Airlines are beginning to report problems with the durability of lightweight cabin materials, adding to costs in the longer term, according to panelists at the 2019 Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX). Lightweight aircraft-cabin interiors have become increasingly popular over recent years, as airlines seek to cut aircraft weight to minimize fuel burn and reduce overall operating costs. “Have we gone too light? That’s a discussion we’re having with airlines. They are starting to ...

Subscribe to Access this Entire Article

"AIX Hamburg 2019: Questions emerge over lightweight cabin durability " is part of ATW Plus, our online premium membership. Subscribing will provide you access to exclusive news, carefully researched airline financial, fleet and traffic data, plus the option to receive our popular, award-winning print magazine. To learn more, click here. If viewing via ATW Mobile, please login and click "Read web article" to view fully. Questions?

Already registered? Log in here.