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July 25 2022



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Boeing Forecasts Demand For 41,000 New Aircrafts By 2041

As demand for air travel rebounds, and with strong recovery ongoing in many domestic markets, Boeing has projected demand for more than 41,000 new airplanes through 2041. Boeing released its 2022 Commercial Market Outlook (CMO), in advance of Farnborough. The CMO forecasts a market value of $7.2 trillion for new aircraft deliveries, with the global fleet increasing by 80% through 2041 compared to 2019. About half of the passenger jet deliveries in the period will replace today’s models, improving the global fleet’s fuel efficiency.  

Aircraft Interiors International | Related Delta Air Lines Announces Huge Boeing 737 MAX 10 Order - Simple Flying



HMSHost Adds Five Outlets At London Stansted Airport

HMSHost International has opened five restaurants and extended one offering for seven years at London Stansted Airport, with total contracts valued at just over $192.9m. Alongside a recently opened Comptoir Libanais, Sunny Side Café, Perch and Terracotta, the company brings an additional LEON store, growing the partnership with Manchester Airports Group. The new stores at Stansted will focus on fast service, variety of menus and Instagrammable moments. HMSHost UK has also been redeveloping its existing stores. 

Passenger Terminal Today | Related At RDU airport: Nine new restaurants, one kitchen and no tables or chairs - Winston-Salem Journal



Collins Seeks To Mitigate Jet Lag Through Hypergamut Lighting

Collins Aerospace is working to revolutionize the onboard lighting experience through its new Hypergamut Lighting System, which it unveiled last month at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg. Collins claims that this technology is attuned to human biology, utilizing an improved lighting environment to regulate the body’s release of melatonin and reduce jet lag. Hypergamut simulates natural light in the cabin, which creates a warmer and less tiring environment, while also managing the light that is diffused in the cabin. The full cabin lighting system can be pre-set to either encourage or hinder the production of melatonin.

Runway Girl Network | Related NIAR students and Collins propose wheelchair-in-the-cabin solution - Runway Girl Network 



Airbus To Study Hydrogen Contrail Characterization

Airbus’ subsidiary Airbus UpNext has unveiled a flight test program to study the contrails produced by a hydrogen combustion engine as part the Company’s ZEROe roadmap. The “Blue Condor” project will see the launch of two modified Arcus gliders, one equipped with a hydrogen combustion engine and one equipped with a conventional kerosene-powered combustion engine. This is done to compare contrails emitted at high altitudes. The Blue Condor demonstrator will be supported by the Perlan Project team, which will be responsible for the modification of the Arcus gliders. They will also provide the high-altitude glider pilots.

Inflight | Related ZeroAvia aims for ‘true zero’ instead of net zero - SimpliFlying



Gogo Hits Halfway On 5G Deployment

Gogo Business Aviation's nationwide 5G network construction is halfway to completion with the 75th site now online. Gogo 5G remains on budget and on schedule to launch in the second half of 2022. With just 50% of the towers online, the company can deliver coverage to far more than half of the business aviation route miles flown across the United States. Gogo 5G is expected to deliver about 25 Mbps on average with peak speeds in the 75-80 Mbps range. It has been designed to deliver high throughput with very low latency.

PAXEX.AERO | Related Gogo, OneWeb team for BizAv satellite service - PAXEX.AERO



India's Airlines Compete For Second Place

India’s airlines carried over 10.5 million passengers in June. SpiceJet, Go First, and Vistara all finished within 0.1% of each other for second place. While IndiGo topped the charts again, the last 12 months have seen a fierce battle for second place. In June 2022, SpiceJet overtook Go First to take second place by a few thousand passengers, both tying for a market share of 9.5%. Vistara carried 9.4% of the month's traffic, while Air India continued its downward slide with market share falling to just 7.5%.

Simple Flying | Related

SpiceJet To Expand Domestic Connectivity With 26 New Flights - Simple Flying



COMAC C919 Successfully Completes Flight Tests

COMAC announced that all six C919 test flights had completed the testing tasks, entering the final stage of receiving a certificate from the Civil Aviation Administration of China. 300 flight hours of testing is mandatory before the certification. Half of the flight hours can be carried out in combination with other certification flight test tasks, whereas the remaining 150 flight hours need to be carried out through independent operations. These latest tests were designed to demonstrate airline operations readiness, including high airfield performance, auto-landing trials, airport turnaround and handling services, cabin systems, navigation and connectivity function performance.

Airways Magazine | Related COMAC's ARJ21 Just Carried Its 5 Millionth Passenger- Simple Flying




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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.


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“Despite the unprecedented disruption over the past two years, the aviation industry has shown incredible resilience adapting to the challenge. The 2022 CMO draws upon our expertise forecasting market trends to demonstrate the strong demand for new airplanes and related services in the coming decades, providing a waypoint as the industry continues to navigate its recovery."

Ihssane Mounir, Boeing’s Senior Vice President of Commercial Sales and Marketing
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