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Editor's Comment
The Editorial Comment in the January 2019 issue looked at the opportunities and challenges presented by the long range of the Airbus A321LR. The manufacturer has just upped the ante with the A321XLR, which can push out to 4,700nm, with flight times around nine to ten hours. This makes passenger wellbeing even more of a priority, especially in high density configurations.
Dream time
Design consultancy tangerine takes a holistic approach to cabin design. Ian Harbison reports
Made in London
Gulf Air’s new brand identity and aircraft cabins benefit from the experience of two London headquartered global consultancies. Ian Harbison reports
A touch of colour
Paint plays an important role in cabin finishing, as a protective coating, aesthetic solution and even as a mood setter. Now, through the latest technologies, a variety of new, textured and special effects coatings is available, adding colour in an exciting, durable and efficient extension to the cabin designers’ palette. Paul E Eden reports
Cabin insider
Comfort factor
Toilets are a basic necessity on board but, says Mario Pierobon, new technology is introducing improvements for passengers and airlines
Content change
Aircraft manufacturers like to launch new cabins as a single product, but other pressures often result in a continuous evolution. Ian Harbison reports from ATR in Toulouse
All in the family
Learning curve
Higher education institutes are an important source of innovation for the aircraft cabin industry. Ian Harbison highlights some recent developments
Future proof
Protecting a company's business sometimes requires a radical rethink