Air New Zealand plans to 3D print components for its Business Premier cabins, in a bid to leverage new technology to help reduce costs. The airline has been working with Auckland University of Technology to manufacture fold- down cocktail trays that form part of its Business Premier seat using 3D printing (also known as additive layer manufacturing technology). Air New Zealand COO Bruce Parton said: “Aircraft interiors are made up of tens of thousands of parts. Not only can’t ...

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