Architecture is the backdrop of our living and it is constantly evolving with technology and the growth of the construction sector. The aircraft Cabin design is one of those extensively evolving and less acknowledged niches of architectural design.
The aircraft cabin design is an integration of entertainment and information with conscious floor planning and installation of different elements. Every detail is incorporated considering all safety regulations and everything comes together to craft an attractive interior in a limited space of an airplane. Every small detail from the seat fabric to lighting to wiring and window dressing is considered while designing an aircraft cabin.
The complexity of aircraft cabin design increases with the evolution of in-cabin electronics and passenger comfort solutions with the old technology being replaced with a modern approach. Many leading airlines are working towards curating a design solution with more facilities and comfort for the passenger without reducing the capacity of the airplane. A new seating plan is being developed that aligns with this concept and enhances the aesthetics of the aircraft cabin.
Aircraft Cabin design plays a major role in governing the experience of the passenger. Apart from the seating and comfort, the lighting, aesthetics, and other additional features also play a significant role. For instance, the noise cancellation technology allows passengers to relax in peace while the OLED screens let the flyers enjoy movies and music on their flight. Many airlines provide a mini-cabin lounge facility for a more premium experience for their flyers.
Crystal Cabin Awards have stepped in to Acknowledge the development in the aircraft cabin design field. These are the only international awards appreciating and putting across innovation in aircraft interiors. The next in the series- Crystal Cabin Awards 2022, is back with a unique set of pitches by different airlines that aims to articulate an innovative aviation game. After automobiles and architecture, aircraft are also moving towards sustainable design options and that is the common factor in the design proposals this year.
Listed are a few of the many designs by different eminent airplane companies-
1) Explorer Vip Cabin Concept By Lufthansa Technik Ag
The design is conceptualized with the thought of a hotel in the air. It is a concept for VIP cabins that provide every individual with a hotel experience and base camp for various leisure activities. It is currently designed for Airbus A330 but can be implemented in any wide-body aircraft. Developed by Diehl Aerospace, it features slide-out verandas and projection systems. The entire ceiling and large parts of the sidewalls of the multifunctional lounge transform into showrooms for upcoming trips. The cabin design can be switched to various themes as desired by the passenger.
2) Elevate By Teague & Nordam
Elevate is the first premium single-aisle cabin design conceptualized around floating furniture. The furniture of all airlines currently is floor-mounted seats but elevate takes full advantage of NORDAM’s Nbrace™ interiors attachment system and the suite furniture is suspended from the sidewalls making more room for passengers’ comfort. It defines a different aircraft cabin design concept with a single-aisle-lay-flat (SALF) cabin that increases the length and width of the bed, provides more personal space and privacy to the passengers, and is easy to maintain in the long run.
3) Air Sleeper by Mmillenniumm
Air sleeper is an architectural experience that caters to safety, ergonomy, and spatial optimization challenges as major design considerations. It provides a luxurious travel experience to the passengers at an affordable price. It offers a mini-suite that is better than all the existing premium Aircraft cabin designs in both business and economy sections. Every passenger is provided with a personal space that has a clean air supply, seating convertible to bed or multi-surface work-top, and privacy. It incorporates a space-optimizing configuration method that allows more passengers to get on board in comparison to the current capacity for a more comfortable and pocket-friendly flight.