Embraer aims to ensure that its future commercial and executive aircraft offer integrated cabin solutions that focus on passenger and crew comfort.
To this end the Brazilian airframer will by mid-2011 complete its so-called "cabin comfort and design" technological development programme, which was launched in 2006 and involves a group of engineers and designers from a broad array of specialisations. It focuses "only on passengers who will ﬂy in future aircraft designed by the company", says Embraer.
"This work seeks to place Embraer at a high level of readiness by bringing together knowledge and solutions and keeping them always available so that they will be able to add a keen leading edge of quality to any future aircraft design."
Issues such as thermal comfort, vibro-acoustics, cabin pressure, ergonomics, industrial design, and integrated analysis have been addressed during the project, which can be compared "to an exercise in futurology", says Embraer.
The manufacturer says group participants have been pursuing "pioneering solutions for the wide range of ingredients that are capable of enhancing the comfort passengers experience on board an executive jet, or member of Embraer's170/190 family of E-Jets, over the coming decades".