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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.
Meeting the comfort challenge
While seats must, first and foremost, serve the passenger, they must also meet requirements of the airlines. Bernie Baldwin reports on the manufacturers’ design philosophies as well as some of their latest developments
Editor's note – October 2017
Inside Turkey
A visit to Turkish Technic provided an opportunity for Ian Harbison to check out TSI Aviation Seats and Turkish Cabin Interior
Composite core
There are few cabin spaces where composite structures have yet to find their place, from galleys and other thermally challenging environments, to pearlescent or metallic-effect seat components and the largest, most complex ceiling panels, as Paul E Eden reveals
Doing more with less
Making passengers feel they have their own space is important, but airlines want to be able to change layouts and to turn less fuel. All challenges for seat manufacturers, says Kerry Reals
Dyeing to be green
Much emphasis has been placed on aircraft emissions and their effect on global warming, but the waste and by-products associated with the manufacture of leathers and textiles for aircraft interiors are also increasingly coming under the spotlight, as Kerry Reals discovers
Sitting target
Airlines aim to provide comfortable seats that offer operational flexibility as well. Mario Pierobon investigates
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
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