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Care in the cabin
Airliner cabin maintenance requirements have changed considerably over the past couple of decades, perhaps not so much in the work required as in the way it is scheduled and even prevented, as Paul E Eden finds out
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
Painting school
High quality paint finishes can only be achieved by skilled personnel, making training an important part of the process
Editorial comment - June 2017
This April’s Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg highlighted some interesting developments in cabin MRO. It is clear that a number of companies have identified business opportunities and are moving into this area
Supporting C Series
After lengthy development delays, Bombardier finally has its new aircraft in service. Now comes the need to activate the plans to keep it flying reliably, says Mario Peirobon
Inside job
Lufthansa Technik supports 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
Belgian billboards
Brussels Airlines continues to paint its aircraft in special colour schemes, with the most recent series dedicated to Belgian icons. Ian Harbison travelled to Ostrava to get an exclusive look
Swiss precision
SR Technics is in the middle of a major cabin upgrade for SAS that involves new seats, IFE and wifi. Ian Harbison reports from Zurich
Keeping up appearances
The recent Cabin Refurbishment & Repair Conference was another successful event for Air Transport Publications. Ian Harbison reminds us of some of the unique projects presented on the day
Joined up thinking
Starling Aerospace has developed an integrated approach to design and production that has enabled it to provide products to airlines and business jet operators. Ian Harbison reports