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Air New Zealand Uses 3D Printing for Aircraft Interiors

Air New Zealand has applied 3D printing technology to produce components for its aircraft interiors. In collaboration with Auckland University of Technology the airline has manufactured fold-down cocktail trays used on its Business Premier seat using additive layer manufacturing technology. […]

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Brilliant Solutions Abound as Crystal Cabin Awards Enter 10th Year

Move along, Oscars..it’s awards season for aviation!

The Crystal Cabin Awards committee has announced its short-list of candidates and the judging panel of industry experts prepare to decide which of these will receive the coveted prize in each of eight categories: Cabin Concepts; Cabin Systems; Electronic Systems; Greener Cabin, Health, Safety and Environment; Material & Components; Passenger Comfort Hardware; University; and Visionary Concepts.

The Awards received a record number 95 submissions from 18 countries this year; 78 of these have made it to the shortlist.

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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.

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

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Why SIA’s A380 Premium Economy is Taking Longer to Install than Planned

Singapore Airlines had committed itself to a very aggressive installation program, to get its fresh product to market quickly and keep up with competitors in the region. This came after a long process of reviewing whether to introduce a Premium Economy product and the design and development process of what is a very beautiful, and promises to be a very comfortable, flying experience. It seems that the wait will be a little longer yet for some, which is a disappointment, but SIA is doing the right thing by notifying customers and giving them a range of alternatives.