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In this Issue - November 2016

The November 2016 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

 

3D PRINTING : The design and manufacturing possibilities offered by additive layer manufacturing are becoming well known, but the technology faces great challenges in the strict aviation industry. Let's explore if 3D printing really is the future of cabin design and production

 

FINNAIR : Finnair’s CEO, Pekka Vauramo, shares why experience and wise spending can be better for profits than constant cost cutting

 

LI-FI : The next big thing in inflight connectivity could be enabled by co-opting existing LED light sources to transmit data throughout the cabin

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In this Issue - SHOWCASE 2016

The Aircraft Interiors International Showcase 2016 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

INDUSTRY GROWTH : Record growth is leading to exciting changes in the aircraft interiors industry

SEATING COMFORT : The latest research indicates that there are many – sometimes unexpected – factors that influence seat comfort, and indeed discomfort

THE AIRLINE OF THE FUTURE : Devin Liddell, principal brand strategist at Teague, envisions the airline of the future

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In this Issue - June 2016

The June 2016 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

SEAT PITCH: As cabin density increases, is passenger health and safety being compromised?

AIRBUS: Airbus is consolidating cabin design and the passenger experience across its model range with the Airspace brand, which may just gain airlines a few more ‘likes’ on social media

SEATING REVIEW: The latest seat designs are pulling off the seemingly impossible trick of offering greater comfort and greater living space, all within smaller envelopes and with lower weight

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In this Issue - March 2016

The March 2016 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

SUPERSONIC TRAVEL: Supersonic passenger flight is on the brink of a rebirth. Air travel has evolved massively since Concorde’s day, so what will the world’s fastest and most expensive passenger experience bring?

PASSENGER HAPPINESS: There’s just one thing better than a great cabin interior: a cabin full of happy passengers. Let’s look at how airlines can achieve that ideal

CABIN NOISE: What should the industry do about cabin noise? With any further reduction likely to increase weight and impact efficiency, today’s levels seem here to stay

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In this Issue - November 2015

The November 2015 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

AIR QUALITY: Forget beds: one of the prime passenger expectations is a healthy cabin environment. Experts explain how future technologies can further promote clean air and suitable pressurization to make flying even healthier

MEZZANINE SEATING: An Airbus patent application has got the world talking about the notion of adding a second level of seating. Amid the uproar, it’s time to consider the true viability of tiered seating

MATERIALS TRENDS: From warmer, more confident colors, to natural finishes that meet cutting-edge technology, 2015's major fashion, furniture and automotive shows have indicated the trends that will influence tomorrow's aircraft trim and finish

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In this Issue - September 2015

The September 2015 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

IFEC HACKING - The claim of a cybersecurity expert that he hacked into cockpit avionics via an IFE system and “flew the airplane sideways” has created shockwaves. Can IFE systems be a portal for hackers to access sensitive aircraft systems?

FLEXIBLE MONUMENTS - Is the aviation industry’s quest for flexible cabins – and ultimately the ‘inflatable airplane’ – quixotic or the next big thing?

WORLD EXCLUSIVE: DIANA - Diehl and its R&D partners have been quietly working on their vision for an energy-efficient cabin. Diehl opened its doors to Aircraft Interiors International for an exclusive look inside

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In this Issue - SHOWCASE 2015

The Aircraft Interiors International Showcase 2015 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

FLYING HIGH : The commercial aerospace industry is booming. Build rates for aircraft OEMs have reached record levels and the supply chain is benefiting, with many sectors achieving impressive growth. However, there is one market segment that is forecasted to expand much more than all others – aircraft interiors

FLIGHT REFRESHMENT : From subconscious cues to encouraging walking, studies are finding new ways to help passengers feel refreshed and ready for the day upon landing after a long flight

CSERIES : As Bombardier’s CSeries narrow-body approaches its 2015 launch, we can reveal details of the production-ready cabin configuration

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In this Issue - June 2015

The June 2015 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

SEAT CERTIFICATION: Any discussion on the future of aircraft seating should consider the regulatory environment. There are changes in store for future seat certification programs

LAVATORY DESIGN: Clever design ideas can ensure that the next generation of lavs are not a low point of the flight experience

2015 SEATING REVIEW: 2015 is another big year for aircraft seat launches, with new products offering more to airlines and passengers. They all have something in common though – they offer more while using less…

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In this Issue - March 2015

The March 2015 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

PSYCHOLOGY: Join us on a journey into the mind as psychologists share how economy passengers’ mental well-being can be enhanced by good design

PAX BEHAVIOR: As reports of bad passenger behavior become more frequent thanks to social media and celebrity mishaps, let’s take a look at the law on board and how to handle bad situations

GALLEYS: Serving as entranceways, kitchens and social areas, galleys are at the heart of the aircraft experience. However, a rethink of galley design could see the spaces become more appealing to passengers – and work more intensively throughout a flight

 

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In this Issue - November 2014

The November 2014 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interview and features, including:

FLAMMABILITY TESTING: Anyone who thinks CMF work is easy clearly hasn’t undergone an FST test program. New regulations and challenges in the world of flammability tests are making imaginative textile and leather designs difficult to achieve – but also making them safer to fly

UNIVERSAL DESIGN VALUES: Air travel should not just be accessible for all – it should be enjoyable for all. Airlines need to truly embrace the needs of persons with reduced mobility in cabin design, or they will fail to attract a key market

VIRGIN ATLANTIC'S B787: Virgin Atlantic has created a confident, sophisticated interior for its Dreamliners, which puts the crew at the heart of the experience

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In this Issue - September 2014

The September 2014 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

NEXT-GENERATION IFE HARDWARE - The next generations of IFE hardware are already being tested by millions of people in their living rooms. As the success of home entertainment technologies ultimately drives the IFE technologies we see on board, which are looking like the strongest contenders?

THE FUTURE OF WINDOWS - Bigger, branded and technology rich: Design experts from around the world are predicting great things for the next generation of aircraft windows

DESIGN INTELLIGENCE - Airlines and design agencies embarking on new interiors programs must validate their concepts against passenger preferences. However, the process of product testing and passenger preference querying can be time-consuming and costly – and invaluable

 

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In this Issue - June 2014

The June 2014 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

Etihad's A380 Interiors: In its quest to create the world’s finest commercial aviation experience, Etihad has pioneered many aviation firsts in its A380, including the offer of two tiers of first class

Passenger Demographics: For a passenger experience to be successful, it is critical to know who you’re creating it for. Join us as we seek out newly evolving categories of passenger, hunt the mythical Millennial, and find out what these groups will expect from the next generation of interiors

Nice To Seat You: The world of aircraft seating is continuing to grow rapidly in terms of choice, innovation, density, comfort and quality. 2014 looks to be a great year for exciting new seating products

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In this Issue - March 2014

The March 2014 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

Boarding Games: Airlines are experimenting with many different ways of getting passengers on and off aircraft efficiently to help them achieve quick turnaround times, save money, and improve the travel experience

Opening Doors: New York-based LCC JetBlue is introducing Mint, a dramatic new product that looks set to shake up the US domestic market

Personal Effects: The FAA has recommended a process to safely expand the use of PEDs in flight. But will it be impossible to control usage on aircraft that haven’t been made PED-tolerant? And will the abrupt switch in stowage policies compromise cabin safety?

Product lifecycles: Cabin redesign schedules are no longer a simple function of fashion and durability. Find out why a host of factors can bring forward investments, and how not to fall into the reactionary trap

Cabin safety: We explore what cabin products helped preserve so many lives in the Asiana 214 crash – and how they can be further improved

Bag2Go: An Airbus concept that started with a clever suitcase and now has far-reaching implications for cabin architecture

Dr Joachim Schneider: Lufthansa’s VP of product management discusses why the industry must never lose sight of the most important factor: the customer

Alice Liu: Marisa Garcia meets American Airlines’ managing director of onboard product and connectivity, who helped drive one of the industry’s most ambitious cabin programmes

South African Airways: How do you reflect an entire continent of more than 50 countries in one A320 cabin? Priestmangoode and Brand Union answered this challenge for South African Airways

Lounges: As the executive lounge becomes a key extension of the cabin experience, we look at some of the key trends driving these innovative spaces

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In this Issue - November 2013

The November 2013 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interview and features, including:

Catalogue Seating: The catalogue approach to premium seating has created some controversy, but designers are pursuing modular concepts that could make customisation a less complex proposition

Guiding Lights: Now that LED technology is more established in cabin lighting, how is it being applied, and what's next? A range of lighting suppliers, and the designers that apply their technology, give their views

Art of Noise: From surround-sound headphones to ultrasonic solutions that create your own in-seat soundscape, the future of IFE audio technology sounds great

Supplier Source Inspections: We look at the benefits of putting suppliers in charge of their own inspections

Galley MRO: Galleys are often the first impression a passenger gets of an aircraft. Proper maintenance is crucial

Residential Trends: How design and furnishings for homes are also influencing aircraft cabin designs

Textiles, Leathers and Flooring: Our annual review of the latest developments and trends in leathers, textiles and carpets

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In this Issue - SHOWCASE 2014

http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/2ff6daa8#/2ff6daa8/1The Aircraft Interiors International Showcase 2014 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

PROCESS MAKES PERFECT: Bad cabin design managers stifle rather than facilitate creativity, while the good ones know how to harness creativity to deliver results. Learn how some of the best managers work, and how they cope with juggling schedules and massaging egos...

IFEC TRENDS: IFE and connectivity are going through an exciting growth stage. Many factors are influencing the trend, from aircraft deliveries and aircraft size, to differences between line-fit and retrofit markets

BEYOND DISTRACTION: Devin Liddell, principal brand strategist at Teague, discusses why airlines should think differently about connectivity

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In this Issue - September 2013

The September 2013 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interview and features, including:

Tactile Response: To get that all-important edge on the competition, designers need to appeal more to passengers' sense of touch. A panel of experts share how they feel about the importance of tactility, and its application

Flexible Seating: An empty seat is a wasted opportunity. Flexible seating in economy could earn extra revenue, while also enhancing the economy passenger experience - although it is not without difficulties

IFE Integration: Seatback IFE has never been such a complex design issue, with increasing screen sizes conflicting with more slimline seats, and the future of seatback screens potential

Automotive Trends: A luxury car interior often forms part of the whole passenger experience, so key elements of automotive quality need to be fed into aircraft interiors

British Airways' A380 and B787: 2013 saw not one but two new aircraft join the British Airways fleet, marking a new, higher quality foundation for future interior designs

Ancillary Revenue: Food and beverage won’t sell itself. Airlines can use many clever techniques to maximise their onboard sales revenues

Lightweight Materials: Carbon fibre and plastics are continuing to change the shape of aircraft interiors. Is one material superior, or can they work together?

Pan Am's Legacy: Pan Am may be gone, sadly, but its legacy and lessons live on, and it still serves as a benchmark in branding

Singapore Airlines' B777-300ER: This long-awaited project brought together the design strengths of JPA and BMW Designworks USA to create a new standard in quality and comfort

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In this Issue - June 2013

The June 2013 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interview and features, including:

Seat Certification Testing: A digital vs analogue battle is being waged in seat testing labs. Which will win?

The Personal Experience: Every passenger is special. We look at how to tailor the flight experience to meet each passenger's unique tastes

Iberia's New Interiors: Branding, industrial design and in-depth CMF work have combined to make Iberia a flag carrier to be proud of

 

 

Hotel Trends: The aircraft interiors industry is influenced by many other sectors, with hotels being a big player. What is being learned, and how is it being translated on board?

Seating Focus: 2013 was a great year for new seat announcements and releases, all with an eye to passenger comfort, optimised LOPAs and light weight

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In this Issue - March 2013

The March 2013 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

Creative differences: Males and females often like or need different things. But are these differences adequately catered for in unisex aircraft interior design?

Guiding light: As aircraft interior suppliers persist in the drive to reduce cabinweight, the resulting innovations are benefiting passengers as well as reducing fuel costs, with exciting developments on the horizon

Seat safety: Recent events have created a greater public awareness of the importance of safe aircraft seating. Aircraft Interiors International delves into the latest safety issues and headlines, including American Airlines and Koito

American Airlines: The story behind one of the biggest cabin design projects ever: the American Airlines rebrand and redesign

Qatar’s Dreamliner: Qatar Airways’ flagship 787 interior shows the unique results that can be achieved when you have influence at Boeing

Second-screen IFE: A major home entertainment trend is becoming just as big in the cabin. Find out how passengers are using personal devices to supplement their seatback IFE experience

Cabin hygiene: Having hundreds of passengers onboard for hours can lead to the cabin becoming a hotbed of germs. Don’t let carriers be carriers

Cabin crew: An absolutely vital part of the airline experience. Top airlines share the secrets of excellent and unforgettable inflight service

CAD technology: No aircraft interior projects can be undertaken without extensive use of CAD systems. Take a look at the latest generation of software

3D prototyping: 3D printing is becoming big in the design world, and is even entering the production world. What role will it play in aircraft interiors?

TAM’s 777: The best of Brazil’s residential and fashion influences combine to create a stylish home from home on board TAM


News features: Passenger trends by numbers; Aviointeriors and Lamborghini collaborate on an economy seat; premium economy successes; Iberia’s new cabins; tray table talk; a Vueling hotel; Cathay Pacific’s amazing new lounge; and how to unwind during a flight

Design briefs: Zodiac invites four people to have dinner together; Paperclip staggers business travelers; and Verso puts a spin on premium economy

Get personal: Jacques Pierrejean discusses everything from cabin design, to super-yachts, to triathlons

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Airline Catering International 2013 - In this Issue

Airline Catering International 2013 is now available online! A special supplement for our inflight catering and galley equipment readership, providing detailed coverage of the following hot topics:

Star Quality: Hardly a month goes by without an airline announcing a tie-up with a Michelin-starred chef. Is this a PR exercise, or can the complex and delicate flavours that won the chef fame really be fully appreciated on board an aircraft?

Fast Lane: You're on your flight, watching a movie - when better to treat yourself to some truly fast food? But can the inflight offering really compare to terrestrial treats?

Galley Design: The galleys for the B787 and A350 are developing well beyond the current bill of fare, according to experts from suppliers, airframers and design houses

Healthy Eating: How airline meals are becoming more nutritious and ethical

Bob Rosar: Meet Bob Rosar, Gate Gourmet's irrepressible head chef

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In this Issue - November 2012

The Aircraft Interiors International November 2012 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

Cabin overhaul: How to overhaul your seating, IFE and lighting with minimal downtime

GUI design: A well-designed IFE interface should provide depth of content while being simple to navigate. Here’s how

Lighting: Advances in cabin lighting set the mood

Stowage: How clever cabin stowage design can help accommodate the growing levels of carry-on baggage

Textiles, leather and flooring:
Aircraft cabin materials companies share their views on future trends

JAL New Sky: An in-depth look at Japan Airlines’ cabin revamp and upgrades


Thai Smile: Thai Airways’ colourful low-cost subsidiary went from idea to reality in less than 12 months

News features:
An IFE research roundup; clever ways to interact with IFE systems; better solutions for PRMs; a regional upgrade for Cathay Pacific; and a look at the Jamco Journey business-class seat for the A350

Design briefs: A space-efficient seat with no compromise on comfort; a family-friendly travel concept from door to door; and a striking idea for a casino in the air

Get personal: Nathan Sparshott, senior designer at Virgin Atlantic, explains how being an everyday pioneer is good for the passenger and the airline

 

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In this Issue - SHOWCASE 2013

The Aircraft Interiors International Showcase 2013 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

Trend Setters: What factors might influence future aircraft cabin design? We consult a handpicked panel of trend research experts to reveal all

Which Way?: With a multitude of new technologies now available, is IFE at a crossroads, and if so, which direction will it take?

Branding Takes Off: Devin Liddell from Teague explains why airlines should start thinking of themselves as retailers at 30,000ft

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Airline Entertainment International 2013 - In this Issue

Airline Entertainment International Showcase 2013 is now available online! A special supplement for our IFE readership, providing detailed coverage of the following hot topics:

TREASURE MAPS: Geotainment trumps even the latest Hollywood content in terms of passenger usage and enjoyment. The time has come to make it a more immersive and profitable experience

BRIGHT FUTURE: The next generation of IFE displays will offer passengers an array of astonishing blockbuster capabilities

CAPTION AMERICA: The US DOT announced its intent to require closed captions on IFE seven years ago, but deferred the requirement to give the industry time to deploy new technologies. With legislation looming, is the IFE industry ready?

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Airline Entertainment International 2012 - In this Issue

Airline Entertainment International Showcase 2012 is now available online! A special supplement for our IFE readership, providing detailed coverage of the following hot topics:

IFE Content: We think we know what passengers want from their IFE, but are we right?

Social Media: With flyers increasingly turning to social media to let the world know about their travel experience, airlines must learn a new way to listen and respond

Content Delivery: The IFE industry is moving from rigid flat standards and a plethora of tape-based versions to levels of asset-managed interoperable digital components  capable of dynamically creating required versions

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Airline Catering International 2012 - In this Issue

Airline Catering International 2012 is now available online! A special supplement for our inflight catering and galley equipment readership, providing detailed coverage of the following hot topics:

Trends report: the top trends influencing inflight menu development and cabin service

Amenity kits: Airlines reveal the goodies packed into their latest amenity kits

Case study: Flag carrier British Airways has teamed up with luxury tea brand Twinings to re-engineer a British favourite for the aircraft cabin

Tray table focus: Seat designers reveal the challenges of tray table design and what can be done about them

Premium service: Airlines are winning loyalty in premium cabins through celebrity chef-endorsed menus, ever-more personalised service and onboard chefs

Onboard sales: What can be done to maximise ancillary revenues on board?

Oven technology: The two latest wide-body aircraft programmes have inspired some eye-catching ovens built to new, more stringent standards

Bear essentials: The best inflight teddies!

 

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In this Issue - September 2012

The Aircraft Interiors International September 2012 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

Airline Branding: What is it that makes a brand cool? What would make a really cool airline brand experience on board? Some of the industry's top experts share their 'cool' ideas

Malaysia A380: Designing an A380 interior is full of temptations. What to do with the space? A bar? Shops? Showers? Malaysia has eschewed such headline grabbers in favour of creating what it believes to be the ultimate customer experience

Economy Seating: Clever reworking of the hard product in economy cabins could yield increased customer satisfaction, and increased profits

Air France Premium Classes: Air France has celebrated the arrival of its latest A380s by giving them fresher, more elegant business- and first-class cabins

Family travel: Air travel may be stressful, but it shouldn’t split up families. A little thought can keep family groups together on board, and improve the experience for everyone else, too

Catalogue seating: There is already a wide choice of seating for wide-body A350s. Read the story behind the catalogue

Galleys: A recipe for success in designing and building galleys – with a sprinkle of branding

Hollywood: Hooray for Hollywood, where aircraft can become movie stars too

Retrofitting IFE: As airlines feel pressure to upgrade ageing IFE systems, they might find the process is far from straightforward

News features: How to maximise economy revenues; American’s ambitious A321cabin plans; Mitsubishi’s MRJ; LAN’s 787 cabin revealed; better ways to board; and the latest ideas in hygienic travel

Design briefs: Molon Labe Design’s slider seat to speed passenger boarding; a futuristic city aircraft with a difference; and a double-deck premium class seat concept from Factorydesign

Get personal: Spend some time with Nigel Goode, who as director of Priestmangoode has been involved in everything from the original A380 interior concept to Malaysia’s new flagship

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In this Issue - June 2012

The June 2012 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

Lufthansa Business Class: This is not just any new business class, it's an all-new, clean-sheet reinterpretation of Lufthansa's business cabin

Passenger Safety: Passengers are getting heavier, but seat safety tests are not moving with the times. Are larger passengers at greater risk in the skies?

Virgin Upper Class: Following 10 years of service, Virgin Atlantic has launched its latest generation Upper Class. The ethos was evolution not revolution, but there are a few surprises

Streaming IFE: IFE is currently straddling airline-supplied systems and PEDs. A clever approach to IFE, including streaming technology, can keep everyone entertained

Short-haul long game: Twin-aisle designs dominate the design headlines, but there are exciting opportunities on the horizon for short-haul aircraft, too

Joint procurement: Airline alliances moving towards joint procurement is great for the bottom line, but it may not be so good for passengers and branding

Triple celebration: The number of the best? The recent delivery of the 1,000th Boeing 777 makes it the bestselling twin-aisle, long-range aircraft. The cabin plays a large part in its success

JAL’s Dreamliner: Step on board Japan Airlines’ Dreamliner, which can offer four seasons in one flight with its kaleidoscope of colours

Seating review: 2012 is shaping up to be a great year in seating, with many recent product launches. They may all be different, but they are all driven by weight reduction

Crystal Cabin Awards: 58 applicants, 12 runners-up and six winners. The Crystal Cabin Awards winners for 2012 have been announced

Design briefs: A range of galley inserts to bring a more homely feel to an aircraft; and a long-haul economy seat that maximises comfort and minimises weight

Personal profile: Luke Pearson of PearsonLloyd has designed everything from cosmetics containers to Virgin’s first Upper Class suite, and now Lufthansa’s Business Class. This romantic visionary is looking to bring glamour back to air travel

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In this Issue - March 2012

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Cover story: Hong Kong Airlines is introducing a Club Class service this spring – but how will it fare given previous all-business failures?

Supplier approval: Airframers are extending their control over the process of sourcing cabin furnishings, but some suppliers say the catalogue approach to interiors inhibits innovation

Brussels Airlines: Brussels Airlines is upgrading the cabins of its wide-body fleet as it aims to become ‘best-in-class’ on routes to Africa and New York

Engineering crisis: A shortage of engineering resources is threatening to restrict airlines’ attempts to innovate in the cabin

Boeing 747-8: The 747 is a true icon of aviation – the 747-8 Intercontinental, which will shortly begin service with Lufthansa, is now charged with writing the next chapter of this aircraft’s venerable history

High Definition IFE: The APEX Technology Committee’s High Definition
Working Group closes in on a standard, while at least one HD initiative has deployed with limited Hollywood support – but a few obstacles remain

Bombardier CSeries: Bombardier’s decision to turn cabin development for the CSeries over to one key supplier has paved the way for a number of key innovations

IFE hardware: First perceived as a threat to embedded IFE, and then deemed too complicated to repurpose, consumer tablet devices are slowly working their way back into the cabin conversation

United/Continental merger: United Airlines’ chief makes a plan for the future by leaving past troubles behind

Disruptive passengers: 2011 may well be remembered as the year of the celebrity cabin eviction – what is it that makes some passengers lose the plot?

Design briefs: A slim-line economy-class seat aimed at full-service carriers; an A320 layout with two aisles; a business-class cabin featuring separate seats and beds; and catering trolleys sold as statement furniture for the home

Personal profile: Fernanda Toro, travel experience director at LAN Airlines, discusses the carrier’s cabin selections and future plans

Fact File: Hong Kong Airlines’ newly updated fleet in numbers
 

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Numbers game - Continuing growth in passenger numbers means more than 30,000 new airliners will be needed in the next 20 years, according to airframer predictions – can the interiors supply base keep up?

True brit - Peter Cooke, design lead at British Airways, explains why design should matter to leading airlines – and advises on how to get the best from agencies and suppliers

Close call - Certification is a crucial stage in any aircraft interior project – as Air New Zealand recently discovered when developing its new Skycouch and Spaceseat products

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In this Issue - November 2011

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Cover story – live television: The long-sought ability to offer passengers live television on a global basis is becoming available from multiple sources

China Southern A380: China’s first A380 may not be the most luxurious or imaginative, but it nevertheless marks the beginning of an important chapter in aviation

Cabin repair: Passengers judge airlines by their cabins, so it makes sense to keep seats and other elements clean, comfortable and working well

Thai 747-400 retrofit: New seats and IFE are being retrofitted to THAI’s 747s as the airline prepares to take delivery of its first A380

Green plane: Southwest continues to trial a lighter, high-tech interior that could set new sustainability standards for the cabin

IFE architecture: Wireless head-end system streaming to both airline-provided screens in a seat-centric architecture and passenger-provided devices is a mash-up that works

Colour and trim: The latest leathers, carpets, textiles and treatments made for the aircraft cabin

Lighting: LED-based ambient lighting has transformed many cabins but certain pitfalls could see it leapfrogged by even more advanced technology in the future

Design briefs: A barrier-free lavatory that can be expanded in flight to enable assisted use; and A VIP interior with a difference for a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Personal profile: Daniel Kerrison of flydubai talks about the airline’s IFE plans and life in the emirate

Fact file: THAI’s long-haul fleet cabin product offering at a glance

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Airline Entertainment International 2011 - In this Issue

Airline Entertainment International Showcase 2011 is now available online! A special supplement for our IFE readership, providing detailed coverage of the following hot topics:

GUI design: Today’s connected travellers expect feature-rich content, touchscreen control and seamless connectivity – how are airlines developing GUIs to keep apace?

Android: The Android operating system looks set to transform the inflight experience for passengers as major IFE vendors start to explore the new possibilities it offers

Digital wallets: Digital wallets and mobile money are set to revolutionize inflight purchasing – but just how far off is the cashless traveller?

Content delivery: Seamless digital ordering, delivering and loading of IFE content onto the aircraft remains a distant dream – but regional centres and embedded data loaders are helping to improve things while work continues on a wireless solution

IFEC trends: Three leading IFEC experts share their three top predictions for the coming year

Airline case study: Emirates’ VP of product, publishing, digital and events explains the trends influencing the airline’s IFEC policy

Social media: Rico, Air New Zealand’s furry ambassador, spills all on hanging with the stars and finding fame on YouTube

 

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In this Issue - September 2011

The September 2011 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

Cover story – Airbus Concept Cabin: Dismissed by some as mere brand alchemy, Airbus’s Concept Cabin nevertheless asks all the right questions – and hints at some fascinating answers

ANA 787: ANA finally looks set to begin 787 commercial service this September – so what can we expect to see on board?

Reduced mobility: An aging population and growing numbers of travellers with disabilities mean new considerations for aircraft cabin designers

Korean Air A380: Korean Air has unveiled the roomiest A380 yet – with its spacious layout complemented by headline-grabbing lounges and even a duty-free shop

Cabin recycling: Most cabin furnishings currently cannot be recycled, but airframers and airlines alike are working to make it possible

Weight reduction: Lighter seats and other cabin elements are helping airlines achieve substantial reductions in fuel consumption, costs and emissions

airberlin upgrades: Germany’s second largest airline is investing in both its short- and long-haul fleet as it prepares to join the oneworld alliance in 2012

Seat supply: Airlines continue to complain of a lack of innovation and choice among seating firms, but can a new generation of suppliers provide a solution?

Airbus IFE: Airbus reveals its next-generation IFE requirements for the A350XWB

IFE future: Reports of the death of airline-provided IFE have been greatly exaggerated – neither PEDs, nor live TV, nor inflight connectivity have got the better of it yet – but will they in the future?

Luke Miles: Virgin Atlantic’s new head of design takes time out to talk about his ambitions for the airline

Design briefs: A rail car concept to improve airport-city connections; and a futuristic bizjet cabin concept that has already been translated into a mock-up

Show preview: The top innovations to look out for at the Aircraft Interiors Expo Americas, APEX and IFSA shows in Seattle, USA, this September

Personal profile: Chase Craig of Alaska Airlines on the airline’s IFEC choices, and what expo visitors can do in his home town, Seattle

Fact file: airberlin’s fleet in numbers

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In this Issue - June 2011

The June 2011 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

Lufthansa 747-400: Lufthansa’s new Boeing 747-400 upper deck cabin offers first-class passengers their own full-length bed alongside each seat – with just eight seats in total

Passenger profiles: Airlines that take the time to really understand passenger needs through the use of customer profiling are realising increased revenues through game-chasing products. 

Virgin Australia: Virgin Blue has been rebranded as Virgin Australia, and its latest aircraft feature new business- and economy-class seats designed to provide a contemporary twist to the cabin

IFE interfaces: The latest control units offer new ways of interfacing with IFE systems, enabling passengers to replicate the multi-device environment they typically enjoy at home

Lavatory design: Lighting, décor, accessibility, functionality and hygiene are among the considerations in lavatory design, and new approaches promise both operational and aesthetic benefits

Hamburg cluster: What are the secrets behind Hamburg’s rise as the undoubted global centre for excellence and innovation in cabin design and technology?

Seating review: Seven super seats from Aircraft Interiors Expo 2011 – including the latest thinking in the fast-moving high-density business-class and ultralight economy-class sectors

WiFi on board: Despite fears of rogue radio frequencies running loose in the cabin, onboard mobile phone use continues apace without incident with inflight WiFi rapidly following in its wake

Design briefs: A single-aisle design for wide-body aircraft from C&D Zodiac; and an overlapping high-density business-class concept from Formation Design

Expo review: The most exciting products launched at Aircraft Interiors Expo 2011 in April – and who triumphed in this year’s Crystal Cabin Awards

Personal profile: Mr Burns on a motorcycle – meet Kerry Reeves, Air New Zealand’s manager of aircraft programmes 

  

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In this Issue - March 2011

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Cover story – future cabin: Many have wild visions of the future cabin, but could the differences be much more subtle than we expect?

Cathay Pacific: The airline is flipping the traditional herringbone business-class format on its head to redress passenger concerns regarding seat width and privacy

Boarding times: The time taken to board and disembark passengers has a major impact on aircraft turnaround times – is there a better way?

Livery Design: Four design and brand experts explain how to get logo and livery design right, and speculate on how technology will enable different ways of branding in the future

NFW concept: A new concept from Contour and Factorydesign looks beyond a flat bed and a nice meal to create an onboard flight experience with a difference

Ka-band: The struggle for passenger broadband dominance started in earnest last year when two Ku-band satellite providers flung down the gauntlet to the L-band incumbent – but now a third technology – Ka-band – is about to enter the fray

Flydubai: Emirates of Dubai has been a global leader in IFE and connectivity for years but now its low-fare sibling is displaying the same pioneering spirit

Narrow-bodies: New lightweight seats are helping airlines transform their short- and medium-haul services, while passenger expectations are driving the addition of connectivity and IFE to narrow-body cabins

Enabling platform: A new cabin architecture offers enhanced options for customisation and enables Airbus to include provision for future reconfiguration in its A350 catalogue offerings

Teague Flight 2.0: A radical future vision of flight divides air travel between sedate airships for leisure travel and ultra-efficient jets for only the most essential business trips

Design brief: A glossy, futuristic economy-class short-haul cabin from the University of Applied Sciences Munich

Guest room: Peter Vink of Delft University takes a closer look at the psychological factors behind passenger comfort

Show preview: Our pick of the innovations to be displayed at Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg

Personal profile: Reza Soltanian, president of Regent Aerospace, on recycling and restoration

Fact file: The vital statistics on Cathay Pacific’s fleet

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In this Issue - SHOWCASE 2011

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Inside out - Joe Ferry, until very recently head of design at Virgin Atlantic, provides some honest insights into the design management process

Look back - 2010 in review: the stories that helped shape the year

Take five - How important is design to the leading airlines and where are the future opportunities to differentiate the onboard experience? Five in-house experts share their views

 

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Airline Catering International 2011 - In this Issue

Airline Catering International 2011 is now available online! A special supplement for our inflight catering and galley equipment readership, providing detailed coverage of the following hot topics:

Maximising taste: Research has shed more light on how passengers’ taste buds are affected in flight – but what can airlines actually do about it?

Buy-on-board: The cashless cabin is driving onboard sales of food and beverages

Future galleys: Airbus’s potentially game-changing SPICE galley may be on the horizon, but that’s not stopping manufacturers from developing their own innovations

Presentation ideas: All the best food packaging and presentation ideas

Airline interview: Kim Chong, manager of catering services for Dragonair, gives a behind-the-scenes account of some of the airline’s most popular schemes – from restaurant tie-ins to special seasonal fare

Airline interview: Martin Daley, group executive of product and guest services at Virgin Australia, on the airline’s collaboration with top chef Luke Mangan for its new domestic business-class menu and buy-on-board options

IFSA interview: Vicky Stennes, president of the International Flight Services Association (IFSA), and vice president of inflight experience at JetBlue Airways, on the association’s latest initiatives

Airline interview: Peter Schneider of Swiss’s intercontinental inflight product development team explains how the airline chooses its wines

 

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In this Issue - November 2010

The November 2010 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

Cover story – Boeing 787: From psychological research to timed physical installation checks, Boeing has gone to unprecedented lengths to make sure the interior of its 787 looks good, feels better and fits together perfectly

Stand-up seating: The attention surrounding the SkyRider seat that AvioInteriors showed at September’s Aircraft Interiors Expo Americas prompts a closer look at an idea that refuses to go away

Turkish Airlines: Priestmangoode had just 12 months to develop a new brand identity and interiors for one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines

Koito update: The fallout from Koito’s admission that it has falsified seat testing data continues, with airlines asked to inspect and possibly remove seats currently in service

ATR 600 Armonia: Slimline seating and sculpted ceiling, side panels and overhead bins help lighten the mood on the new ATR 600 Armonia interior, with design input from Giugiaro

Handheld players: The use of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technology for handheld IFE is so over – or is it?

Fabric, leather and flooring: New products and technologies from aviation’s leather, fabric and flooring suppliers

Lighting: A look at the latest lighting products designed to make the aircraft cabin safe, attractive and flexible

Design brief: A flexible seat layout system from Seymourpowell

Personal profile: Priestmangoode’s Luke Hawes

Fact file: Turkish Airlines’ long-haul fleet in numbers

 

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NEW: Airline Catering International 2010 is now available online! A special supplement for our inflight catering and galley equipment readership, providing detailed coverage of the following hot topics:

Cover story: Can airlines make money from meals without alienating passengers already ‘nickel and dimed’ at every turn?

Sustainability: Inflight catering produces a colossal amount of waste – but what can airlines and equipment manufacturers do about it?

New galley: Airbus says airline concerns about the potential operational problems of its new SPICE galley standard are exaggerated and vastly outweighed by the likely benefits – the first SPICE units are set to enter service in 2013

Interview: Michelin Star chef Marc Fosh reveals the rigours of working with Lufthansa and LSG Sky Chefs as part of the airline’s renowned Star Chefs dining programme

Trolley round-up: Manufacturers are finding ways to make their new trolleys lighter, brighter and easier to use

Interview: Vicky Stennes, president of the International Flight Services Association, and vice president of inflight experience at JetBlue Airways, on the challenges and opportunities facing the industry
 

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In this Issue - September 2010

The September 2010 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

Cover story: Airliners used to carry passengers – now they transport guests, customers or travellers – how can the IFE system help their operators redress the erosion of fare income by turning them into buyers?

Airline case study: Inspired by its First Class Terminal at Frankfurt, Lufthansa’s new first class on its A380s responds to customer requests for peace and privacy

Supply chain: Diehl’s acquisition of Dasell Cabin Interiors underlines the German industrial group’s ambition to become a supplier of complete, integrated cabin systems

Seating concept: B/E Aerospace and Priestman Goode have developed the Open Concept Suite – a stylish first-class product that wouldn’t look out of place in your living room

Premium seating: Every trick in the book is being employed by vendors desperate to help airlines squeeze more seats into business class without any loss in comfort

Airline case study: JetBlue celebrates its 10th anniversary this year – and continues to hold true to its original values of service and product

Economy seating: Established giants are competing with an influx of new companies in the economy and premium-economy seat market, resulting in more space- and weight-efficient products

New aircraft: Irkut exhibited a mock-up of its MS-21 single-aisle airliner at Farnborough in July, with a singularly well-appointed cabin from C&D Zodiac

Show preview: Our pick of the innovations to be displayed at Aircraft Interiors Expo Americas

Design briefs: Priestman Goode’s Mercury Train; Design FL’s suspended seating concept, ‘Air’; and ‘Neoseat’ – a slimline economy model from Mormedi

Opinion: Daniel Baron of Lift Strategic Design says talk of twin aisles on narrowbodies misses the point

Personal profile: Christina Foerster, general manager, intercontinental product management at Lufthansa

Fact file: The vital statistics of Lufthansa’s long-haul fleet
 

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NEW: Airline Entertainment International 2010 is now available online! A special supplement for our IFE readership, providing detailed coverage of the following hot topics:

Blurred visions: HD video is hot, with IFE providers queuing up to trumpet new products – but there’s a lot more to delivering a true HD experience than meets the eye

Joined-up seating: The current process of procuring IFE hardware and the seats it goes into is a bit like buying a new car and then fitting the dashboard as an afterthought – however a new era of integration is now bearing fruit

Ka the killer app?: Just as the airlines decide it’s safe to dip a toe into the connectivity waters, along comes a new technology to make them think again 

Regional campaign: Turboprops, regional jets and a new generation of narrowbodies are the next frontier for the IFE industry – two companies have developed overhead video installations designed specifically for the smaller cabin

What’s in a name? Patrick Brannelly, WAEA president, on the association’s recent change of name

Interview: Patrick Candelier, Airbus cabin services marketing, explains the aircraft manufacturer’s take on the fast-moving connectivity sector – and why it believes L-band is the best option – at least for now…

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In this Issue - May 2010

The May 2010 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

Cover story: Some airlines are stripping away their front cabins, while others continue to invest – ultimately the future of first class relies on a better understanding of customer needs on specific routes

Airline case study: British Airways' new First combines intelligent design with a proven heritage to create a truly authentic and liberating luxury experience

Seat safety: For passengers, aircraft seats are just a more or less comfortable place to spend the journey – but in regulatory terms, the main consideration is the protection they provide in the event of a crash

Airline case study: Operating the world’s longest sectors has inspired Air New Zealand to develop an innovative 777-300ER cabin that breaks new ground in accommodation, entertainment and service

A350 catalogue: Airbus has just published its catalogue of approved cabin equipment for the A350 – so who’s in and who’s out, and what are the options available?

Airline case study: Oman Air is spending heavy on luxury interiors and the latest cabin technology – CEO Peter Hill explains the airline's strategy

IFE engineering: A new wave of IFE entrants are taking a fresh look at how entertainment is delivered on board by shifting storage and processing power from the head-end to the seat

Airline case study: Condor is the first airline to retrofit its A320 fleet with the new Enhanced Cabin from Airbus

Wireless IFE: Wireless was to be the next big thing for the IFE industry, but now the top two suppliers have tuned out, leaving an ambitious newcomer to try its luck

Airline case study: Philippine Airlines has introduced new interiors inspired by the carrier’s home coastline on its latest 777-300ERs

Show preview: Our pick of the innovations to be displayed at Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg

Personal profile: Peter Tennent of Factorydesign is a firm believer in the value of building physical mock-ups

Design briefs: Molon Labe Designs’ sliding seat allows extra aisle room; and the Lady-Lav – a dedicated lavatory for female use on board aircraft

Personal profile: Richard Stevens, managing creative director at forpeople – a London-based design firm that advises on all aspects of luxury

Fact file: ANZ’s fleet at a glance
 

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In this Issue - February 2010

The February 2010 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

Cover story: Korean Air has embarked on a major fleet overhaul, with new Kosmo Suites from Contour spearheading a package of seating and IFE improvements to mark its 40th anniversary

IFE and seat integration: Once upon a time, IFE was IFE and seats were seats and never the twain should meet – but Panasonic’s ‘fusion’ project heralds a new era of closer integration and cooperation between the two sectors

Airline case study: ANA’s new ‘Inspiration of Japan’ brand sees the launch of a new inflight product and service concept on its 777-300ERs

Increasing seat density in business class: Flat beds are de rigueur in today’s most sought-after business-class cabins, but the problem for airlines is how to square recumbence with revenue and extend sleeping space without eroding seat density

Gulf focus: Gulf-based carriers have redefined premium-class air travel in recent years, as their buying power has even enabled them to persuade the manufacturers to modify their airframes to accommodate new amenities

Onboard catering: Beyond investing in new ‘hard’ onboard products, airlines also need to ensure their inflight catering and service remain compelling for frequent fliers

Personal profile: PAIG’s Ben Bettell, who is set to retire this summer, on everything from the influence of the automotive sector, to how to throw a good party!

AIME preview: Our pick of the innovations to be displayed at Aircraft Interiors Middle East

Design brief: Priestmangoode’s compact design for a multitasking budget hotel bedroom

Fact file: Korean Air’s fleet at a glance

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In this Issue - SHOWCASE 2010

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Birthday wishes - Virgin Atlantic celebrated its 25th birthday earlier this year, but Joe Ferry, head of design, is more concerned with the airline’s future, writes Anthony James

Money talks - Jay Sorensen of IdeaWorks argues baggage fees and food-for-purchase schemes will eventually become commonplace on all airlines, regardless of route or brand position, as carriers look to boost income

Shake and break - In a world of long hauls and short attention spans, few things are more likely than an IFE failure to raise a passenger’s blood pressure, writes Brendan Gallagher

 

 

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Airline Entertainment International 2009 - In this Issue

NEW: Airline Entertainment International September 2009 is now available online! A special supplement for our IFE readership, providing detailed coverage of the following hot topics:

Ancillary revenue: Earning significant extra cash from IFE and passenger communications has long been a Holy Grail for the airlines, but now the disastrous state of their business has added new urgency to their efforts

Connectivity: The argument about passenger demand for onboard connectivity is over, but it’s still anybody’s guess as to which technology will dominate in the long run

Content delivery: For years the antiquated ‘Sneakernet’ that delivers content to the aircraft on the ground has made IFE an anomaly in an increasingly wired world – How close to realisation is the vision of end-to-end network delivery?

Handhelds: The apparently low costs of entry have attracted a crowd of hopefuls to the handheld IFE market over recent years, but now there are just two main contenders, with a pack of B-listers fighting for the scraps

PLUS: Exclusive interviews with IFE managers and decision-makers at the major airlines:

Dee Brady: Q&A with British Airways' IFE programming manager

Christian Köerfgen: Q&A with Lufthansa's VP of product management and innovation

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In this Issue - September 2009

The September 2009 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

Virtual certification: Using software rather than hardware to assess the safety of new seat designs promises to make innovation easier – or so the theory goes!

Airline case study: Etihad’s award-winning Diamond (first) class now boasts individual suites and a luxurious changing room – but that’s only half the story

Ancillary revenue: Airlines are quickly catching on to the ancillary revenue streams to be made from à la carte fees for everything from checked baggage, food and IFE, but where should carriers seek to draw the line?

Airline case study: British Airways’ new all-business-class service between London City and New York JFK hopes to succeed where others have failed

Vertical space: Pie in the sky or inevitable long-haul product development conclusion? A new generation of tiered seating and sleeping schemes aim to turn headroom into bedroom

Future cabin (IFE): In-seat sensors, a powerful local area network, and a huge increase in connectivity bandwidth are at the heart of Thales’s future cabin vision

Soft furnishings: Four aviation colour and trim experts share their thoughts on the latest soft furnishing trends, materials and technologies shaping cabin design

Personal profile: Alan Pellegrini, vice-president and general manager of Thales’s IFE business, on the wonders and headaches of technology

Expo preview: What to look out for at Aircraft Interiors Expo Asia

Design brief: Blue Sky’s SleepSeat

Design brief: Architecture and Vision’s interior design for a ‘rocket plane’ destined for space tourism

Fact file: Etihad's fleet at a glance

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In this Issue - June 2009

The June 2009 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

Cover story: As companies continue to cut back on business-class travel, premium economy has a vital role to play in boosting airline revenues, but what is its optimum cabin configuration?

Design report: Nautilus, a premium-class cabin concept for the A380 mock-up, boasts curves in all the right places

Product focus: Aircraft Interiors Expo 2009 saw a multitude of new economy seating products and concepts, all focused on reduced weight, low cost of ownership and improved living space and comfort

Product focus: A look at the rise in popularity of in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems in single-aisle airliners and regional jets (including some leading systems’ vital statistics)

Design report: LED mood lighting, sculpted ceilings, and bigger bins and windows lie at the heart of the new Sky interior for the Boeing 737

Hot topic: Aircraft seat manufacturing needs a shake-up in ambition, technique and innovation according to experts both inside and outside of the industry – but where will the change come from and what form will it take?

Airline case study: A new logo, new interiors and fresh food are designed to ensure Latin American airline TACA presents a contemporary image to international customers

Personal profile: Klaus Brauer, Boeing’s recently retired director of passenger satisfaction and revenue, looks back over an illustrious career

Expo review: The key trends from Aircraft Interiors Expo 2009 in Hamburg

Crystal Cabin Awards: The winners and runners up from this year’s Crystal Cabin Awards

Design brief: James Lee’s ‘Paperclip’ armrest

Design brief: aeras seat project’s economy-class seat

Fact file: TACA International Airlines’ fleet at a glance

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In this Issue - March 2009

The March 2009 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

Expo Preview: The products to look out for at this year’s Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, as well as interviews with leading exhibitors

Cover story: With designer wallpaper, a funky bar and cheeky crockery items, V Australia hopes to add a little Aussie humour and style to the Virgin family of airline brands

Hot topic: Cabin engineers are facing conflicting demands, with pressure to save weight seemingly at odds with the need to keep passengers happy and revenues up

New product launch: SWISS is introducing first-class suites on board its new A330 fleet, however the airline currently has no plans to introduce the same product on its A340s

Hot topic: Safety videos needn’t be boring – airlines are adopting a range of new strategies to ensure passengers pay attention, while reinforcing their own brand values

Airline Case Study: Other low-cost, long-haul start-ups may have failed, but Air Asia X’s strict grasp of the no-frills model suggests a much brighter future

Hot topic: More harmonisation and standardisation in economy seating could help both airlines and their suppliers to cut their costs and increase their efficiency

Airline Case Study: Aeroflot’s reinvention continues with the arrival of its first A330-200, which boasts a new interior that should give both crew and passengers plenty to smile about

Hot topic: The FAA denies its new Organisation Designation Approval (ODA), which allows companies to ‘self-certify’ major interiors modifications, is a threat to safety standards

Case Study: More than 50 years have passed since British Airways flew its first transatlantic passenger jet flight – how times have changed!

Airline Case Study: Transaero’s new Imperial class features a lavish meal service inspired by Russia’s Imperial past

Personal Profile: Ian Scoley, head of industrial design, cabin innovation, Airbus shares some personal insights and inspirations

Design Brief: JPA and Sicma Aero Seat’s reverse-herringbone business-class suite

Design Brief: AIDA’s private office module

Fact File: SWISS’s fleet at a glance

 

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In this Issue - SHOWCASE 2009

The Aircraft Interiors International Showcase 2009 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

Ones to watch: Aircraft Interiors International picks four movers and shakers primed to make an impact on the industry going forward

Tough times? Robert Smith of IMDC provides some common sense IFE advice for airlines looking to weather the current economic storm

Fear itself: Paul Wylde, Teague’s new creative director, considers how the industry can survive the credit crunch by designing for fear

 

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