2018 Programme

Day 1
27 Nov 2018


tangerine has a 20-year history in aircraft cabin design, dating back to the first ever fully flat bed in business class for British Airways. Its latest project, with brand consultants Saffron, was a new corporate identity for Gulf Air and a new cabin for the airline’s Boeing 787-9. Matt Round, Chief Creative Officer, will review...
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Matt Round

V.X Consulting

Cabin maintenance standards defined by OEMs and airlines may not be necessarily designed with passenger satisfaction in mind. As a result, cabin quality (reliability, appearance and cleanliness) may not consistently meet passengers’ expectations which in turn could impact satisfaction. Accurate interpretation of in-flight satisfaction surveys would allow airlines to identify cabin quality issues and provide...
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Yen-Pu Paul Chen


Improved cabin appearance, the SpaceFlex galley and the Airbus A320/321neo have all become important differentiators for easyJet in the low cost market in recent years.
Gary Smith

CTT Systems

Airlines are beginning to realise that reduced cabin pressure altitudes on new generation aircraft do not significantly increase relative humidity levels. Peter Landquist explains how dry air affects the passenger and all those extra services offered in premium cabins.
Peter Landquist

Pitch Aircraft Seating Systems

Recent years have seen smaller, independent seat manufacturers winning commercial success in the market. Gary Doy will explain how the door was opened.
Gary Doy


When Air France launched Joon last year, it said it was ‘a fashion brand, a rooftop bar, an entertainment channel, a personal assistant … and Joon does flying too!’ What are the challenges of designing a cabin having a very short time to install the new concept before the first scheduled flight?
Christophe Guillemin

Panel: How do you maximise comfort for economy class passengers and efficiency for airlines?

In this panel, Chair Ian Harbison will ask the panellists to share their views on this important topic: easyJet’s Gary Smith will discuss daily operations, Gary Doy from Pitch Aircraft Seating Systems will talk about lightweight seats, and Geven’s Trevor Lambert will share his expertise on flexible seating.
Gary Doy
Gary Smith
Ian Harbison


Developments in thermoplastics are opening up new possibilities for cabin designers to exploit these materials in innovative ways. Boltaron will explain how appearance is changing as a result.
John Inman

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