The first and only comprehensive survey of commercial aircraft design from the ’70s to the new Millennium – now updated with better photos, more color pages and new images of the Airbus 380.
This revised edition of Jetliner Cabins now includes new material on the Airbus and its maiden flight. Also updated information and diagrams from the previous edition. Jetliner Cabins brings together in a single volume the many different elements that combine to create a satisfying environment for scheduled air travel worldwide – designs, functions, materials, construction, safety, maintenance, overall style and passenger well being.
In addition to the main text and comprehensive illustrations, there are expert comments from more than 40 international specialists in the field, bringing a wide range of aviation knowledge to the table. As this volume begins with the industry’s increasingly spacious first class cabins, most readers will become instantly jealous of what thousands of dollars for a ticket will buy in terms of airborne comfort these days ‘in front of the curtain’.
Clay’s brisk history of the commercial and technological developments of airline cabins is wonderfully illustrated with some great shots of the most kitsch interiors ever, along with today’s modern cabins that you would be proud to call your living room. Classed as a first in its field, this wide-ranging work surveys the design development of the commercial-aircraft cabin environment from the late seventies to the turn of the millennium.
The additional 24 pages on the ‘salons of the sky’ – Airbus 380 – and its forthcoming rivals from Boeing, Bombardier and Embraer, more color pages and better images throughout make this book really contemporary and up-to-date.
Grateful acknowledgement is given to the airlines and other organizations credited in this book for permission to use their photographs.
There are other images, also credited, that come from publicly available sources, for example, company sales brochures and websites. Pictures that are displayed
without photo credits come from the Collection of J. Clay Consulting.
Jennifer Coutts Clay has asserted her right under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act, 1988, to be identified as the author of this work.
First Edition in Hardback © 2003 Jennifer Coutts Clay. Second Edition in Paperback © 2006 Jennifer Coutts Clay. Third Edition in Digital Format © 2014 Jennifer Coutts Clay.