TAP and Recaro test first connected economy seat

As part of a pilot project, Recaro Aircraft Seating has installed ‘connected seats’ on a TAP Air Portugal A321 single-aisle aircraft. The trial also marks the first time that Recaro has designed, produced and certified an aircraft installation under its own DOA authority

Features

Aircraft cabin materials flammability: expert insights

Following on from the fire safety testing feature in our November 2019 issue, Marisa Garcia investigates how 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

Opinion

Unfolding the history of materials

From the silk created in China in 2800BC, to the introduction of cotton and wool in the first century AD, the evolution of the materials we have today represents our human desire to innovate and pursue better materials – especially in aviation