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According to the Met Office, today (1st June) is the first day of summer. They define the UK summer as the calendar months of June, July and August.

As summer has officially arrived today many people will be thinking about their holidays. That often involves flying off to somewhere different. Such faraway places may be hotter than home, or colder!

Once on board the plane we can relax and enjoy the on-board comforts, especially if we have children with us.
For overnight flights there is nothing more comforting than to snuggle under a warm, soft woollen blanket.

Behind the scenes others have been thinking not just about our comfort but about our safety.

Aircraft textiles and carpets are not just warm and colourful they are also safe.

Potassium Zirconium Hexafluoride and Zirconium Acetate are exceptionally good smoke suppressants and flame retardants for wool due to their unique reactions with the protein in wool.