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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?
  • 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?
  • What's the best way to present a cabin design to a VIP customer?
  • Do completion centers and OEMs need to establish facilities in the Far East to expand their share of that market?
  • How long will it be before all electrical interior components offer real-time fault reporting?

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