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July 18 2022



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Delta Air Lines To Buy 100 Boeing 737 MAX 10 Planes

Delta Air Lines placed an order of 100 Boeing 737 MAX 10 planes at the 2022 Farnborough International Airshow, its first major order for new aircraft from the U.S. manufacturer in more than a decade. The deal has options for 30 more of the planes. Deliveries will run from 2025 to 2029. The order will modernize its narrow-body fleet as the carrier seeks to capitalize on a rebound in travel following the record slump caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. It said the Max planes will be 20%-30% more fuel-efficient than the jetliners they will replace.

Simple Flying | Related Jet Airways near deal to buy 50 Airbus A220 jets - Mint



HAECO Touts Five-Abreast Narrowbody Premium/Business

HAECO Cabin Solutions’ 5-abreast Eclipse Staggered seats in 2-3 configuration staggers the two aisle seats a few inches back from the window seat -- and, on the right-hand side of the aircraft, the middle seat. For many international airlines, premium economy provides the highest yield per square foot of floor space. The Eclipse Staggered offers up to 14% more pax density than any other premium economy product. The seat would be offered as a five-abreast option on the A320 as well as an eight-abreast option on the Boeing 787-9.

Runway Girl | Related

Air New Zealand selects HAECO Cabin Solutions’ Vector Economy seating - Military Aerospace Electronics



Stellar Wins IFE Content Contract With Philippine Airlines

Stellar Entertainment announced a new partnership with Philippine Airlines (PAL) to supply inflight entertainment (IFE) content services starting from the July 2022 cycle. As their new content service provider, Stellar Entertainment will provide the Philippines’ flag carrier with a full range of IFE products and services, including account management, curation and licensing of all film, television and audio content, production services and content delivery. The Philippine Airlines entertainment menu will be managed by Stellar Entertainment’s teams in Sydney, Singapore and Malaysia.

Stellar Group | Related Philippine Airlines working on sustainable fuel amid IATA’s CO2 Connect rollout - Arab News



Europe’s Largest Private 5G Network To Be At Frankfurt Airport

Airport operator Fraport and global IT service provider NTT will install Europe’s largest private 5G campus network at Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany. The private 5G network will provide Fraport with an environment in which it can control data and voice communication autonomously. Thanks to the network’s high bandwidth and low latency, Fraport will be able to accelerate innovative projects, such as autonomous driving on the apron. The 5G network also enables real-time data transfer. Work on building the 5G network infrastructure at FRA is expected to begin in the third quarter of 2022.

Passenger Terminal Today | Related Airport 4.0: How private 5G is a key enabler - International Airport Review



Leeds Bradford Airport Awarded Level 2 Carbon Accreditation

Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) has been awarded Level 2: Reduction Airport Carbon Accreditation from ACI Europe, in recognition of its actions to actively reduce its carbon footprint by 13% over 12 months. The airport achieved this through several measures, notably replacing runway and approach lighting with LEDs and investing in high-efficiency motion sensor lighting throughout the terminal building. The airport is aiming for a 2030 net zero target and the highest level of accreditation, Level 4+: Transition, which requires it to align its carbon management ambition with global climate goals and transform operations with absolute emissions reductions.

Passenger Terminal Today | Related

ACI Europe Urges Countries to Reach a Deal on Reducing CO2 Emissions - SchengenVisaInfo



Gulf Air Launches Flight Pass System

Bahrain’s national carrier Gulf Air has announced the launch of its Flight Pass system in partnership with Option Town. The Flight Pass allows passengers to buy discounted tickets in bulk, amend bookings, and cancel bookings depending on the restrictions upon which passengers booked the flights.

Times Aerospace | Related

This New Airline Pass Lets You Explore Asia On The Cheap - GSTP



Emirates Reopens Sydney, Melbourne And Perth Lounges

Emirates will reopen its airport lounges in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth this month, following a ramp-up of flights to Australia in recent months. However, Emirates’ Brisbane lounge will remain closed, and the airline will continue to direct all eligible passengers to the Brisbane Plaza Premium Lounge. All Emirates lounges are open to Emirates business class and first class travelers on the airline, along with Emirates Skywards Gold and Platinum members and – on account of the Qantas-Emirates partnership – business and first class passengers on Qantas flights, plus Qantas Gold, Platinum and Platinum One members.

Executive Traveller | Related

Emirates and Heathrow reach deal after capacity row - BTN Europe




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Association News

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.


> Quote of the Day

“We are proud that Delta Air Lines is renewing its single-aisle fleet with the 737 MAX, the industry's most fuel-efficient family of airplanes. Built in our factory in Washington State with support from key suppliers across the US, the 737-10 will provide Delta Air Lines with the best economics to carry more passengers across its short and medium-haul routes.”

Stan Deal, Boeing's Commercial President
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