Recaro Aircraft Seating CEO Mark Hiller believes traditional power sockets will ultimately be replaced by USB power on short- and mid-haul flights, as laptop charging technology evolves. “In the long term, power might go away, at least on short haul,” Hiller told ATW at the Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) in Hamburg, Germany. This change will come as USB power becomes more universal and is increasingly rolled out as a power source for modern laptops. Hiller said one traditional ...

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