As state-of the-art aircraft come to the fore, so aircraft cabin interior designers have the chance to set out their stalls.
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Cabin interiors for the business aviation market cost considerably more than standard outfittings and with glamourous Italian fashion houses like Versace getting a slice of the action, it's hardly surprising.
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A novel aircraft seating layout described as a “radical solution” to economy-class travel was unveiled at Aircraft Interiors Expo 2007 in Hamburg on 17-19 April.The Freedom concept, hatched by Premium Aircraft Interior Group, creates an additional column of seats by positioning passengers in opposite directions. According to Premium, the design, “enables their shoulders to overlap, minimising the width of an armrest between each occupant”.
“We set out to humanise long-haul economy air travel and at the same time have created an entirely new seating configuration with a striking cabin aesthetic”, says Ian Dryburgh, head of Acumen Design Associates, which together with Premium make up the ‘twoHB’ partnership which designed the Freedom system.
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