It is not usual for airline firms to involve lavish car manufacturers to come up with new cabin designs and features to enhance passenger’s comfort.
Recently, flying the Giant Emirates launched a new 1st class suite designed in collaboration with Mercedes-Benz, which is highly inspired by the S-class flagship sedan. One of the largest needs while crafting a passenger airplane’s interior is maximizing the utilization of space on board, without affecting any passenger comfort.
Two Britain firms have collaborated to bring Formula one tech to commercial air flight. JPA Design and Williams Advanced Engineering teamed up to come up with an idea to seat for commercial flights built with a few of the similar advanced lightweight materials utilized in Formula one races. Unveiled at the Passenger experience Conference in Germany, the new design promises to make a more soothing environment for airplane travelers and lower managing costs.
The maximization of available spots and the utilization of lightweight materials to do more in a similar level of space on an airplane is the heart of the job we do to commercialize F1 derived tech. The prototype airplane seat is made with William’s proprietary lightweight techs named 223 & Racetrack.
The seat is made using ultra-light, solid yet very affordable and recycled materials. JPA design came-up with MONOCOQUE features for the seat which uses carbon fiber composite molding as the major support structure which removes the need of conventional metallic sub-frame creating the seat much lighter, the prototype will take one more 1.5 years of development until it is ready for the aviation marketplace.