This week’s featured link:
Airbus changes tack on seat comfort, posits ‘sub-economy’ on A350 – Runway Girl Network
Oh Airbus. The company loves to say how it has the widest seats flying, but then it pivots to say it has a great narrow option for low-cost carriers. The problem is that the seats are even narrower than what Boeing can put on its 777s. I know Airbus tries to thread that needle by saying it has the widest seats for full service airlines, but that’s just confusing. I guess we should just celebrate that the company figured out a way to get 10-abreast on an A350 with 17″ wide seats instead of 16.4″ wide seats. Yay?
Two for the road:
Zunum Aero startup flounders as Boeing backs away – ch-aviation
Uh oh. Things aren’t looking good for Zunum and its electric airplane. It seems like Boeing and JetBlue may have to write this one off unless someone can pull a rabbit out of a hat.
Sea-Tac and Alaska then and now: North Satellite expansion is the newest development in decades of growth – Alaska Airlines Blog
Here’s a nice look back Alaska’s home base as the new N gates start to come online.