Starry, starry night

Our Product Development engineers are working on cabin concepts that should deliver an eye-popping experience in the future. Along with strategic accent lighting, they’re developing projections of light and imagery for ceilings, walls and bulkheads.

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For example, airlines could use lighting enhancements on the walls and bulkheads to display information about the trip destination— or to project scenes that get passengers thinking about where they’re going.

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Future airplanes might have starry nights projected on the ceiling to help passengers sleep during red-eye flights. Passengers could see sunny and blue skies during the day to extend the look of daylight inside. All the technology could be tailored to each airline and be an extension of its brand inside the cabin.

These are just some of the ways we’re constantly looking at tomorrow’s technology today. You can see more of our future cabin concept in this video.

Comments (2)

Norman Garza (Long Beach, CA):

Interesting projections for those long flights, it's like having a window on the top of the cabin. I have seen concepts for business jets where such a system could replace windows. It would help with body adjustment to time and reduce jet lag. At Dulles Airport they have a similar system with a ceiling covered in lights at the baggage claim.

Joakim (Stockholm, Sweden):

Terrific innovative work! I love the interior design efforts toward 'flattening' the ceiling, which I feel provides a much more pleasant environment for relaxation, comfort, and well-being.

Happy new year, and best wishes for 2016!

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