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Toilets are a basic necessity on board but, says Mario Pierobon, new technology is introducing improvements for passengers and airlines
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
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
Following a difficult stretch, MAC Interiors is getting back into the market, under new ownership. Ian Harbison visited its facility near London-Gatwick to check on its progress
The European Aviation Network inches closer to completion with the launch of its first satellite. Ian Harbison reports on the progress


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Air Transport Publications will be holding its fourth Aircraft Cabin Maintenance Conference on 28 November at The Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel, London Heathrow. Over the years the event has been running, the aircraft interiors world has seen the introduction of new products and technologies at an ever-increasing pace. These have included super First Class interiors (The Residence by Etihad Airways), upgraded Business Class (Delta One Suites, Qatar Airways’ Q-Suites, United Polaris), as well as advances in seat design, IFE, wifi, connectivity and LED lighting.

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American Airlines is first retrofit ... bookmark

American Airlines has chosen Services by Airbus to provide cabin upgrades for 202 of its A321s in-service – the largest retrofit project in Airbus history

Lufthansa reveals the first secrets ... bookmark

Lufthansa has unveiled the concept for its brand-new Business Class

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