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Volume 1, July 2012 | Contents

Bright ideas bookmark
The increasing use of LEDs in aircraft cabins is leading to some interesting developments. We look at three new contenders
Cabin comforts bookmark
Advances in materials technology have triggered a shift in the way airlines upholster their cabins. With increasing pressure to meet weight targets, these new materials must balance this consideration with the need for low costs and high durability, says Keith Mwanalushi
Cabin log bookmark
ACM speaks to Zuzana Hrnkova, Airbus' Head of Aircraft Interiors Marketing
Aircraft interiors have to satisfy carriers’ operational and brand values, while exceeding passengers’ ever more demanding service and product expectations. Ian Goold discovers the Airbus cabin philosophy that aims to meet both requirements
Editorial comment - July 2012 bookmark
Aircraft Cabin Management is clearly filling a requirement of the industry that has been sorely lacking until now. We have been overwhelmed by the positive acceptance of the new publication, especially at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg. It was great to meet so many new companies and find that there were some old friends there as well.
Honeywell’s hi-def cabin bookmark
Al Ditter speaks to Honeywell about the thinking behind its Ovation Select product and how to manage trend integration
Inside knowledge bookmark
MacCarthy Aviation has been helping operators upgrade and refurbish their interiors for 50 years, we visited them to find out what type of work has been in demand and discovered some unique solutions
Radio days bookmark
Wireless distribution of in-flight infotainment content can supplement existing offerings or provide a standalone source of IFE, using built-in displays, airline-owned tablets or passengers’ own devices. Aircraft Cabin Management looks at the platforms available
Suite success bookmark
The new Upper Class Suite from Virgin Atlantic Airways entered service in April on an Airbus A330-300 operating between London-Heathrow and New York-JFK. Ian Harbison discovered innovations that pair chic design with intelligent architecture when he was invited aboard
Team effort bookmark
Thales has forged close relationships with two key customers – British Airways and Qatar Airways – which are feeding back into the development of the company. Ian Harbison reports from Heathrow
The future’s light bookmark
Canadian holiday travel carrier Air Transat has showcased its first Airbus A330-200 with a fully redesigned interior. Tom Zaitsev went aboard the aircraft to see how the airline has evolved
July 2012