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Passenger Comfort Is Key Focus for Innovative Aircraft Seating 2015

The Innovative Aircraft Seating Conference 2015 kicks off this week in Hamburg. The theme of this year’s meeting is Redefining the Travel Experience. The agenda reveals …

Emirates Contributes to Passenger Experience Innovation as Platinum Airline Sponsor of Crystal Cabin Awards

As the Crystal Cabin Awards, the “Oscars of aircraft cabin innovations” gets ready to celebrate its tenth year, it has gained its first official airline sponsor: Emirates Airlines.
The Crystal Cabin Award Association is once again calling for submissions for the most recognised and respected international prize in aircraft interiors design and technology.

FAA Issues Critical SAFO on Lithium Batteries in Carry-on and Checked Luggage

Industry regulators are working to prevent this, but consumers must be made aware of the risks and take action demanding that the makers of their smartphones, cameras, laptops, and other Lithium-powered electronics shift to safer solutions.

Runaway fires from Lithium batteries have already taken the lives of several cargo pilots. If a passenger aircraft were brought down by such an incident, the world will be in an uproar to know why aviation didn’t do something about the issue sooner.

Please let this be a record that aviation has tried.

The Finnair A350 greeted by Press at the gate, © 2015 FCMedia

The Light Fantastic: Inside the New Finnair A350

During my tour of the new Finnair A350 from Hamburg to Helsinki, I was especially struck by the capitalisation on light against a neutral canvas. It’s easy to see the light gains from the A350’s larger windows. Add to that Finnair’s mood lighting, with glowing effects programmed into a cool Northern Lights display and a Warm Asia theme, add the opalescent effect of the aircraft’s light grey-white structures, and the Finnair A350 interior positively glows.