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Volume 2, April 2013 | Contents

Cabin insider – April 2013 bookmark
The latest cabin upgrades and industry developments
easyJet, KLM, Aeroméxico, Iberia, Virgin Airways, Finnair and United Airlines
Editor's note – April 2013 bookmark
The April issue of Aircraft Cabin Management looks at how LED technology is transforming cabin lighting systems, the growing demand for premium economy seats, and the lessons learned from the Air Berlin-Etihad alliance.
Flying fancy bookmark
Flying Colours specialises in turning regional airliners into luxurious corporate aircraft. Ian Harbison reports from Canada
Foam, glorious foam bookmark
Critical to cabin soft furnishings for many years, but new technology means foam is finding its way into environmental control and other more critical systems. Paul Eden checks out the industry state of the art with the UK’s MGR Foamtex and Zotefoams
Glowing reports bookmark
Aircraft Cabin Management has been given an exclusive preview of the new ColourCurve floor path marking system by Lufthansa Technik, which has been nominated for the 2013 Crystal Cabin Awards. Ian Harbison reports
Going up? bookmark
Brazilian airframe manufacturer Embraer has been winning customers in other emerging economies thanks to an ethos of maximising passenger comfort and making aircraft affordable yet reliable
Got the power? bookmark
Supporting the need for power in the cabin while ensuring its safety is a demanding endeavour. Bernard Fitzsimons hears about the complications and efforts to streamline them
Less is more bookmark
Passengers want more comfort and more technology from airline seats, while the airlines drive for reduced weight. Paul Eden examines how Aviointeriors, Expliseat, Recaro and Zodiac Seats approach what seem like diametrically opposed requirements
Premium without the price bookmark
Airlines are finding that demand is growing for their premium economy seats. Whether passengers are moving forwards or backwards, George Marsh finds that these few extra inches can make all the difference
Rain in the plane bookmark
Poor humidity levels in the cabin can adversely affect passengers’ health and comfort. However, as Tom Pleasant discovers, the moisture in the air can end up in some very surprising places with significant knock-on effects to the operating costs of aircraft
April 2013