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Volume 3, April 2014 | Contents

Biggest can be better bookmark
Amedeo says more passengers in a fixed cabin configuration offers airlines an improved economic performance for the Airbus A380. Ian Harbison reports
Bin there, done that bookmark
The number of passengers battling for space, struggling to squeeze their enormous bags into cramped overhead bins is on the rise. George Marsh lifts the lid on the increasing importance of overhead storage and how bigger is often now seen as better
Bravo, Delta bookmark
Now in the third phase of its expansive cabin improvement programme, Delta is hoping passengers will appreciate the time, energy and money invested so far. Helen Massy-Beresford takes a look inside
Crystal Cabin Awards 2014 bookmark
The Finalists
21 products have been selected for this year’s Crystal Cabin Awards – the world’s first port of call when it comes to innovations within aircraft cabins.
Editor's note – April 2014 bookmark
Welcome to the Aircraft Interiors Expo issue of Aircraft Cabin Management. Probably the most important gathering in the industry, this year’s event comes at a very interesting time. There seems to be a feeling that the airlines, having started to recover from the economic doldrums, are taking a fresh look at their cabins, producing an upsurge in retrofits and modifications.
Inner health bookmark
Cabins and cabin systems need to be clean and fully serviceable at all times. Ian Harbison takes a look at two approaches to maintaining them on the line
LED astray? bookmark
Are LEDs really the universal panacea for cabin lighting problems? Ian Harbison reports
New looks bookmark
A number of major carriers have recently announced new look interiors. Ian Harbison explores the latest developments for two of them
Pedal to the metal bookmark
Composites offer considerable benefits for cabin furnishings, but metal still has an important place. Exotic metals are beginning to find their way into seat structures but, as Paul E. Eden discovers, aluminium remains the metal of choice
People Mover bookmark
Air transport is the quickest way to get sick people home, but there are challenges to overcome if patients travel with airlines. Lufthansa Technik has a way to help, finds Ian Harbison
April 2014