Author Tom Fadden, global head of aviation, AGCS


Flying has never been safer

Despite record numbers of passengers, 2017 and 2018 are among the three safest years of the aviation industry in terms of fatal plane crashes. But strap yourself in: passengers have to prepare for more incidents of turbulence due to climate change – particularly on flights between Europe and North America


Banning private jets in the UK? Consider the facts…

The UK Labour Government’s pledge to ban corporate aircraft by 2025 is controversial and emotive. The British Business and General Aviation Association (BBGA) recommends a reality check and not weaponising aviation in the political arena

Materials, Trim & Finish

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


Looking ahead to Aircraft Interiors Expo 2020

Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX), the world’s premier event for cabin interiors, IFEC and passenger comfort, will return to Hamburg from 31 March – 2 April 2020. Here’s a taste of what’s in store for visitors…


Global headwinds impact aircraft deliveries

The global aerospace industry has been facing challenges, with the 60 aircraft deliveries in August 2019 representing a record low for August, down 49.2% on August 2018. Aircraft deliveries are more than 150 behind the same period last year, and the lowest since 2012. However, widebody aircraft saw an increase in deliveries for August, with 28 deliveries – a rise of 12%. Opportunity awaits…


A review of Aircraft Interiors Expo Americas

Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) Los Angeles has confirmed its position as the place for the aircraft interiors industry to do business in North America. Buyers from the world’s leading airlines, including Virgin Atlantic, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Qantas and Lufthansa descended on the Los Angeles Convention Centre (LACC) in September – here’s why…

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