FAA opens indoor fire research facility

The FAA has opened a US$5 million indoor fire research facility, built to enable its teams to conduct performance tests of potential replacement fire-extinguishing agents


The importance of haptic quality

Aircraft interior designers need to appeal more to passengers’ sense of touch in order to get that all-important edge on the competition. We asked a panel of experts to share how they feel about the importance of tactility, and its application in the cabin

a flybe Embraer e175 aircraft in flight

How do you solve a problem like Flybe?

One of the biggest airline news stories this week concerns UK-based regional airline, Flybe. A rescue deal is being thrashed out, with ideas including Flybe’s owners injecting funds and a potential deferment of air passenger duty payments. Here’s what two industry experts have to say about the Flybe crisis…