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Ambience in your hands

Home BY ELISHA IRSHAD   The esthetics of lighting cabin interiors and its importance for passengers’ quality of travel experience Light builds an overall impression; ...
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“And I said, I can do more to help”

BY HENDRIK THIELEMANN   Almost one billion people worldwide suffer from hunger. The ­humanitarians of the World Food Programme are doing everything they can to reduce that number. With a fleet of around 100 aircraft, the WFP provides help when land and sea routes are blocked. “Aircraft are not only made for commercial and military…

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Bats without borders: The Nathusius’ pipistrelle

BY MATTHEW BEATTIE   Populations of Nathusius’ pipistrelle can be found across much of continental Europe; however, it was 1940 before this migratory species was first officially recorded as a rare visitor to the United Kingdom. Subsequent studies of these shy creatures have since revealed that populations are far more established, prolific and widely traveled…

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Far and away

BY CHRISTINE ANNE BERGER   It is late on Saturday evening when Sergio’s phone rings. A Falcon 900EX EASy is grounded in Lahore, Pakistan, with a hydraulic leak. Sergio knows he must quickly find a solution for his customer. “In ten minutes, I know who the technician is, when his flight is and when he…

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Great expectations

BY EVRA TAYLOR   North America’s premier private jet chefs go above and beyond to ensure top-flight dining experiences A glint of sunlight dances off the gold rim of a delicately etched porcelain dinner plate. A tower of freshly-picked organic greens drizzled with the finest extra virgin olive oil sets the stage for an entrée…

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The secret of the Orient Express

BY YARDENA MALKA   Is it possible to design a luxury cabin that suits the wants and needs of every passenger? Several entrepreneurs sought to answer that question during what the National Geographic refers to as “The golden age of the train”. Luxury interior designers still take inspiration from the ­legendary Orient Express. The majestic…

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Legacy 600 inspection intervals

Download PDF Reliable one-stop shop services from one single source – one call away Sérgio Reis Da Silva, Maintenance Manager RUAG Schweiz AG, RUAG Aviation, Aircraft Services Geneva, 1215 Geneva Airport, Switzerland Mobile +41 79 381 87 98, Sergio.ReisDaSilva@ruag.com AOG email: genevaaogrequest.aviation@ruag.com, AOG phone: +800 78 242 642 Christian Karl, Head of Sales – Business…

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A must for aircraft developers, a luxury for athletes

BY HENDRIK THIELEMANN   Whether the goal is to improve performance, fuel efficiency or comfort, wind tunnels are an indispensable tool for aircraft and automotive development. And for top athletes, wind tunnel testing can put them in a class of their own. Manual skills are indispensable when working on precise aircraft details. The disappointment was…

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Queen of the Alpine skies: The golden eagle

BY MATTHEW BEATTIE   Few birds have made such an indelible mark on European culture as the golden eagle. Symbolic of intelligence, courage, strength and immortality, she has featured on coats of arms and military insignia across the continent since before Roman times. Yet, less than a century ago, this queen of the skies was…

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“The simple is simply too simple”

BY HENDRIK THIELEMANN   “When it comes to teamwork, we’re one of the best in our industry,” says Robert Blob. 44 years of age, Robert heads up the MRO Bombardier Business Jet Center at RUAG Aviation in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany. He is in charge of the technical handling of all maintenance, repair and overhaul orders from…

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The art and craft of Lalique: A lustrous marriage of form and function

BY EVRA TAYLOR   The name Lalique evokes the brilliance of jewelry, the wonder of transparency and the luminescence of crystal. When René Lalique established his first Parisian workshop in 1885, little did he know that his inspired creations fashioned of crystal, enamel and exotic materials would one day grace aircraft interiors whose design features…