Industry statistics show that more than 4 billion passengers are flying annually on the world’s scheduled airline with load factors averaging over 80 per cent, a historic record. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) predicts that during the next twenty years airline passenger numbers will double and there will be a need for more than 40,000 new aircraft, representing essentially a doubling of the world fleet
Valued at US$26.02 billion in 2017, the global commercial aircraft cabins market is expected to grow to US$38.85 billion by 2022. The aviation trade magazines do a tremendous job reporting progress – and some excellent airline-design collections were published a few years ago – but I find it incredible that, fifteen years after its launch, Jetliner Cabins is still the first and only comprehensive survey of commercial aircraft design from the 1970s to the present day.
Over the years, I have been thrilled to see the great number of enthusiastic reviews of Jetliner Cabins, and the thoughtful comments inspired me to move ahead with this E-version of the work. (Click here to read Reviews of all Jetliner Cabins Editions.)
The ONLY Book on Evolving Jetliner Interiors -
Now Available as an APP!
Newly Revised and Updated Edition of First and Only Book to Offer a Comprehensive Survey of Jetliner Interiors Now Available as an App
It might not be a routine topic of conversation, but airline interiors, like everything else, have changed over the years. All those who have noticed the metamorphosis plus anyone who is interested in the history, evolution, and development of aircraft cabin interiors will enjoy Jetliner Cabins: Evolution & Innovation by longtime airline consultant Jennifer Coutts Clay.
Based on her acclaimed book by the same name originally published in 2003, this first and only comprehensive survey of jetliner cabin interiors has been digitally formatted as an app for smartphones and tablets.
Coutts Clay explains that in addition to redesigning and updating the book’s sixteen core chapters, she added new material to the app, including “green” cabin innovations, classic airline case studies, hyperlinks to more than four hundred organizations, and more than six thousand all-color images arranged in a sequence of picture galleries. The app also delves into the topics of product branding, passenger experience, maintenance, and marketing.
Described as a “must-read” for aviation professionals, industry watchers, airline passengers, design aficionados, and other interested readers, this pioneering work features insights from leading international experts in the field and is chock-full of wonderful pictures.
Coutts Clay comments, “The civil-aviation sector is amazing: there is so much to write about! Because of Internet capability, I can keep adding new material to my app. This subject will never end!”
“The only comprehensive survey of the aircraft cabin environment from the 1970s to the present day…An ideal source for those wanting to learn or simply reminisce about the evolution of airline cabins and in-flight service.” ~ Airliner World magazine