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In this Issue - January 2016

The January 2016 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

Cover story – Seat design challenge: Designers present their visions for business/VIP aircraft seating in 2025, and explore the technological hurdles that lie ahead

SexyJet: A first-time aircraft owner and beach tennis afficionado makes an entrance into the charter market with a colorful design that will turn heads

IFEC reliability: With VIPs and business executives expecting to be able to use IFEC at all times, reliability and ease of maintenance are vital goals in these systems’ development

Aircraft certification: Certifying a business jet interior is a huge undertaking – but there are ways to make the process more efficient without compromising safety

Comlux ACJ320: Close collaboration and client involvement led to the creation of an ACJ320 that revolves around the client’s work and family life

Market forecast: Business jet build rates have largely stabilized from the downturn in 2008 and strong growth is forecast across the interiors industry

Pinboard: Feast your eyes on a host of BBJ cabins – courtesy of Greenpoint Technologies, BizJet International, Mahler Industrial Design and Associated Air Center – plus the latest product launches and luxurious finishing touches

News in Focus: TAG Aviation Farnborough Maintenance Services reveals all the details of a recent Rockwell Collins CMS installation on a Global Express

Completions Roundup: This quarter’s announcements from completion centers around the world

Design Brief: Tangerine debuts a futuristic cabin involving electrochromic glass and a landscaped floor

Design Brief: Space and light were Pierrejean Design Studio’s main concerns on this wide-body design

Working With: An artisan and a designer reveal their ideas on getting the most from a hugely popular VIP material – leather

Supplier showcase: The latest product news and case studies from our advertisers

Design Spy: Inspiring designs from other sectors that show the potential of mosaics – including a kaleidoscopic restaurant in Indonesia

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Catherine Barber, color, material and finish consultant at Acumen Design Associates, discusses the overlap between VIP and commercial aircraft design, and highlights her favorite trends
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Shannon Gill, director of business development at MSB, discusses what customers expect from business jet tables
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Tom Toomey, business development director at PacMin, explains how the model-builder is harnessing 3D projection technology in collaboration with Blue Sky CGI
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Max Pardo, co-founder and managing director of LightBox, reflects on trends in 3D visualization
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Introducing Veta Traxler, West Star Aviation’s new paint and interior designer
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