28.08.2012 ILA 2012 displays aircraft interiors of the future

28.08.2012 ILA 2012 displays aircraft interiors of the future

In response to market needs the project members developed an integrated approach which enhances the travellers experience and improves passenger comfort. The aim was to perfect the development, design, production and adaptability of future cabin and cargo hold solutions at an early stage. The various technologies and key areas of expertise which the German aerospace industry has to offer were taken into account. A visual tour of the main features that passengers will be able to experience in tomorrows aircraft cabins will take place on the stand of the BDLI. The multimedia presentation focuses on the following themes:

Maximum Space Architecture ensures optimum and exclusive utilisation of cabin space for passengers. Among the features are two-tier layouts and redesigned floor architecture which ensure sufficient headroom and optimum use of space over two floors, including in narrow-width fuselages.

Storage Management focuses on intelligent systems for on-board management of hand luggage. Upon entry to the cabin hand luggage items are place in a luggage revolver which automatically stores them in a remote section of the aircraft, from where they can be requested by their owners at any time during the flight.

Hygiene Lavatory guarantees maximum hygiene with features such as self-cleaning surfaces, the materials and colours of which are optimised for heavy-duty use.

The Active Surfaces principle offers passengers a cabin interior design that is seamless and appealing to look at and touch, where surfaces can feature additional functions for passengers and the entire cabin can integrate aspects appropriate to the look and feel of the respective airline.

The Connectivity Cloud optimises on-board information and entertainment services for passengers by ensuring an uninterrupted connection to their own web cloud and enables them to access personal data and make use of individual travel services during the flight.

The so-called Design Vision within the working group was developed by the Airbus Team of Cabin & Cargo and realised by the Airbus Industrial Design Team.

The BDLI Cabin / Cargo expert network includes major German companies representing the industry, among them Airbus, AOA apparatebau gauting, B/E Aerospace, Diehl Aerospace, Diehl Aerosystems Holding, Diehl Aircabin, Diehl Comfort Modules, Diehl Service Modules, Goodrich Lighting Systems, Hutchinson Aerospace, Recaro Aircraft Seating, Sell, Telair, Wittenstein aerospace & simulation and Zodiac Cabin Controls.

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