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Deutsche Telekom to provide harmonised Wi-Fi portal for Cathay Pacific

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Hong Kong carrier Cathay Pacific Airways has selected Deutsche Telekom to develop and support its future Wi-Fi portal across the airline’s whole connected fleet.

The service will be rolled out by the end of the year on Cathay’s already Wi-Fi enabled Airbus A350 – followed by its Boeing 777 and Airbus A330 fleets.

One key benefit of the service provided to Cathay is its ability to scale, with the airline’s future requirements catered for as part of the agreement. The single portal also facilitates the ongoing launch of new, up-to-date features harmonised across platforms.

“Our dedicated in-flight connectivity solution is based on our feature-rich ISP core platform,” said David Fox, Vice President In-flight & Connectivity Services at Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier. “It is designed to meet Cathay’s current as well as its future connectivity needs.”

From Cathay Pacific’s perspective, Vivian Lo, General Manager Customer Experience and Design, highlights that a highly connected world means it is important to give passengers a seamless and consistent Wi-Fi service.

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Donaldson gains latest Airbus approval for Air Purification System

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Donaldson Aerospace & Defense has received product manufacturing approval for its A330/A340 Air Purification System (APS), originally developed in conjunction with Boeing for the 787 Dreamliner.

Donaldson’s HEPA filtration captures 99.97% of harmful contaminants down to 0.3 microns, including pollen, smoke, dust, allergens, bacteria, spores, fungus, and viruses. Air purification takes HEPA’s work one step further by removing odors as well. Air purification is achieved through a gas phase adsorption chemical filtration process that removes unpleasant and irritating odors originating inside and outside the aircraft that inhibit passenger comfort – exhaust, anti-icing fluid, bleed air, perfume, cleaning agents, harsh chemicals, etc. The result is cleaner air to breathe for all onboard for a more comfortable environment.

“The Donaldson APS gives airlines the peace of mind that they are going the extra mile to ease passenger comfort,” said Fixed Wing Director, Lars Hesbjerg. “Commercial airline passengers want to breathe air that is clean and free of allergens, uncomfortable odours, and potentially harmful particulates. With the extensive cleaning airlines are undertaking today with harsh chemicals that can affect allergies, the Donaldson APS helps ensure fresh, clean air to increase passenger comfort.”

The Donaldson APS is interchangeable with the HEPA filter with minimal weight increase and similar change intervals compared to a standard particulate filter.

Donaldson’s APS is currently installed and in use on hundreds of Airbus A320s and Boeing 777s, and all Boeing 787 Dreamliners. Approval for the Boeing 777 is expected later this year.

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AIRE refreshes business class seats for Wamos Air

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Wamos Air A330 b/c

AIRE (Aircraft Interior Refurbishment España), has completed the modification and refurbishment of business class seats for Wamos Air upcoming A330 aircraft.

The project included modifying the seat plinth and centre front row monument (FRM) to accommodate the seat’s 44-inch pitch. The entire structure modification was undertaken under the instruction provided by Stelia Aerospace, seat OEM and Part21J in charge of seat structure change approval.

The seats feature a fully leather seat cover with diamond geometry to uniform the design of operator fleet.

With the support of Airline Services Interiors, AIRE also replaced the existing Panasonic IFE system with a new Safran RAVE IFE.

“This project is a step ahead to solidify even more the successful relation between the companies which have been sharing a long way together through last years”, stated Javier Camara, Production Director for AIRE. “Furthermore, this project gave us the opportunity to put in place all our capabilities as a Design, Production and Maintenance organisation for cabin interiors requirements” concluded Camara.

All the project milestones have been endorsed in an STC carried out by Airbus Interiors Services team to certify the final configuration required by the Airline.