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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.
Keeping stock
Keeping a low cost operation moving profitably at pace requires more than rapid turnarounds and simplified cabin service. Paul E Eden speaks to AJW’s Guy van den Berg about the momentous task of providing inventory and logistics solutions for easyJet
Driving force
Intensive aircraft operations are putting increasing pressure on cabin maintenance teams, says Lee Butterfield, Group Operations Director, Trenchard Aviation
Challenges of change
Cabin modifications often throw up unexpected challenges, says Keith Purslow, Head of Design at Monarch Design Services
Look sharp
Paint continues to play a subtle role in enhancing aircraft cabins. Ian Harbison spoke to two of the leading companies in the field about recent developments
All tooled up
The increasing demand for skilled aircraft maintenance technicians has put the spotlight back on training capabilities. Keith Mwanalushi examines how organisations are averting flying into a skills crisis
Inside job
Lufthansa Technik has been busy over the last couple of years in supporting its parent airline with a wide range of cabin upgrades. Shortened timescales and complex workscopes required tight control of the programme, as Ian Harbison reports
New for old
Airbus Upgrade Services is getting involved with cabin modification programmes with TAP and easyJet, as Ian Harbison discovers
Conference report
The second Cabin Refurbishment and Repair Conference 2016 was an outstanding success. Here are the highlights
Surviving in the aftermarket
Growth in the regional jet market has created multiple opportunities for new aircraft programmes, but as Keith Mwanalushi reports, there are still some challenges ahead