Turboprop manufacturer ATR and the Italian producer of aircraft interiors Geven have signed a contract to equip the ATR-600 series aircraft with brand new passenger seats. Named Neo Classic and Neo Prestige, they have been specifically designed for ATR by the Italian designer Giugiaro. This contract affirms ATR’s continuing tradition of ensuring the highest standard of on-board comfort by offering the widest intra-armrest space on the turboprop market: 18 inches for both the Neo Classic and Neo Prestige. In addition, the Neo Prestige can be reclined, has a larger tray table and a backrest which is 2 inches higher than the one of the Neo Classic. Wider, more comfortable and easy to retrofit on ATR-600s and older ATR versions, the new seats also offer weight savings of up to 170 Kg. Additionally, thanks to an optimised use of space and cutting-edge design, it is now possible to offer two additional seats in some cabin layouts, while keeping the same operational weights, thereby profiting from the additional payload.
Brussels Airlines to welcome Dorothea von Boxberg as new CEO
Currently Chairperson of the Executive Board of Lufthansa Cargo AG, Dorothea von Boxberg will shortly become the new CEO of Brussels Airlines. The appointment is subject to a pending resolution by the Board of Directors of SN Airholding. She is due to take up her new position on April 15 this year and will also