Author Maryann Simson

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ZAL TechCenter

The ZAL TechCenter in Hamburg will foster common development to ensure high-quality technology and a short time-to-market for cabins and cabin systems. Maryann Simson takes a closer look at the think-tank on the riverbank

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Turkish Airlines: We must make better economy seats

Ayşegül Durak, chief engineer for cabin interiors at Turkish Airlines, believes long-haul economy seating needs urgent attention. And she has some great ideas for how to improve the long-haul economy passenger experience.

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Divide, conquer and unite

Through organic growth and strategic acquisitions, Diehl Aerosystems has increased its global footprint and sales turnover by a factor of five since 2009. Now, under the direction of CEO Rainer von Borstel, the tier one supplier of avionics and cabin integration is on a mission of structural and procedural optimization

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IFE for the impaired: Part two

The conclusion of this two-part series, in which Michael Childers looks at inflight entertainment (IFE) advances for passengers with impaired sight or hearing

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IFE for the impaired: Part one

A recent rulemaking by the US Department of Transportation (DOT) sets requirements for closed captioning of IFE. In the first of a two-part series, Michael Childers considers how passengers with impaired sight or hearing will be able to enjoy more IFE options in the future

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236 seats in an A321?

TwinAisleFeeders takes a closer look at an A321 NEO fitted with LCC-pitched superslim seats and SpaceFlex lavs, and considers the implications for the passenger experience

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Cabin hygiene: keeping disease 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 Ebola grip the world, how can bugs and bacteria be banished from the cabin to help ensure healthy travelers?