Updated: Sep 4
Cabin spaces that enhance the overall experience of flying.
Airplane travelling is the safest way to go. You probably have heard that there's a chance of 1 in 11 million of getting into an accident while flying in comparison to going by car 1 in 1.2 million. This means the chances of getting into an accident while driving are always significantly higher.
Aircraft interior design a branch that explores flying trends and sources the best products to finds practical solutions for cabin interiors and create the ultimate home-away-from-home atmosphere.
1. Integrate stylish trends
You love traveling but don't like taking airplanes. Aside from the fear of flying, maybe it's because they tend to be narrow and uncomfortable. Lately on social media, we've seen plenty of videos of the drama that unfolds between passengers and even crew members. But let's not generalize, overall flying is perceived as pleasant and something to look forward to.
Aviation safety laws as well as regulations cover aircraft interiors. It's finding cost-effective methods for creating aircraft interiors that minimize the impact on cabin and passenger experience.
A trend integrated has to meet flammability requirements. Technologies have to work to improve cabin air quality, temperature control and acoustic comfort. Noise and disturbances reduction are also important for a peaceful cabin environment. Airlines work on ways to ensure well-being throughout the flight. Other cabin features are furnishing, high-definition seatback screens, lighting, extensive on-demand entertainment libraries. So much that some airlines are having passengers connect their own devices to the in-flight entertainment system.
Designers work to make cabin interiors aesthetically pleasing and comfortable for passengers in commercial flights while remaining lightweight to reduce fuel consumption.
Companies think of ways to rework traditional airplane seats. In the business class they changed reclining seats for ones that feel more like a spacious luxury living room. Private jets can be designed on a bespoke basis. Wooden floors, gold lacquered wood accents, a dance hall, walk-in rain shower and kitchen are some of the demands made by the elites, rich and famous.
In Lufthansa's private jets, a hidden projector system will see the cabin's ceiling and some of its walls turn into everything from cityscapes to underwater scenes. Like a screensaver for the entire duration of a flight.
Within luxurious interiors are usually four living spaces, a seating area, dining or meeting area, master suites, a media room and a real-size kitchen. There's a diverse array of cabin design styles with luxury carriers, business jets or private charter companies.
2. Touchless bathroom
A touchless bathroom concept is something that people appreciate while living in post-pandemic times. How it works on the ground in various large cities adapts to any public restroom. This tech-forward solution eliminates hardware. From the door, to the sink, to the toilet where bodily contact is needed.
Airlines have a cleaning routine after every flight. Some companies are creating sensor-based technology to decrease germ transmission between passengers with hands-free soap dispenser, antimicrobial surfaces and LED lighting. Even today most of these are still being tested, waiting for approvals by an aviation industry that wants to maintain high safety standards for passengers and not the costs.
Haeco Americas and aircraft engineering company had already developed a foot-powered toilet flush even before the coronavirus pandemic.
3. Greener aircrafts
There's a rise in the demand from passengers for green choices. The aviation industry faces significant pressure in finding alternative power sources to reduce carbon emissions. Materials that are used for refurbishing are options that align with global environmental conservation efforts. The aviation industry needs to switch more to hydrogen or electric power.
4. Flight experience
The Aircraft Cabin Innovation Summit (ACIS) brings the aircraft cabin passenger experience industry together. Showcasing cabin innovations that create new cabin experience.
Inflight products are to some flyers the interesting part of the flight. Those who fly domestically or take rare international flights will experience the basic airline cabin design aesthetic. Passenger catering, leg room, blankets, entertainment connectivity and lighting.
If you're a frequent flyer you'll notice the technological advancements more than the ones who travel less.