Author Alina Young, curator, Artelier

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How certified art can innovate aircraft design

Contemporary cabin design for private aircraft is increasingly moving towards creating ‘liveable’ spaces. Art is a key consideration for adding a sense of comfort, and offers the opportunity to incorporate a client’s personal taste

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Remembering Royce’s pioneering flight

As aviation moves on from its pause in recent weeks, let’s remember an important flight that helped establish the aviation industry. 110 years ago, at 6.30pm on 2 June 1910, aviation pioneer Charles Stewart Rolls took off alone in his flimsy biplane to achieve the world’s first non-stop double crossing of the English Channel by aeroplane. His legacy should encourage us to keep looking to the future

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Blended Wing Body cabin design insights

As Airbus brings back the idea of Blended Wing Body commercial aircraft, let’s go back to 2004 when Werner Granzeier from Hamburg University of Applied Sciences shared some real insights into the cabins enable designers to think ‘outside of the tube’

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Aircraft cabin hygiene: keeping viruses at bay

Having hundreds of people crammed into a confined space for long periods can be a recipe for dirt and disease. As concerns about Coronavirus grip the world, how can bugs and bacteria be banished from the cabin to help ensure safe and healthy air travel?

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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

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Janet: the secret American airline you have never heard of

Every day in the USA, intriguing white and red planes allegedly fly between the McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas and Area 51. The aircraft belong to an airline that operates as ‘Janet’. This is what we know about the mysterious Janet…

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The changing food tastes of passengers

Monitoring and reacting to passengers’ changing tastes and preferences is essential for airlines seeking to offer a desirable inflight catering offer. Today’s food trends should influence tomorrow’s tray table offerings to ensure that catering services don’t disappoint. From moringa to quinoa, jackfruit to purple food, here are the food trends that airline caterers need to take notice of

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Galleys and innovation: the way forward

It’s time to put more care into the design of aircraft galley spaces. A current design project for the cabin interiors of the Airlander 10 show what is possible with a little imagination, and what airplane social areas could offer in the future

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