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In this Issue - April 2016

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

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Gulfstream V refurbishment

Gulfstream V refurbishment



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John Riggir, vice president and general manager of Jet Aviation Singapore, shares some of the lessons the company has learned in offering refurbishments, modifications and upgrades in Singapore
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Kurt Weidemeyer, vice president of business aviation at Inmarsat, discusses progress on the company’s new Ka-band internet service
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Caroline Larmaraud, the leader of Dassault’s Design Studio in Paris, France, discusses the making of the Falcon 2000LXS demo aircraft, and what unites Falcon customers
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Ian Buchanan of OFPSI discusses the causes and costs of rework to aircraft interior components
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While private and commercial aircraft interiors have historically been very different in their approach to service, layout and design, the divide is blurring, contends Anthony Harcup of Acumen Design Associates
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