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The potential for mezzanine seating

Remember when Airbus got the world talking about the notion of adding a second level of seating to the aircraft cabin? Let’s consider the true viability of tiered seating

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Developing composite-based components

Thermoplastic composites can offer cabin weight reductions without compromising mechanical properties. A recent project by Bucher Leichtbau and Ensinger shows that making the switch to fiber-reinforced composites can provide additional technical advantages