Media Briefing: Tuesday April 4th 09.30hrs;
New A380 cabin enablers showcased;
Two Widebody Airspace full-scale mockups;
See into the future of in-flight Airbus’ virtual reality passenger experience;
Learn about Airbus’ new cabin services and new supplier offerings.
Hamburg – Airbus showcases its new cabin innovations at this years’ Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany – the world’s largest event dedicated to the aircraft interiors industry, in-flight entertainment, connectivity and passenger services.
Journalists who attend the Airbus Media Briefing at our stand will be able to learn about several new A380 cabin efficiency enablers – including new space-creating staircase and crew-rest arrangements – and also visualise them thanks to a large four-metre long cutaway model of the entire A380 interior containing these enablers.
For the Widebody A330neo and A350 XWB, Airbus will showcase the latest amenities and comfort of the Airspace cabin, with two full-scale cabin cross-section mockups. Visitors will be able to further explore these as well as our other aircraft cabins in full immersive 3D ‘walk-thru’ virtual reality. Moreover, for our industry leading Single-Aisle cabin product, Airbus will also display some new seat innovations.
In addition, representatives from Airbus and *Inflight VR will also demonstrate how we will be ready to take virtual reality IFE to the next level – into the sky for a true digital “Airbus VR Passenger Experience”.
Airbus’ cabin innovations concepts go beyond new products and technologies: There will be some significant news about Airbus’ new dedicated cabin upgrade offerings.
For the media attending the show, our cabin experts and executives will be available for dedicated briefings and interview opportunities each day.
Following the dedicated Airbus cabin press briefing on Tuesday April 4th at 09h30-10.30hrs, Expo trade media are also invited to our cabin mock-ups / demo tours and expert interviews. On the same day at 13.50hrs there will also be a new cabin supplier + product announcement.
* Inflight VR is part of the Airbus BizLab accelerator programme.
Source : Airbus Website
SEOUL, Dec. 31 (Yonhap) — Chinese airlines have withdrawn plans to run chartered flights to South Korea for the busy Chinese New Year holiday season next month, the transport ministry said Saturday.
Two Chinese air carriers — China Southern Airlines and China Eastern Air — rolled back requests for the South Korean government to approve their plans to run chartered flights to South Korea a day earlier, according to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport.
The companies cited “internal Chinese environment” as reasons for the cancellation, the ministry said.
Chartered flights are operated upon government approval, usually in busy travel seasons. The latest requests were filed ahead of the Chinese New Year holiday season in late January when a great number of Chinese are expected to travel to South Korea.
The cancellation took place simultaneously as the Chinese government rejected approval for South Korean airlines’ similar requests to run non-scheduled flights between the countries in January.
The Chinese disapproval delivered to three South Korean air carriers — Korean Air Lines, Asiana Airlines and Jeju Air — on Friday was critically portrayed by the South Korean media as retaliation for Seoul’s decision to deploy the Terminal-High Altitude Area Defense, an advanced U.S. missile shield, on the Korean Peninsula.
“Usually, both countries communicate before (any decision) on the chartered flight issue, but this time we didn’t and were also given no specific reason for the disapproval,” a ministry official said.
The official said South Korean diplomats in China are contacting local airlines and trying to find out why the decision was made.
Source : Yonhap News Agency