The April 2016 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:
Cover story – PEDs and IFE: Smartphones and tablets have become essential entertainment tools in the air. Will they eventually render embedded IFE obsolete?
Entertainment spaces: Designers who have created concepts for alternative entertainment spaces discuss the technical challenges of bringing them to life
Quick-change cabins: Careful planning is needed to create super-flexible cabins that can be converted quickly for different uses
G600 mock-up: The updated G600 mock-up reflects Gulfstream’s focus on customer feedback and cabin flexibility
Electric aircraft: Electric aircraft development is gaining pace, but will the technology ever be applicable in the VIP and business jet market?
ACJ319 completion: ACJC engineered several clever solutions for an Asian customer’s highly customized ACJ319
EBACE preview: Exhibitors reveal the innovations they will highlight at EBACE 2016, to be held in Geneva, Switzerland, on May 24-26
Soft furnishings: Take your pick from the latest leathers, fabrics, carpets and other floor coverings
Pinboard: In this issue the gallery includes a Falcon 2000 modified by West Star and a custom interior developed by Constant Aviation for the Nextant 400XTi, as well as IFE and glass product launches
News in Focus: Duncan Aviation and designer Bruce Shoemaker reveal how they created the first interior for a 1954 Albatross seaplane
Completions Roundup: This quarter’s announcements from completion centers around the world
Design Brief: Aerion discusses its aims for the cabin of the supersonic AS2
Working With: How to make the most of carbon fiber’s strength, versatility and light weight
The Big Question: This new regular feature will tackle contentious issues. We start by asking if the industry does enough to protect the environment
Design Spy: Inspiring designs from other sectors, including the renovated Lanesborough Hotel