SIA says its cabin-upgrade program for its Boeing 777-200ER fleet will provide greater product consistency across the airline’s long-haul fleet, with Business Class seats that convert into full-flat beds and larger in-flight entertainment screen sizes for both Business Class and Economy Class.

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The A320 family’s Sharklets are made from lightweight composite materials and are 2.4 meters (7.9 feet) tall. These newly designed wing-tip devices reduce fuel burn and emissions by improving the aerodynamics of the aircraft significantly.

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Following a lively ribbon-cutting ceremony on the evening of December 5, Long Beach Airport opens its innovative new passenger concourse for operational use on the morning of December 12.

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California and Nevada residents will be able to travel express to and from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland, Riverside, Las Vegas, Sparks/Reno, Sacramento and San Jose from $1.

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The last of the 16 Boeing 747-400 widebodies, each with 48 BusinessElite seats, has been retrofitted with full flat-bed seats. It entered scheduled service this week on a flight between Singapore and Tokyo’s Narita airport, before making its way to Atlanta.

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Finnair is offering its customers five new ticket types in a bid to simplify the purchasing of airline tickets, improve clarity in ticket pricing and offer suitable fares to all customers. Finnair will also begin checking in passengers automatically and sending boarding passes to their mobile phones.

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American Airlines has launched an entrée reservations program, saying it has become the first U.S. airline to offer premium-class domestic passengers the opportunity to review menu options and pre-select their desired meals prior to departure of their flights.

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Delta Air Lines is adding new, on-demand entertainment options to its fleet of more than 950 two-class Delta and Delta Connection aircraft. The Delta Connect Wi-Fi portal will allow customers to stream television and movie options directly to their laptops or tablets while in flight.

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The aircraft will be the first Boeing Sky Interior-equipped Boeing 737-800 operated by a Mexican airline, according to AeroMexico.

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In the first phase of the project, Japan Airlines will introduce a sweeping change called JAL Sky Suite 777 to the seat designs in every cabin class on 13 of its Boeing 777-300ER widebodies. The JAL Sky Suite 777 service will be indicated in JAL’s flight timetables as ‘SS7’.

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Under the agreement, Lake Forest, California-based Panasonic Avionics will supply IFEC systems for 20 Airbus A350-900 widebodies due for delivery from 2014, as well as for 15 more Airbus A330-300s and eight more Boeing 777-300ERs, deliveries of which are due to begin next year.

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Singapore Airlines has formally launched its international in-flight connectivity service as part of a US$50 million program to bring Internet and mobile data services to its customers throughout their flights.

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Loaded by IFE Services Limited, Jet Asia Airways’ passenger iPads contain two categories of movies, including two recent Hollywood blockbuster titles and three Hollywood classics, as well as five video games and 10 music CDs.

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The Aeroloft, designed and built by Greenpoint Technologies of Kirkland, Washington, provides 393 square feet (36.5 square meters) of additional cabin space for the BBJ 747-8, which is a VIP version of the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental passenger jet.

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Switzerland’s Jungfrau Railway and its high-altitude terminus station, Jungfraujoch, celebrated their 100th birthday on August 1. To celebrate the centenary, 48 flares were lit on the north walls of the Eiger and the Mönch showing the route of the historic railway through the two mountains.

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Boeing has completed assembling an American Airlines 737-800 which will be used as a flying test bed for environmentally progressive technologies. This ‘ecoDemonstrator’ jet is being outfitted with new technologies and test equipment before starting a month of flight-tests in Montana.

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In conjunction with service provider Row 44, Southwest Airlines is adding to its wireless in-flight entertainment options with a preview of live television on five of the carrier’s aircraft, with plans to expand the service to 20 aircraft by mid-July.

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The expanded Wi-Fi service will use satellites to provide coverage internationally and will complement the existing air-to-ground service already provided by Gogo for Delta aircraft flying within the domestic U.S.

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United Airlines has introduced into international service its first reconfigured Boeing 767-300ER, with the June 11 evening departure of flight UA908 from Chicago to Amsterdam.

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