Collins next generation 737 lavatory

Boeing 737 to fly with Collins’ next-generation lavatory

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Collins next generation 737 lavatory

Boeing has again selected Collins Aerospace to provide lavatories for its 737 family of aircraft.

A lavatory supplier on Boeing 737s since 2013, Collins’ next-generation lavatory is expected to be available on new 737 airplanes from 2025, with installation available in 12 separate airplane locations and several different lavatory variations to choose from, including an accessible lavatory for passengers of all mobilities.

The clean sheet, modular design provides maximum change flexibility, efficiently. Modules can be replaced within hours, enabling upgrades to occur over time or lessors to quickly cater for changes dependent on their specific operator.

An expanded option catalogue gives customers a large selection of à la carte offerings to create a more bespoke final product, such as trim, finish and lighting, unique to their fleet of aircraft.

Sensor and infrared-enabled touchless technologies are activated with the wave of a hand. A touchless faucet comes as standard, with touchless amenities such as toilet flush, waste bin, soap dispenser and toilet seat/lid as upgrade options.

An advanced centralised computing system controls the suite of touchless components and can be scaled to provide component health monitoring, predictive maintenance, amenity management and modularity, allowing for future integration of additional features.

“Collins’ long-standing relationship with Boeing and specifically our shared history on the 737 lavatory program have made our work on this next-generation 737 lavatory a truly collaborative project,” said Cynthia Muklevicz, Vice President of Business Development for Collins Aerospace. “Years of co-operation, hard work and innovation have culminated in a final product that provides increased airline value, a clear path for future technology integration and improved passenger amenities.”

Troy Brunk, President of Interiors for Collins Aerospace, added: “We believe this advanced lavatory will be the standard for single-aisle aircraft for years to come. The next-generation lavatory enables a degree of choice not typically afforded narrowbody operators, with the flexibility and integrated technology for simple and efficient customisation and installation of upgrades.”

Taiwan-based carrier China Airlines will officially launch its all-new Fantasy Sky wireless entertainment system for its Boeing 737-800 fleet next year, following a successful trial.

China Airlines to roll out new wireless-IFE across Boeing 737 cabins

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Taiwan-based carrier China Airlines will officially launch its all-new Fantasy Sky wireless entertainment system for its Boeing 737-800 fleet next year, following a successful trial.

Taiwan-based carrier China Airlines will officially launch its all-new Fantasy Sky wireless entertainment system for its Boeing 737-800 fleet next year, following a successful trial.

With the new service, China Airlines will become the first airline in Taiwan to introduce in-flight wireless streaming services, giving passengers access to free video-on-demand services for Hollywood blockbusters, selected Japanese and Korean films, or popular music selections. Passengers can also browse in-flight publications such as the Dynasty magazine and Sky Boutique Duty-Free Shopping or use the interactive interface to check flight information and real-time status.

Pan African airline ASKY, Boeing 737 New Generation aircraft.

ASKY partners with Inflight Dublin

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Pan African airline ASKY, Boeing 737 New Generation aircraft.

Pan African airline ASKY, has selected Inflight Dublin for the provision of wireless in-flight entertainment (IFE) and content services on its fleet of Boeing 737s New Generation aircraft.

The three-year partnership is effective as of this quarter and will see Inflight Dublin providing its wireless IFE solution, Everhub, across ASKY airlines’ B737 fleet. The content catalogue consists of Hollywood movies, popular TV Shows, local African programmes and documentaries, music and games.

ASKY airlines will also use Inflight Dublin’s bespoke data analytics platform, IFD Insights, where they will gain access to intuitive performance reports that will support the optimisation and expansion of their IFE service moving forward.

“Introducing such an innovative in-flight entertainment system on board our aircraft is something we are very excited about. Everhub provides ASKY airlines the opportunity to enrich our passengers’ experience and engage with them in a more tailored and personal manner. ASKY is introducing this service as part of its efforts to continuously enhance the services it provides to its passengers,” commented Mesfin Tasew, Asky Airlines’ CEO.

“Our extensive expertise in the African region enables Inflight Dublin to provide the best level of service to ASKY airlines. The demand for wireless IFE is as prominent as ever and with our pool of fantastic airline partners continuing to grow it is a testament to the strength of our product offering,” added Barry Flynn, Inflight Dublin’s CCO.

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Global Eagle secures Boeing 737 in-flight connectivity certification

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Turkish Airlines Boeing 737

Global Eagle has received two Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) for the installation of its Airconnect Global Ku in-flight connectivity (IFC) system onboard a Boeing 737 aircraft.

Developed internally by Global Eagle, the new certifications are part of a series of new homegrown STCs the company is pursuing for narrow-body aircraft, and also allow the company to install server and wireless access point components developed by Turkish Technic.

Working with Turkish Technic, the second new STC will see the installation of Airconnect Global Ku satellite IFC solution on Turkish Airlines’ narrow body fleet and, in conjunction with Global Eagle and Profen’s teleport infrastructure, the team will offer in-flight connectivity solutions on Turkish Airlines’ short-haul international and domestic routes.

According to Mike Pigott, Executive Vice President Connectivity Operations, Global Eagle: “We are incredibly proud to have achieved this homegrown STC as we now have ready-made approval to install our connectivity solutions on any aircraft within the Boeing 737 family, one of the world’s most widely-operated airframes.”

Onder Havuzlu, Profen’s Chief Executive Officer, added: “Combining our national engineering experience with Global Eagle’s IFC expertise and Turkish Technic’s superior maintenance capabilities will enable us to provide secure, high-quality data connectivity solutions for Turkish Airlines and the Turkish commercial aviation market.”

Teledyne Controls has obtained FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) approval for installation of its new Aircraft Cabin Environment Sensor (ACES) on Boeing 737 aircraft.

Teledyne Controls receives certification for ACES for Boeing 737 aircraft

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Teledyne Controls has obtained FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) approval for installation of its new Aircraft Cabin Environment Sensor (ACES) on Boeing 737 aircraft.

Teledyne Controls has obtained FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) approval for installation of its new Aircraft Cabin Environment Sensor (ACES) on Boeing 737 aircraft.

ACES is a complete and autonomous solution based on sensors and technologies in Teledyne’s environmental monitoring businesses that enables air transport operators to monitor and measure air quality in the cabin and flight deck. It is the first FAA-certified product of its type: certification for other aircraft types is in progress.

The ACES system employs a broad range of sensor technologies that perform continuous air sensing and monitoring to detect potentially hazardous contaminants that could affect the air quality in the cabin and flight deck. ACES will record 13 environmental parameters, including data on airborne particulates from 0.3 to 10 microns in size, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, ozone, volatile organic compounds and several other parameters. Multiple ACES units are distributed in the aircraft to capture a comprehensive understanding of the air quality. The recorded data is stored in the compact ACES units and is automatically transmitted to the ACES Cloud Service portal for processing and analysis upon landing. Importantly, ACES transmits the data itself without relying on any other aircraft connectivity systems. By gaining access to comprehensive and reliable environmental data for every flight, airlines can more quickly identify, troubleshoot and diagnose issues, monitor each aircraft for emerging problems, and ultimately deliver the safe cabin environment their crews and passengers expect.

George Bobb, President of Teledyne Controls, commented: “We are very excited to bring this important new capability to the aviation industry. The need for accurate and comprehensive air quality data on aircraft has been recognized for decades. The combination of Teledyne Technologies’ world‑leading expertise in air quality and gas monitoring, and Teledyne Controls’ decades of experience in aircraft data acquisition and connectivity is a powerful one, and we have leveraged it to deliver this groundbreaking product.”

Jamco America has unveiled its new leather-wrapped Jamco Soft Divider, designed for narrow-body single aisle aircraft.

Jamco America unveils Jamco Soft Divider

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Jamco America has unveiled its new leather-wrapped Jamco Soft Divider, designed for narrow-body single aisle aircraft.

Jamco America has unveiled its new leather-wrapped Jamco Soft Divider, designed for narrow-body single aisle aircraft.

The soft eyebrow-type cabin class divider enables maximum seat density while also providing greater division between cabin classes for reduced spread of germs among passengers

“The new Jamco Soft Divider has an increased surface area from the previous hanging divider to allow additional separation from the rear passengers and the forward passengers,” said Kristi Dutson, Director of Sales and Program Management at Jamco America. “As a result, the spread of germs between cabin classes is reduced, increasing passenger safety.”

The Jamco Soft Divider offers easy installation and seamless integration with existing header provisions certified for current Boeing 737 divider systems and is scheduled to be certified for the Airbus A321 later this year. Upon request, the Jamco Soft Divider can be formed to follow the contour of the seat back in the reclined position.

 

Recaro Aircraft Seating has installed its first shipset of its BL3530 seats from the SPRINT program on Air Lease Corporation’s B737 aircraft.

Recaro’s SPRINT seat program takes off

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Recaro Aircraft Seating has installed its first shipset of its BL3530 seats from the SPRINT program on Air Lease Corporation’s B737 aircraft.

Recaro Aircraft Seating has installed its first shipset of its BL3530 seats from the SPRINT program on Air Lease Corporation’s B737 aircraft. Introduced in late 2019, the SPRINT program develops and ships predefined BL3530 seats for lessors within two months of the order being submitted.

The SPRINT program can equip either an A320 or B737 with the BL3530 economy class seat, which lessors can customise with one of five different predefined e-leather dress covers: light blue, dark blue, light grey, dark grey or red. Recaro is the first aircraft seating manufacturer to introduce a seating program that offers lessors a customisable seat with a two-month turnaround.

“The feedback we gathered from lessors reflected a clear need for seats with a shorter lead time, so we began brainstorming,” said Sophie Moeller, Regional Sales Director, Customer Service at Recaro Aircraft Seating. “We first developed the SMART and SWIFT programs, which supply seats within six and four months, respectively, but it was clear that an even shorter timeframe was needed. We collaborated with program management and engineering to create a predeveloped seat that could be ordered and shipped within two months, and SPRINT was born.”