2016 Speaker blogs

8
Feb

Welcome to the world of Lantal

Lantal is a global leader in the design, production, and distribution of textiles, parts, and services for the international community of aircraft, bus and railway operators. This leading position is a result of its single-minded commitment to the well-being and health of passengers, combined with world-class design capabilities. Founded in 1886 and headquartered in Langenthal, Switzerland, Lantal’s undivided attention as a manufacturer of premium textiles is dedicated to interiors that move people in two ways:...
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6
Jan

Oladi Olukolu: reaching higher

SR Technics has established a successful cabin refurbishment business in the last couple of years. One of its recent customers was Swiss leisure airline Edelweiss Air. It operates nine Airbus aircraft, including one A340-300 (which joined the fleet in December 2016 after cabin modifications at SR Technics), two A330-300 and six A320s. A cabin programme on the latter formed the basis of a presentation by Oladi Olukolu, Sales Director, Aircraft Engineering Services at SR Technics....
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5
Dec

Paul Thorpe: extraordinary IFE

It was a pleasure to address attendees of the Aircraft Cabin Maintenance Conference and outline the market drivers for, and philosophy of, digEcor’s array of scalable options to enable any airline to create a positive impact in passenger on-board experience. IFE uptake is on the increase. The market is growing albeit segmenting into in seat or wifi as primary solutions. Our mission is to enable an airline to determine its own best solution by making...
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18
Jan

Peter Ruitenberg: OEM support and spares availability

It was a pleasure to be invited to the Aircraft Cabin Maintenance Conference, where we were able to provide some insight on topics mostly not disclosed, as they are not the kind of marketing that companies are looking for. The conference provided a wide variety of topics giving good insight into the various topics which have an influence on the maintenance and upgrade of interiors over the service life of an aircraft. ADSE decided to...
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16
Nov

Colour, Material and Finish

We were delighted to be invited to speak at the annual Aircraft Cabin Maintenance Conference in London again this year. 2014’s inaugural event had promised to focus on cross-industry collaboration, something that the breadth of speakers and attendees very much delivered on. This year, we have decided to focus on materials in aviation and the importance they have in facilitating the maintenance of aircraft cabins. Colour, Material and Finish (CMF) is one of the integral...
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30
Jan

Nigel Duncan: Let there be light

Human beings have evolved to thrive in dynamic natural light. Indeed, the colour and intensity of light controls our circadian rhythm, positively affecting our bodies and minds throughout the day. In other words, light isn’t just important for our visual performance, it’s important for our biological performance, that is, our health and wellbeing. Disturbing our circadian rhythm can result in insomnia, disorientation and fatigue. So what are the implications of this for lighting in a...
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19
Jan

James Tanner: Bringing it all together

In 2008, Etihad Airways embarked on a worldwide search for leading design agency partners to design their future cabin interiors for their new fleet of Airbus A380s, the first of which went into service in December 2014. After a global pitch process, Etihad chose to adopt a consortium approach and formed the ‘Etihad Design Consortium’ or EDC. The EDC incorporated three companies: Factorydesign, Acumen and Honour Branding. Honour Branding was tasked with coordinating the project,...
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14
Jan

Nigel Goode: At the sharp end

I was delighted to be invited to speak at the inaugural Aircraft Cabin Maintenance Conference in London at the end of last year. It promised to be an interesting event, with a great line up of speakers, and promoting cross industry collaboration, something I feel the conference very much delivered on. Anyone working in the aviation industry will agree that it’s an incredibly demanding environment. On the one hand, you’re faced with stringent certification processes...
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