Shredded Uniforms To Nylon: Aircraft Carpet Trends

KLM's new Embraer 195-E2 interior
KLM continues to select wool carpet for both its long-range and regional airliner fleets (such as its new Embraer 195-E2, pictured). As a sustainability measure, KLM uses recycled wool from discarded flight attendant uniforms.
Credit: KLM
When airlines plan cabin updates, carpeting is typically among the replacement items, given its tendency to wear out. But today, concerns about carpeting go beyond choice of colors and patterns. Sustainability, weight and durability now figure prominently in the purchase decision. Those factors have...

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