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Volume 4, January 2015 | Contents

Bright ideas bookmark
LED lighting is an ever increasing presence in aircraft cabins, though technology development may have levelled off, there are still plenty of new ideas around. Ian Harbison spoke to two key players
Cabin insider – January 2015 bookmark
Virgin Australia, American Airlines and Qantas
Editor's note – January 2015 bookmark
The first Airbus A350-900 of Qatar Airways has had a busy start to its operational life. Handed over in Toulouse on 20 December, it arrived in Doha the next day. After a brief rest, it began an intensive series of crew training flights, with four sectors a day
First class seat first class space bookmark
An airline’s first class product is becoming more important than ever before in helping to define its brand. New technologies and new aircraft, particularly, but not exclusively, the Airbus A380, are defining new levels of premium service, as Paul E. Eden discovers
Form meets function bookmark
In early December, Air Transport Publications held the inaugural Aircraft Cabin Maintenance Conference at London Heathrow. The Chairman, Ian Harbison, reviews some of the highlights from the day’s proceedings
Keeping in touch bookmark
Deutsche Telekom sees its aviation involvement as an extension of its policy of keeping customers connected. Ian Harbison reports
Making connections bookmark
Generally speaking, people now expect to have access to the internet at all times – wherever they are. As such, airlines not already on the inflight wifi bandwagon now face a growing array of onboard connectivity options, as Kerry Reals discovers
Middle class bookmark
In March 2014, Lufthansa announced the launch of its new Premium Economy cabin, the first new class to be introduced in 35 years
Quick change bookmark
When TAP Portugal wanted to quickly reconfigure a pair of Airbus A330s, it called on Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group to run the project. The challenge was greater than either party had anticipated, but teamwork resulted in success
Seen and not seen bookmark
Many of AIM Altitude’s products are extremely high profile, helping to define the brand of some of the world’s leading airlines, yet the company is rarely recognised as the manufacturer. Ian Harbison reports
January 2015