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  • Will we see any new VIP aircraft interior completion centers opening in China in the next five years?
  • At EBACE, Airbus Helicopters showcased its new VIP H160 interior using virtual reality. Will this technology become an expected part of the interior specification process over the next couple of years?
  • In the April 2016 issue we explored if PEDs might make embedded IFE equipment obsolete – do you think this will happen?
  • The next issue will include a feature on gym equipment, so we want to know: If you had a private jet, would you put a treadmill on board?
  • Which item of galley equipment do you think is most in need of improvement?
  • Do you use 3D printing in your cabin or product design processes?
  • Is demand for carbon fiber finishes growing or has it reached its peak?
  • Is cabin air quality an area that customers are increasingly interested in?
  • In the next issue we will look at the unique nature of aircraft with carbon fiber airframes. Are you ready, in terms of training and setup, to work on the interiors of such aircraft?
  • In the week that ESI unveiled a new virtual seat prototyping solution, we want to know: Will virtual prototyping replace physical prototypes in the next five years?
  • Lufthansa Technik has just announced an augmented reality system for VIP interior installations. How long will it take for augmented reality to become a standard feature of completions?
  • Given the increasing use of aqua transfer printing, how many projects have you worked on in the past year that have entailed alternatives to wood veneer?
  • Do you see the value, for your business, in building a cabin material/trim showroom?
  • Is the joint venture approach taken by Inairvation an attractive route for your company?
  • What is the most important attribute of an inflight internet solution?
  • Will electrochromic 'smart' glass ever fully replace window shades?
  • Is the industry training enough new technicians and craftspeople to support future requirements?
  • Do business aviation flight attendants receive enough training?
  • What would be the best way to support business aviation flight attendants' professional development?
  • Which technology should manufacturers make a developmental priority for integration into their private aircraft seats?
  • Which sector is the best source for ideas that could be translated into business jet interiors?
  • What is the most effective way of improving passengers' wellbeing?
  • What is the best way to save money on a refurbishment?
  • Which of these environmental initiatives would produce the greatest result if deployed throughout the industry?
  • Which interior upgrade adds the most resale value to a jet?
  • What is the most effective way of improving the quality of light on board, as part of a refurbishment project?
  • If you had a large private jet, which entertainment space would you most want on board?
  • What should be done to improve food safety on private jets?
  • What yields the biggest efficiency gain in completion and refurbishment projects?
  • Where is the best place to locate a VIP suite on board?
  • Which of the following do you see as the biggest problem in the private charter sector?
  • How much of an aerospace company's revenue should be reinvested in research and development?
  • What should IFEC manufacturers be most focused on developing or refining for onboard use?
  • Single-engine turboprops should soon be cleared for commercial charter IFR operations in Europe. Will this lead to a flurry of interior innovations in this category?
  • What was your favorite Design Brief of 2016?
  • What's your favorite of our 2016 case studies?
  • Following on from our recent feature on seat trends (view), which of these materials do you think offers the most promise for the primary seat structures of the future?
  • We're looking forward to all the innovations that will be unveiled this year, but which of these cabin elements is most in need of attention?
  • With voice controls making inroads in the domestic and automotive sectors, how long do you think this technology will take to make it into VIP aircraft cabins?
  • In the next issue we will explore the intricacies of supersonic VIP jet interior design. Do you think such aircraft will need lie-flat seats given the shorter travel times?
  • Coming up in the next issue, Cessna will explain how and why it is entering the large-cabin segment with the Citation Hemisphere. Which aircraft category do you think is most in need of an innovative new model?
  • What is the best way to improve the quality of food served on board business jets?
  • Aircraft certification is notoriously stringent, but passengers can then bring consumer devices on board as loose equipment - should there be more rules regarding these devices?
  • Is the mandate to upgrade avionics with ADS-B technology resulting in an upswing in demand for cabin refurbishment?
  • Some designers have envisaged camera-fed displays replacing traditional windows - would you choose them for your private jet?
  • EASA has just announced the results of research into cabin air quality on large commercial aircraft - are similar studies needed for business jets?
  • If you are searching for new cabin products at this week's Aircraft Interiors Expo, what is the number-one thing you are looking for?
  • Do completion centers and OEMs need to establish facilities in the Far East to expand their share of that market?
  • What's the best way for a completion center to ensure it has the skilled workforce it needs in the long term?
  • How long will it be before all electrical interior components offer real-time fault reporting?
  • Business Jet Interiors International celebrates its 10-year anniversary later this year. Which cabin element has evolved the most over the past decade?
  • The next issue of Business Jet Interiors International will include a feature on galley equipment developments. Which of these technologies are most in demand?
  • Which new or potential lighting technology are you most excited about?
  • A new report warns of an impending skills shortage in business aviation. Does this tally with your experiences in the interiors sector?
  • Which aspect of the cabin environment is the most important for people purchasing a business jet?
  • What percentage of interior completions and refurbishments involve the development of at least one completely bespoke material?
  • Boeing just unveiled the Boeing 737 Max 10 for the airline market. BBJ versions of three 737 Max siblings have been announced so far - which will be most in demand?
  • What would you like seat manufacturers to prioritize when developing new products?
  • Do design collaborations with luxury brands - such as the ACJ and Pagani project featured in the July 2017 issue of Business Jet Interiors International - lead to greater customer interest?
  • Which of these window innovations would you most like to see become commonplace over the next 10 years?
  • Which new control technology will be the most challenging to implement in aircraft?
  • For the 10th anniversary issue of Business Jet Interiors International, the editor picked her 10 favorite non-OEM designs of the decade. Click here to view the designs, then vote for your favorite!
  • In the latest issue of Business Jet Interiors International, we explore the outlook for 10 key cabin elements. But in which area would you most like to see innovations made over the coming year?
  • What was the most interesting of our one-off case studies in 2017?
  • Is enough done to ensure the cyber security of business jet IFEC systems?
  • Which region holds the most untapped potential for the business aviation industry?

  • How could helicopter OEMs improve their VIP/executive interiors?
  • The April 2018 issue is now online, and includes an interview with Sylvain Mariat, head of creative design at Airbus Corporate Jets. Which car designer did Mariat partner with for the design pictured below?
  • According to its latest data, how many orders has Boeing had for Max family aircraft to be used for VIP service?
  • How much has Bombardier invested in its new Global interiors manufacturing facility?
  • How many fixed cabin layouts has Lufthansa Technik created for the A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport?
  • The Gulfstream G650 entered service in December 2012. Which milestone did the aircraft reach in April 2018?
  • Excluding flight deck and baggage areas, what is the cabin volume of the new Dassault Falcon 6X?
  • Which of these new business jets has not yet entered service?
  • EBACE is upon us once more! But how many companies are exhibiting this year?
  • The new HondaJet Elite has a speaker-less cabin audio option, whereby transducers are attached behind the interior sidewalls to create an immersive sound. But can you guess how many transducers are used?
  • Jet Aviation is in the news for its work on a VVIP ACJ380 solution. How many ACJ cabins has the company delivered since 2000?
  • The Gogo Avance L5 connectivity solution has just reached its 200th business jet installation. Approximately how many installations does Gogo expect by the end of 2018?
  • The first production Global 7500s have arrived at Bombardier's Centre of Excellence in Montreal for cabin completion. Approximately how many new positions did Bombardier create to support Global 7500 completion work, back in November 2017?
  • Bombardier's upcoming Global 7500 will have four living spaces, plus a crew suite and galley. But how long exactly is the cabin?
  • How many Boeing-approved business jet completion centers are there?
  • What is the maximum passenger capacity on the Gulfstream G600?
  • How long is the Airlander 10's passenger cabin?
  • Textron Aviation says the Cessna Denali turboprop has the widest cabin cross-section in its segment, but exactly how wide is the cabin?
  • When is Aerion targeting certification for its AS2 supersonic business jet?
  • How many TTOL seats are included on ACJ's ACJ330neo concept, featured in the July 2018 issue of Business Jet Interiors International?
  • How many orders has Airbus received for its ACJ320neo family - which comprises the ACJ319neo and ACJ320neo?

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