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JETLINER CABINS: EVOLUTION & INNOVATION

By Jennifer Coutts Clay, Principal, J. Clay Consulting

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Excellent insight into the the world of commercial aviation
(14 March 2009)
Jennifer Clay, an airline industry insider, with a vast amount of experience in airliner interior design, has recently updated her book ... it also has really cool cabin layout diagrams.
Attention all you airline geeks: this one's for you. This is the perfect gift for that travel aficionado in your life. And it's the perfect stocking stuffer for that on-the-same-wavelength nephew who happens to be in love with the airline industry. J. Ward "Savvy Navigator" (Washington, DC US)

Interesting!
(05 March 2008)
Something I would have never thought of without this book: how aesthetics and functionalism comes to be perfectly balanced into the commercial aviation industry. Interesting! Megan (UK)

The 'bible' on cabin design.
(13 December 2007)
Everything you can possibly want to know about cabin interiors, presented in a well designed and highly illustrated volume. Jennifer Coutts Clay provides an in-depth and comprehensive study of cabin design in civil aviation, from its beginnings to nowadays, including a cursory look at the A380, the B787 and the new Embraers. 40 experts have assisted the author with this task. It certainly shows! Design lover (London, England)

Extremely well-illustrated and well-written reference
(08 August 2007)
... Jetliner Cabins is a fascinating look at the history of interior cabins. The books 16 chapters are extremely well-researched and provide a comprehensive look at cabin interiors from the early days of flight, to current cabins such as the A380 and B787. Short of actual architectural specifications, the book provides the reader with everything they need to know.
There is a lot that goes into the cabin and the book points out all of the details. From product branding, the passenger experience, to maintenance, marketing and more. The author astutely notes that airline financial people are often myopic to the passenger experience, and will often favor a smaller seat pitch, much to the chagrin of the passenger. ... Jetliner Cabins provides a fascinating and interesting insiders look into the art and science of cabin interiors. It is a well-illustrated and well-written guide to one of the more important, yet overlooked subjects of commercial aviation. The author is clearly an expert in the field which is shown in the attention to details the book provides. Ben Rothke (US)

The perfect companion to aviation interior design
(03 June 2006)
There are surprisingly few large scale, codified books on interior design for the aviation industry. Every once in a while a book tries to bridge the gap between a coffee table, photographic essay of airplane interiors and a true guide for aviation interior design. Going even further than the previous edition in the number of chapters and photographs, Jetliner Cabins is the most up-to-date book currently available.
This updated edition contains a thorough explanation of cabin interiors, from discussions on the history of aviation and passenger experience, defining brands, new trends in design, cabin maintenance and marketing. Of special note is a subchapter on the future of commercial airliners and airplane design, including wonderful pictures of the energy efficient and sleek Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the cavernous Airbus A380-800, the multifunctional Bombardier CSeries and the scalable Embraer Jets. These planes may compete against each other on very different merits, but they thrust aviation into the next phase of flight history. It is wonderful to read and see so much about these planes.
Through well-written analysis, comparisons, diagrams, photographs, and indexes, Jetliner Cabins will delight both industrial designer and amateur enthusiast. Robert J. Salm (Chicago, IL US)