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Volume 8, January 2019 | Contents

Editor's note – January 2019 bookmark
Change is in the air. One trend is densification, adding extra seats on aircraft by tweaking the space allocated to monuments and equipment storage. Another is the increasing range of narrowbody aircraft.
Add and multiply bookmark
Airbus has been introducing capacity enhancements across its entire range of aircraft models as well as modifications that give airlines new opportunities. Ian Harbison reports
Bottom line bookmark
Increasing seat numbers in aircraft is a good way to drive down cost-per-seat, as easyJet has been successful in implementing for some time
Crash course bookmark
Training plays an important part in ensuring the safety of cabin operations, as Mario Pierobon finds
Delivering material benefits bookmark
Seats are getting lighter and lighter, but they also have to be comfortable, or an airline’s reputation could be damaged. Bernie Baldwin reports on some recent developments which add value for both the passenger and the airline
Hard and fast bookmark
Carpets are for comfort but some parts of the aircraft require tougher materials, hence the use of non-textile flooring (NTF). Ian Harbison reports
Kind of blue bookmark
Launching a new cabin for a new airline produced challenges for AFI KLM E&M as Air France launched Joon, a new style of operation
No strings attached bookmark
Alexis Hickox, Head of Global Business Development, Cabin Solutions at Collins Aerospace and Boeing’s Inflight Entertainment and Connectivity Strategy Lead, Bryan Wiltse, reveal the latest in cabin wifi and connectivity thinking, as Paul E Eden reports
Packing them in bookmark
Diehl Aviation sees densification as a major trend and is developing new products to meet future demands
Pump up the volume bookmark
Airlines like to add passengers, but passengers bring baggage and need equipment to look after them, placing greater demands on internal space, as Ian Harbison finds
January 2019