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 ...

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