Some cabin conversions can be relatively straightforward but those associated with lease returns can very quickly become more complex as the requirements of the follow on customer may be radically different from the previous operator. For the MRO involved, there is a need to have excellent design and engineering capabilities to provide a fast response... Read More
Good logistics management can ensure that cabin reconfigurations are completed on schedule. Erik Goedhart, Senior Vice President of Kuehne + Nagel will explore some of the challenges that need to be overcome.
Demand for inflight wifi is growing at an exponential rate but the choices available are wider and aircraft downtime for installation can be a problem. Billy Vauls, Director of Engineering at Donica International, will explain how a new concept cabin WLAN uses an open architecture system that allows airlines to choose exactly what sort of... Read More
Weight saving is everything in aviation but aesthetics are important in the cabin. Pieter Ruitenberg, a consultant for AviationGlass & Technology, will explain how it is now possible to use real glass products for interiors, replacing polycarbonate transparencies and mirrors as well as providing new design possibilities.
Dennis Santamaria, Head of Airworthiness at EURO-COMPOSITES, will explain that the use of weight saving composite materials is not just restricted to new build aircraft cabin components. It is possible to replace existing metal items with composite alternatives cost effectively and efficiently, gaining valuable weight savings that translate into reduced fuel costs for operators. The... Read More
Exciting times lie ahead for the cabin interior lighting industry, with great opportunities for growth brought on by the emerging trends for affordable after-market ambient lighting solutions. Less can be more. Light is one of the easiest ways to get maximum impact for an airline on a budget. Bold, quality, creative applications of lighting can... Read More
Carpets and flooring have a dual role in the aircraft cabin. Protection is obvious but they can also enhance the general ambience for the passenger. At the same time, there is a challenge to make them hard wearing and durable, as well as lightweight to save fuel burn.
Densifying cabin layouts to reach max pax configuration is one of the current trends in aircraft cabin. At the same time passengers require a high level of comfort. How can you solve this challenge? Jan Froehlich, Product Manager Retrofit/BFE will present the example of a new space optimised lavatory design to demonstrate how to meet... Read More
Andrius Norkevicius, Business Development Director of MAC Interiors, who spoke at the 2016 Cabin Repair & Refurbishment Conference, will explain how his company has since grown from the manufacture and repair of monuments to complete management of a maintenance and cabin reconfiguration project for a Boeing 767.