Articles tagged “zodiac”

Airbus Wants Passengers to Start Sleeping in the Cargo Hold

Airbus Wants Passengers to Start Sleeping in the Cargo Hold

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

It sounds like a late April Fools' joke but Airbus and seat manufacturer Zodiac seem serious. On ultra-long haul flights, beds in the cargo hold makes sense but on shorter flights the business case is pretty thin.

1 year ago

Safran Buys France’s Cabin Interiors Specialist Zodiac in $10 Billion Deal

Safran Buys France’s Cabin Interiors Specialist Zodiac in $10 Billion Deal

Christopher Jasper and Ania Nussbaum , Bloomberg

This one is a head-scratcher. Yes, both companies are in the aerospace industry, but Safran makes stuff like engines, landing gear, and brakes, while Zodiac concentrates on cabin interiors. It's no surprise one analyst called the deal a “marriage of convenience” rather than one borne of common sense.

3 years ago

Troubled Airline Seat Manufacturer Zodiac May Be Looking for a Buyer

Troubled Airline Seat Manufacturer Zodiac May Be Looking for a Buyer

Chris Bryant, Bloomberg

Buying Zodiac would be akin to buying a house without an inspection: It may turn out OK, but you won't know until you move in.

3 years ago