The art of fluorescent lighting


Man Van Tran joined aviation lighting company, PWI, in 1983. The 70-year-old is one of the last fluorescent light blowing artisans left in the USA, and over the past 37 years he has blown thousands of fluorescent (neon) lights for the cabins, bathrooms and galleys of aircraft like the King Air and Citation. The lights are used in a wide variety of areas such as in 

Tran can blow 30 to 50 fluorescents a day depending on the size and number of bends required. He tried retirement once, but he had to return to train someone else in the art – and he has kept going. See Van Tran in action…

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Ever since his first flight on a TriStar, Adam has loved air travel, and since becoming editor of the Aircraft Interiors International brand he has really enjoyed the opportunity to be involved with the latest aircraft and airline products before they are even launched. Adam co-ordinates the running of the magazine, from commissioning articles and artwork, to ensuring that high standards of quality are maintained, as well as managing online content. Adam is proud to sit on the jury of the Crystal Cabin Awards and to have laid on the bed in Etihad's Residence.

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