How Airbus wants to completely redesign airplane cabins


Since the dawn of the jet age, airlines have adopted a uniform model for passenger cabins. There have been modest variations—a rear-facing seat here, a tiny first class bar there—but the basic template of forward-facing seats and rows has withstood the test of time because it’s efficient and makes money.

Futurists at A3, Airbus Group’s Silicon Valley research outpost, are contemplating a new paradigm. Instead of a design that’s set in stone when the aircraft rolls out for its maiden flight, they envision mobile modules a carrier could adjust rapidly, much the way freight airlines alter interiors for cargo. Read more…

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Source: Mashable

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