Friday, October 30, 2015

Recaro CL3710 a design winner

The Gold “German Design Award” in the category “Public Design” from the German Design Council went to Recaro for the CL3710 economy class seat.

Recaro filed 18 patent applications to develop the CL3710. Among them, the ergonomic headrest that can be adjusted in six ways, allowing it suit passengers of different sizes. It also provides optimized neck support that can be tipped horizontally. 

The CL3710 was recognized for two other awards in 2015 – the “Focus Gold” award and the “iF Design Award.” 

Recaro customers around the world have ordered the CL3710 since its premiere at the Aircraft Interiors Expo 2013: At the end of 2014, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines became the first to enter the seat into service. CL3710 sales are now within the triple-digit million-euro range.

The ceremony for the German Design Award 2016 will take place February 12 in Frankfurt.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

EVA Air honors quality catering in U.S. and Thailand

Usanee Sangsingkeo (fourth from left), Executive Vice President of the
Aviation Business Unit, Thai Airways International PLC accepts the
Silver Award for Excellent Catering Service 2014 from Clark Yeh, Senior
Vice President of EVA Airways and Thailand Representative. The award was
presented by EVA Airways Varangkana Luerojvong (third from left) who
posed with Thai Acting Managing Director of Catering Department and Thai
and EVA Air representatives

EVA Air recently presented awards to catering companies on two continents for outstanding service.

Flying Food Servair’s Seattle unit received an ornate glass-and-gold leaf trophy. Flying Food Servair SEA had earned EVA’s Gold Award — Best Caterer Long Haul 2014.

In accepting the trophy, SEA General Manager David Whyte credited his entire team, which in 2015 also earned top honors from ANA (Best Caterer Long Haul 2014) and Asiana (Best Performance 2014 USA).

Trophy presented to Flying
Food Servair Seattle
"These coveted awards affirm our focused commitment to customer service and customer satisfaction,” Whyte noted.

EVA has been a Flying Food Servair SEA customer since 2002. The SEA kitchen was the recipient of EVA’s Gold Long Haul Catering awards in 2011, 2012 and 2014.

Also, Thai Catering Service this month received the Silver Award 2014 from Clark Yeh, Senior Vice President of EVA Airways. Varangkana Luerojvong, Thai Acting Managing Director of Catering Department, as well as Thai and EVA Airways representatives attended the award presentation at Thai Catering, Suvarnabhumi.

Friday, October 9, 2015

KLM's latest Delft house bridges cultures of Europe and Asia

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines celebrated its 96th birthday this week. And, true to tradition, KLM
Latest offering in KLM's Delftware miniature collection
introduced its latest Delftware miniature.

The houses are exclusive gifts to KLM passengers travelling in World Business Class on intercontinental flights. They have become a collector’s item worldwide.

This year, the choice for KLM’s 96th house went to the Hamel House in Gorinchem. The 96th house was unveiled in Gorinchem this week. The first house was presented by KLM President and CEO Pieter Elbers to Piet IJssels, Chairman of the Hamel Foundation and the South Korean Ambassador, Jong-hyun Choe.

KLM has been flying to South Korea since 1984 and currently operates daily service between Amsterdam and Seoul.

Hendrick Hamel (Gorinchem, 1630 - 1692) was a Dutch seafarer. In 1653 his ship, the Sperwer,  wrecked off the coast of the Korean island of Jeju. The survivors were not allowed to leave the country because the Korean king was afraid that information about Korea would get out to the rest of the world. After 13 years in the country, Hamel succeeded in escaping, along with seven others.
Hamel kept a detailed journal of his time in Korea, which served as the only source of information about Korea at that time in Europe. 
The Hamel House was reconstructed in Hendrick’s birthplace and serves as a museum.

KLM has presented its Delftware miniatures on board since the 1950s. The houses are replicas of exceptional buildings in the Netherlands. The number of houses in the collection has corresponded with KLM’s age since 1994. A new house has been added to the collection on October 7 each year. 

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

En Route, Emirates team up for Breast Cancer Awareness

Tasty treats and breast cancer awareness on Emirates

En Route is supporting October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month for the second year running.

The UK company will raise awareness about the disease among women and to underline the importance of regular check-ups, because early diagnosis of breast cancer can mean simpler and more effective treatment. This year, En Route is increasing its support by taking the message out to passengers as well as crew with some tasty pink treats throughout October.

For the first time, passengers onboard Emirates flights on UK routes will be served cheeky Pink Strawberry Shortbreads with their tea. The Biscottea biscuits are made with natural, organic ingredients and are beautifully packaged with the logo “Raise your Pinky."

Airline crew will be offered Pink Porridge. The all-natural porridge is made with juicy raisins and cranberries, with a dash of ground cinnamon and a hint of natural beetroot powder, which turns the contents an irresistible pink when stirred.

“En Route has launched this creative initiative to help draw attention to the work of the UK charity Breast Cancer Care, which supports the thousands of people who wake up to the harsh reality of breast cancer every day,” said a release from the company. “Their specialist nurses, services and emotional support network mean there’s always someone to turn to for information and support. This disease accounts for some 25% of all cancer cases.”

To consolidate its support, En Route has also pledged a £10,000 donation to Breast Cancer Care.