Inmarsat will offer its GX Aviation inflight broadband service to Latin American airline Avianca as part of a free two-month trial period on selected Airbus A320, A330 and Boeing 787 aircraft. Passengers can browse the internet, check social media and catch-up on emails.

Etihad Airways is introducing Economy Space, a new seating option across its widebody fleet, to enhance its product offering and to provide more choice to its customers on longer flights. By December 2018, Etihad Airways will have retrofitted its 10 Airbus A380s with Economy Space seats, which feature an increased seat pitch of up to 36 inches. The redesign increases the number of extra legroom seats in Economy from 20 to 80 on this aircraft type.

China Southern Airlines selected Thales to equip new Boeing 777s with AVANT IFE system. 

Kuwait’s Jazeera Airways launched Jazeera Screens, its free wireless IFE service on all flights.

Recaro inaugurated new dress (seat) cover production center in Swiebodzin, Poland.

Bruce Aerospace was selected by El Al Israeli Airlines to supply LED cabin lighting system for its Boeing 737-800s.