Author Simon Warburton, automotive business, GlobalData

Opinion

Record aircraft order surge brings renewed confidence

Aircraft orders achieved a new record for October, taking the overall order backlog above 14,000 aircraft for the first time since May 2019. The overall order book backlog is worth a potential £215bn to the UK in future years as aircraft are manufactured and delivered

Opinion

Do seats need faster actuation?

Shared autonomous vehicles will see more temporary relationships develop between car seat and rider. There are clear parallels with airline seats, but the question is: should seats be able to adjust to new occupants more quickly?

Opinion

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

Opinion

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

Opinion

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…

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