In this Issue – SHOWCASE 2020

Aircraft Interiors International Showcase 2020


The Aircraft Interiors International Showcase 2020 issue is now available online! Packed full of features, including:

REPORT: EXCITING ECONOMICS AND OPPORTUNITIES IN THE NARROW-BODY SECTOR – The tremendous growth in single aisle aircraft sales and deliveries is changing the face of aircraft travel dynamics in several ways. The aircraft interiors industry has many exciting new opportunities to exploit, and some new factors to consider in the future, reports Counterpoint Market Intelligence

RESEARCH: BOARDING INNOVATION – Slow boarding is bad for operational efficiency, passenger satisfaction and airline profits. New ideas from Dresden University of Technology could help solve this ‘pain point’ of the passenger experience

FUTURE THINKING – A team at British Airways looks to the future of aviation, having conducted in-depth global research to explore what travellers can expect from aviation in 20, 40, 60, and even 100 years from now. Welcome on the journey towards BA 2119: Flight of the Future

2019 IN REVIEW – 2019 has been yet another great year in aviation. Let’s look back on just how great a year it has been

The finest designers, showcased…

Thoughts, inspiration, insights and design projects from the world’s leading aircraft interiors design houses…

TEAGUE: Learn how the studio draws upon its broad range of expertise and experience, as well as emerging technologies, with the aim of building a new and better world

PRIESTMANGOODE: When it comes to enhancing the passenger experience, a few basic rules can help airlines delight passengers and strengthen brand profile

FACTORYDESIGN: The London-based studio discusses why a long-term design strategy is key to creating a fantastic and cohesive passenger experience

ACUMEN: From the first flat-bed seat for BA, to all-new cabins for ANA, Acumen Design Associates always strives to create a differentiated brand experience

JPA DESIGN: It’s not every year an interior design business gets to work with F1 engineers and a supersonic start-up in pursuit of greater technical solutions

TANGERINE: All eyes are on Japan, with the Rugby World cup in 2019 and the opening of the Games of the 32nd Olympiad in 2020 – and JAL’s A350-900XWB cabin designs

PEARSONLLOYD: How do you make people feel good as they travel through the sky in a compressed aluminium tube? PearsonLloyd explores a few ideas

ALMADESIGN: Addressing the challenges of future mobility is reflected in the work of Almadesign, a Lisbon-based design consultancy

AIM ALTITUDE: Flexibility in design and operation are driving innovation in AIM Altitude’s galley designs, including a sleek and highly functional new concept

DESIGN INVESTMENT: The Geneva studio explores how to provide viable and relevant design solutions in ever-shorter product development times

MŰLLER|ROMCA: A new-generation economy class seat for Lufthansa Group’s entire short-haul fleet, and customised cabins for the airline’s A321neos

DESIGN Q: CEO Howard Guy explains how the studio’s concepts become reality. Reimagining the future can make dreams come true, as well as generating a lot of money

CAON: Innovative thinking can create new possibilities in aircraft interior designs, adding comfort and beauty to the passenger experience

STYLE&DESIGN: Perceived quality is very important, but also very difficult to measure. Style&Design believes it has found a way to quantify perception

Supplier showcase: Innovations for today’s cabins… and tomorrow’s

Materials, technologies, design innovation and ideas from the world’s leading aircraft interiors suppliers

RECARO AIRCRAFT SEATING: Recaro is raising the bar for comfort by combining premium comfort with superior quality in business and economy

SEKISUI SPI: The manufacturer of Kydex thermoplastics is collaborating with Lift by EnCore, a Boeing company, on an innovative seatback cove for B737 seating

DIEHL AVIATION: Discover a range of new technologies and concepts that can benefit lessors, airlines and brands – and of course the passenger experience

AVIOINTERIORS: Innovation, technology, luxury and passion are key elements in Aviointeriors’ approach to aircraft seating and customer care

HAECO CABIN SOLUTIONS: HAECO Cabin Solutions’ Eclipse Cabin scheme is designed to enhance the premium cabin experience while optimising the LOPA

PERRONE AEROSPACE: The leather company outlines 10 ways a business can benefit from partnering with a dedicated aviation leather and textile specialist

ELEATHER: Airlines the world over are making a switch to ELeather from conventional fabric seat covers. The aerospace materials specialist explains why…

AEROFOAM INDUSTRIES: The quality of seating foam is a critical element in the comfort of aircraft seating. Aerofoam continues to innovate in this area

TAPIS: Unbeatable comfort and ultimate performance: Tapis and Ultrafabrics are bringing the science of seating comfort into aviation seating

GREINER AEROSPACE: This manufacturer of solutions for aircraft seats offers products and services that can help confront current and future challenges

JETLINER CABINS: A taste of the Jetliner Cabins e-book app. In 1976, Pan Am launched the Boeing 747SP. Here’s why this variant of the B747-100, was so special

STELIA AEROSPACE: The SmartSeat is ready to take flight, with a connectivity suite that benefits passenger comfort, as well as operations

EMBRAER: The Brazilian airframer discusses how the E-Jet E2 cabin has been designed for passenger comfort and convenience, and operator flexibility and efficiency

TRUE BLUE POWER: A range of efficient charging solutions has been developed to meet growing demand for USB and wall outlet power

SIMONA BOLTARON: This company is creating eco-friendly, long-lasting and lightweight performance plastics for the aircraft interiors industry

BEADLIGHT: Cabin lighting design is constantly evolving and advancing. Beadlight is developing new products and technologies to stay at the forefront

MUIRHEAD: The Scotland-based leather supplier explains the benefits of genuine leather as a seating material, especially when produced in a ‘green’ way



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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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