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The ever-increasing number of individuals around the globe who are over-sized for the average airline seat will have a major impact on aircraft interior design. Two separate trends in body types, the larger passenger and the taller passenger, will require that airlines revisit their design approach and focus on people centred innovation to provide solutions.
Posted on May 18th 2010
It is generally agreed that non-stop flights to places like London - Sydney are well within the range of technical possibility, but the economics still prove elusive. As the industry and passengers work through the practical issues to make such "ultra-long haul" travel possible, what are the human factors and ergonomics that will be required to make passengers more comfortable without sacrificing yield?
Posted on May 17th 2010
One of the most intriguing social and economic topics that will have a major impact on the future of most nations, regardless of geography, is the issue of an increasingly ageing population.
Posted on May 16th 2010
Over the past few years, Sustainable Airports have been a headline topic in the United Kingdom, defined by two conflicting agendas: the push for growth in air transport and the impact such growth will have on people and planet.
Posted on May 15th 2010
This morning, The U.K House Of Commons Transport Committee published its initial findings to the Government on their inquiry "The Future of Aviation". The inquiry began in late February of this year with a broad scope to elicit information from the public, the industry, and other interested parties on the Future of UK Aviation.
Posted on December 7th 2009
One of the greatest tragedies in the credit crunch has been to watching the slow decline of Midwest Airlines. They were one of the few carriers where I never thought about the price when booking, and just knew that it was going to be a pleasure. With their normal 2-2 seating on a 717 or MD-80, (now called Signature Seating and sold for a premium) from the warm cookies it was just a pleasure to fly with this team.
Posted on May 22nd 2009
After lobbying from Alaska Air and other labour groups, it would appear that Congressman Oberstar (Democratic Congressman and Chairman of the House Transportation Committee) has requested that U. S. Transportation Secretary LaHood look into the "nationality" of Virgin America for potential violations of U.S. foreign ownership rules.
Posted on April 2nd 2009