Bombardier is in an interiors frame of mind. The Canadian airframer has started hiring cabin interior specialists and key members of its customization and interior systems engineering team for the five-abreast CSeries, which is expected to enter into service in 2013. C&D is charged with the overall interior design.
As a member of the aforementioned team, for example, one's duties would include the preparation of trade studies, equipment requirements, testing, certification, as well as integrating operations and customer support requirements for the interior work package.
Okay, so what might we see from Bombardier in terms of innovation for the CSeries' interior and IFE for that matter?
I put that question to Bombardier commercial operations VP Rodney Williams today during the firm's annual pre-holiday media luncheon at the Willard in Washington DC.
Williams says it's too early on in the programme to talk serious specifics, but assures me he'll keep RWG posted. In short, keep an eye on this space for news on that space.