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PODCAST 14: Preparing for take-off - clean, classy and healthy

This week we see a move in the right direction for the industry across the region - where, although some areas are still in quarantine - others are beginning operations.

Business jet sales are picking up according to Jetcraft’s Pascal Bachmann. The Dubai-based head of sales for Middle East, Africa and Europe talks about how the private aviation market could see a boom as premium passengers seek exclusive space – and go the places the airlines no longer go.

Etihad Airways Engineering has been working on making cabins safe and comfortable. We talk to David Doherty about the progress being made.

And when it comes to air quality, the CEO of Swedish firm CTT, Torbjorn Johansson, believes that style over substance could be affecting the health and comfort of premium passengers as they fly in cabin where the relative humidity is lower than the Sahara Desert.

Find out too about what else has been happening in the Middle East and African aerospace, aviation and defence markets with all the headlines from across the region.
 
 

 

 

 
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