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Aircraft Safety

The August/September 2023 issue of Aircraft Interiors International is out!

Highlights of the August/September 2023 issue include a deep dive into how metadata will transform IFE content; how greater cabin density equates to greater sustainability (or doesn’t); a review of the latest aircraft seating designs; a preview of APEX Global Expo in Long Beach; and an introduction to the APEX Greener programme for easier sustainable choices

Airframer News

Aircraft cabin air hygiene device gains FAA approval

Airshield, a device designed to prevent airborne germs and odours from entering the personal space of every passenger in an aircraft, has received STC approval from the FAA for fitment on the A320 family of narrowbody aircraft. It has been an interesting development journey, but the device is now market-ready

Airline News Tail fins of British Airways jets lined up at London Heathrow Airport

Plans revealed to better protect UK airline passengers

The UK’s aerospace sector is thriving, with a 306% YoY increase in orders alongside a 38% increase in deliveries. ADS Group says the figures are encouraging for the sector amidst supply chain challenges and slightly muted start to the year, and the current backlog in orders is estimated to be worth more than £205bn to the UK

Catering & Onboard Retail

WTCE brought the wow factor to Hamburg

World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo (WTCE) welcomed the industry’s leading airline and rail companies, with more than 3,500 attendees from 88 different countries visiting the three-day event. The expo was centred around the three core themes of passenger wellbeing, sustainability and creating memorable experiences, with visitors and exhibitors alike keen to bring the fun back to post-pandemic travel

Airline News

Could Qantas research help prevent jetlag?

Australian airline Qantas and the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre have been collaborating on a research project that is looking into how the inflight travel experience can be altered to reduce the effects of jetlag. Selected findings have now been shared

Aircraft Seating The Qantas A50 Wellness zone, with padded vertical surfaces and screens showing stretching exercises

Qantas reveals A350 exercise zone, premium economy and economy cabins

Following the reveal of its Airbus A350 First and Business cabins in February, Qantas has now unveiled the entire cabin design, including a dedicated Wellbeing Zone, and the premium economy and economy cabins. The interiors have required a special design, as these 12 ultra-long-haul A350-1000s will fly 238 passengers for up to 22 hours nonstop

Aircraft Seating John Morris moving his power wheelchair into the Air4All aircraft seat

The Air4All wheelchair securement space in action

John Morris, triple amputee, power wheelchair user and founder of, demonstrates the Air4All wheelchair securement space from Delta Flight Products and the Air4All Consortium. The companies say the design may soon appear on airplanes

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