Articles tagged “zodiac aerospace”

The Business of Passenger-Proofing Seats and Every Other Square Inch Inside a Plane

The Business of Passenger-Proofing Seats and Every Other Square Inch Inside a Plane

Brian Sumers, Skift

Airline passengers abuse nearly everything on an airplane. Sometimes, they do it because they're jet-lagged or drunk. Sometimes, they're just absent-minded. And on occasion, manufacturers say, customers probably abuse interiors for sport. But the good news: Everything is tested to withstand harsh treatment from passengers.

1 month ago

An Aviation Schmooze Fest Reveals a Passenger’s Wish List for Jet Travel

An Aviation Schmooze Fest Reveals a Passenger’s Wish List for Jet Travel

Brian Sumers, Skift

Yes, there's some innovation on display at the annual Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg. But mostly, the three-day show is about networking and building relationships.

2 months ago

Boeing is Working to Strengthen a New Player in Airline Seat Market

Boeing is Working to Strengthen a New Player in Airline Seat Market

Nicholas Brautlecht, Bloomberg

The industry desperately needs more seat suppliers besides Zodiac Aerospace and B/E Aerospace. But it may be a long time before relative newcomer EnCore can penetrate the market — even with Boeing's help. It's a tough business.

1 year ago

United Airlines CEO Is ‘Not Happy’ With Delays at Polaris Seat Manufacturer

United Airlines CEO Is ‘Not Happy’ With Delays at Polaris Seat Manufacturer

Brian Sumers, Skift

United is being coy about what Zodiac's production issues mean for its new Polaris seats, but we can assume it's probably not good news for the airline.

1 year ago

Zodiac Shares Decline After Profit Forecast Is Cut Again

Zodiac Shares Decline After Profit Forecast Is Cut Again

Phil Serafino, Bloomberg

Management and execution missteps at Zodiac Aerospace have caused consistent product delivery delays and a 50 percent drop in shareholder value over the last year.

2 years ago

Building Airplane Toilets Isn’t Cutting It Anymore for Zodiac Aerospace

Building Airplane Toilets Isn’t Cutting It Anymore for Zodiac Aerospace

Chris Bryant, Bloomberg

Just because airlines are placing large airplane orders doesn't mean part manufacturers can necessarily keep up with demand while maintaining high quality.

2 years ago

Aircraft Seat-Maker Zodiac in Talks With American Airlines About Order Cancellations

Aircraft Seat-Maker Zodiac in Talks With American Airlines About Order Cancellations

Marisa Garcia, Skift

While program delays are problematic, and this situation has been ongoing, the contract dispute between American Airlines and Zodiac Aerospace now moves to the courts. A settlement is always a possibility.

3 years ago

The Future of Flying Could Be More Like a Cruise

The Future of Flying Could Be More Like a Cruise

Marisa Garcia, Skift

We’ve written a lot about airline concepts (seen more concepts than we’ve written about) and have a good feeling about the Life Style cabin. Airlines may not install the whole cabin as illustrated, but some of these concepts have what it takes to make from a blank-canvas model to living-color in the skies.

3 years ago

The Essential Guide to the Weirdest Airline Seats Ever Conceived

The Essential Guide to the Weirdest Airline Seats Ever Conceived

Marisa Garcia, Skift

We're still gonna keep looking at these oddities, because they're so darned amusing. Plus, we know you worry and we're here to help.

3 years ago

Health App Might One Day Tell Flight Crew When You’re Blue or Green

Health App Might One Day Tell Flight Crew When You’re Blue or Green

Marisa Garcia, Skift

Any ideas to improve airlines’ understanding of how their passengers feel in-flight couldn’t come soon enough.

3 years ago

The Airline Toilet That Is Set to Revolutionize In-Flight Relief

The Airline Toilet That Is Set to Revolutionize In-Flight Relief

Marisa Garcia, Skift

It may not look like much in its raw state, but it's set to make everything easier for crews to ensure your airborne private time is better than ever.

3 years ago

The Seat That Erases the Line Between Business Class and First Class

The Seat That Erases the Line Between Business Class and First Class

Marisa Garcia, Skift

Trying to differentiate First and Business class just got ridiculously complicated. Huzzah!

3 years ago