle Times reported that this is likely to be lifted soon.

Simple Flying | Related Boeing Increasingly Confident With 787 Delivery Resumption - Simple Flying



Turkish Airlines to change name to ‘Türkiye’ airlines

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said the Turkish national carrier will rebrand as “Türkiye Hava Yolları” instead of “Turkish Airlines." This is part of his push for his country to be known internationally as “Türkiye” instead of “Turkey”.  “Turkey no longer exists. It is Türkiye,” Erdogan said during a ceremony marking the launch of a new communications satellite. “Türkiye Hava Yolları will be inscribed on the bodies of our planes instead of Turkish Airlines.”

Daily Sabah | Related Turkish Airlines: National carrier rebrands to better represent country’s culture - euronews travel



Airbus launches Airspace Link HBCplus connectivity solution for airlines

Airbus has launched Airspace Link HBCplus, its new flexible satellite connectivity solution that will be offered as an SFE line-fit catalogue option and also for retrofit on all Airbus programmes. HBCplus, which initially encompasses Ka-band services, will enable airlines to connect to a choice of Managed Service Providers (MSPs) via a new certified terminal and radome built as part of the aircraft. In the future it is planned to extend HBCplus to include MSPs which offer Ku-band services.

Airbus | Related Airbus launches Airspace Link HBCplus – the flexible high bandwidth connectivity solution for airlines - Air101



Safran showcases two new seat designs at AIX

Safran has showcased two new business class seats at AIX in Germany: VUE and Unity. VUE is adapted to long-haul flights on narrowbody airplanes. It is designed to offer passengers a similar experience to that of the most comfortable widebodies. Unity is a new generation of high-end forward-facing business class seats. Leveraging the benefits of its layout and its ability to provide all passengers with direct access to the aisles, it offers a spacious suite environment and multiple storage areas.

Runway Girl Network | Related Safran introduces VUE and Unity business class seats - CAPA



Collins Aerospace’s SpaceChiller wins award for advancing passenger comfort

Collins Aerospace’s SpaceChille has been named a winner of a Crystal Cabin Award. A jury of 27 aviation industry experts announced the winners across eight categories June 14 in Hamburg, Germany. The efficient, modular and flexible SpaceChiller placed first in the Passenger Comfort category. This new technology chills compartments to food-safe temperatures without the use of refrigerants that may impact global warming, reduces power consumption up to 50% over alternate thermoelectric systems and can be leveraged across multiple service areas, including premium suites, passenger social zones, single galley inserts and whole cart bays.

Collins Aerospace | Related Collins Aerospace reveals new modular thermoelectric cooling system - Inflight



Condor to install new Lufthansa Technik floor heating system ‘HeatNOW'

Condor has become the first airline customer for Lufthansa Technik’s new floor heating system ‘HeatNOW’.Lufthansa Technik developed HeatNOW in response to the problem of cold spots in aircraft. While the passenger cabin is zone-controlled to comfortable temperatures at outside temperatures of -52 °C, it can get as cold as -10 °C in the galleys during a flight, especially in the lower door areas, Lufthansa Technik said, due to the sometimes very cold air flow created by the differential pressure.

Aviation Business News | Related Condor becomes first airline customer for Lufthansa Technik HeatNOW floor heating system - CAPA



Rolls Royce CEO: First transatlantic SAF Flight to happen in 2023

Rolls Royce boss Warren East has predicted that the psychologically important milestone of the first transatlantic Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) powered flight will take place by the end of 2023. In the long run, Mr East has his sights on hydrogen-powered planes to make the six-hour-plus journey across the Atlantic Ocean, but this breakthrough could be as far away.  However, Mr East says that it is the sustainable aviation fuel that will provide the first solutions for the mass market and longer distances.

The National | Related How ghost flights may threaten sustainability in commercial aviation - Airways Magazine





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Association News

Industry Champion Award Winner

Congratulations to Industry Champion Award Winner Job Heimerikx, CEO & Founder of AirFi and proud APEX (Airline Passenger Experience Association) Board of Directors leader! Amazing award to receive from Onboard Hospitality Magazine at #WTCE in #Hamburg!


Registration is NOW OPEN for APEX/IFSA EXPO!

Registration is now open the most comprehensive end-to-end airline passenger experience marketplace in the industry – APEX/IFSA EXPO!  On October 25-27 in Long Beach California, join more than 1,500 industry professionals, including airline CEOs, executives, suppliers, and decision-makers from dozens of airlines around the world, in showcasing the latest technologies, products, and content and share unique insights via our thought leadership programming. Click here to register.


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"Turkey no longer exists. It is Türkiye. Türkiye Hava Yolları will be inscribed on the bodies of our planes instead of Turkish Airlines.”

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
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