In this Issue – March 2020

Aircraft Interiors International March 2020

MARCH 2020

The March 2020 issue of Aircraft Interiors International is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

Column: Design expert John Tighe discusses automotive influences and how they can be applied to cabin innovation and customisation

Column: A big name in the airframe and interiors sector, Kent Craver, shares his thoughts on the importance of sound research methodologies

COVER STORY: WHY FREE PITCHING IS HURTING THE INTERIORS INDUSTRY: Unpaid design pitches come at a high cost. It’s time to expose why a culture of free project pitching is damaging to financials, and ultimately the airline passenger experience. We also explore how the culture can and should change…

ANALYSIS: WHAT THE NEXT DECADE WILL BRING: The 2010s saw major developments in the aircraft interiors industry, and changed passenger expectations. New factors for the coming decade raise big questions and challenges, which the industry needs to act on now

RAPID CABIN RETROFITS: Aircraft groundings can spell disaster for airline operations. Leasing is a great solution, but getting new aircraft on brand and in the air as quickly as possible is a complex process. Some expert advice can help…

INTERVIEW: Sajida Ismail, British Airways’ head of inflight product, discusses the airline’s major changes in business class, the future flight experience, and the value of service

THE FUTURE OF NARROW-BODY CABIN DESIGN: The introduction of long-haul narrow-bodies such as the A321 XLR requires greater sophistication in cabin design than simply squeezing wide-body hardware into a single-aisle fuselage. Our international panel of cabin design experts has created some amazing ideas…

IFE CONTENT DELIVERY: Content recommendation and discovery engines are becoming essential to IFE, and are fast evolving. Are data analytics helping us enter a phase when passengers choose movies that can be delivered to the aircraft the next day?

CABIN DESIGN SOFTWARE: Virtual reality has changed the aircraft interior design process considerably over the last decade, but what will improve and change in the next 10 years? Major software developers share their predictions

SUSTAINABLE AMENITIES: As the environmental effects of aviation come under greater scrutiny, airlines can help create a greener image with sustainable amenities that use greener materials and processes in their production. We look at how to create a truly clean kit

THE 80 HOTTEST LAUNCHES IN 2020: 2020 will be an exciting year for  aircraft interiors, from seating, to monuments, to IFEC, to materials. We have compiled a guide to 80 of this year’s major developments and must-see launches across every sector…



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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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