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Volume 1, April 2012 | Contents

Are you being served? bookmark
Airlines are looking for galleys that deliver cost-effective, practical designs through innovation, while also introducing technologies that cater for customers’ ever-evolving expectations. Keith Mwanalushi investigates how galley and insert manufacturers are reacting to these challenges
Breathe easy bookmark
Cabin humidity can affect passengers’ enjoyment of a flight in many subtle ways, and can potentially damage aircraft. CTT Systems has come up with solutions to keep passengers happy and the aircraft safe for longer
Cabin insider – April 2012 bookmark
Brussels Airlines invests, Southwest evolves, Cathay Pacific Airways introduces new Premium Economy and Economy, and more
Cover story bookmark
The finishes applied to aircraft cabins are highly engineered products designed to meet the unique challenges of airline operations. Ian Harbison looks beneath the surface
Editor's note – April 2012 bookmark
Welcome to the first issue of Aircraft Cabin Management.
Elegant by design bookmark
Priestmangoode has established itself as one of the top aircraft interior design houses. Nigel Goode shows Ian Harbison some tricks of the trade
Great expectations bookmark
Premium class cabin seats are increasingly high-tech units. The design challenge is to reduce weight without restricting functionality or neglecting aftermarket flexibility. Keith Mwanalushi discovers how it’s done
Keeping up appearances bookmark
Cleaners face unique challenges in the aircraft cabin, where their actions can have a big impact on brand, safety and operating efficiency. Keith Mwanalushi investigates new techniques that are washing away airlines’ worries
Mood control bookmark
Cabin management systems are evolving to handle the growing complexity of lighting and other technologies installed to enhance passenger comfort, while improved user interfaces make life easier for cabin crew
Musical chairs bookmark
British Airways is going through possibly its biggest ever cabin reconfiguration programme, improving quality and reliability across the fleet. Ian Harbison reports
April 2012