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2020’s big aircraft cabin materials launches

The world of aircraft cabin materials is ever-evolving, creating highly technical products that offer beauty and design freedom, all while complying with stringent aerospace regulations. The latest developments could enhance your next cabin design project…

Aircraft Seating

2020’s major seating launches

There’s no substitute for trying out a seat in person, but with the postponement of Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, this is a little more difficult. However, this guide to the latest seats that would have launched at Hamburg can help inspire your plans for the resurgence of flying


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’


The 2020 Crystal Cabin Awards finalists

Now in their 14th year, the Crystal Cabin Awards are the aircraft interiors sector’s most highly regarded honour. A record 105 concepts from 21 countries made it to the 2020 awards shortlist. Ahead of the final judging to decide the winners, let’s look at the 24 finalists


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?


The future of flight: The 2020 Crystal Cabin Awards

The Crystal Cabin Awards are the aircraft interiors industry’s most prestigious award. For the 2020 event, a record number of submissions have been made in each of the eight categories. These designs may comprise the finest aircraft interiors flying today, and inspire the next generation of interiors…


The importance of haptic quality

Aircraft interior designers need to appeal more to passengers’ sense of touch in order to get that all-important edge on the competition. We asked a panel of experts to share how they feel about the importance of tactility, and its application in the cabin


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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