Qatar Airways creates a benchmark in economy class

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Qatar Airways creates a benchmark in economy class
Qatar Airways has unveiled its new economy class, the centerpiece of which is a seat with what the airline describes as “an innovative 19° recline system” mor

Spafax deal enables more female-focused IFE content Global entertainment and media agency, Spafax has partnered with Refinery29, an entertainment and women’s media company, to deliver original, female-focused content to the global inflight entertainment (IFE) market, beginning in summer
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Video: The next-generation Qatar Airways economy class Explore the seat features of Qatar Airways’ new economy class. This customized Optimares Quadra seat raises the airline’s economy class experience more…
Video: The new Qatar Airways economy class experience Qatar Airways is introducing several enhancements to its economy class service. Here’s a taste of what’s in
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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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Vacancies of the week:
Flitetec – Quality engineer
Quality Engineer vacancy at Flitetec, Amersham. Reporting to the Quality Manager, the Quality Engineer will have a strong AS9100 background as a minimum and ideally have an understanding of EASA Part 21 and Part 145 more…
Supracor – Mechanical design engineer As more airlines recognize the value of Stimulite cushions, we are looking for qualified Mechanical Design Engineers to join our growing aerospace
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Weekly quiz: Qatar Airways’ faster wi-fi

The new Qatar Airways economy class experience includes faster inflight connectivity. The airline says the system is many times faster than the outgoing system – but how many times faster?

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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.


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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