Bombardier launches triple-class, 50-seat CRJ550

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Bombardier launches triple-class, 50-seat CRJ550
Bombardier has launched the CRJ550, a new aircraft type based on the CRJ700 platform, which is claimed to be the first triple-class 50-seat aircraft in the world. These are the details so far more…

Singapore Airlines opens digital innovation lab
Singapore Airlines has opened the KrisLab digital innovation lab as part of an investment program aimed at making it the world’s leading airline in terms of digital implementation more…
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Video: Behind the scenes of British Airways’ Made by Britain film You’ve seen British Airways’ centenary video starring the cream of UK talent. Here’s an insight into how this endearing love letter to Britain was made more…
Blog: Global growth delivers a new aircraft production record – but what’s next? Global aircraft manufacturers achieved a new annual record in 2018 for the eighth consecutive year, but a no-deal Brexit is a danger to the UK’s rewards from future global growth, warns Paul Everitt, chief executive of ADS more…
Calling everyone attending Aircraft Interiors Expo 2019!
Are you planning to visit Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) 2019 in Hamburg on April 2-4? If so, make sure that you are registered to receive the March issue of Aircraft Interiors International magazine, the Official Media Partner for AIX.

Must-read features for AIX will include: • A special preview of the new designs, technologies and services that will be launched at the show • Show highlights including who will be exhibiting, speaker insights and more • A celebration of 20 years of AIX • How to make to make the most of your visit to the show more…

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Weekly quizThis week sees the launch of Bombardier’s CRJ550. What does the ‘C’ in CRJ stand for?

• Calgary
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• Canadian
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• Continental

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Inside this issue…

Innovation in materials and design can revolutionize an industry, and such work deserves intellectual property protection. Two experts in the field of materials patenting and trademark law share advice on how to protect your intellectual assets.


From augmented reality in engineering, to automated production, to autonomous aircraft… Amanda Simpson, Airbus Americas’ VP of R&T, sees technology playing an ever-larger role in aerospace. She also predicts women playing a much larger role at every level.

<< THE 747 AT 50

2018 is the 50th anniversary of the Boeing 747, so to celebrate, let’s recall a journey in what would still be a top passenger experience: the Pan Am B747-100 upper deck. This was the first real mile-high club.


Our panel of top experts trawled 2018’s major fashion, furniture and automotive shows to find the trends that will influence future consumer tastes and the next generation of aircraft trim and finish. 2018’s key theme seems to be… softness.

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