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Video answers: ‘How airplanes are designed to feel bigger on the inside’

Here are the answers to last Friday’s video, enjoy!

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  1. It gives the customers something they need; connection to the sky as it makes them feel more comfortable.
  2. They place the seats at such a height, that when passengers are sitting, their heads are at the widest part of the cabin.
  3. Lighting is used to draw attention to specific parts of the cabin, and coloured lighting is used to indicate different phases of the flight for passengers.
  4. They want to draw you eye upward, where there’s more space.
  5. They can create rainbows, crazy light shows or even an aurora borealis.

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Video: ‘How airplanes are designed to feel bigger on the inside’

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This week’s video describes how manufacturers make their planes seem bigger than they are. Watch the video to find out how they do it.

Try to answer the following questions about the video and come back on Monday for the answers.

Suggested ICAO level for video: 5+

  1. Why are Boeing making their windows bigger?
  2. What ’tricks of the eye’ do Boeing use to help their cabins look bigger?
  3. How does lighting contribute to the experience?
  4. Where do engineers want to draw your eye when you enter a plane?
  5. What unusual things can airlines do with lighting?

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How Airplanes Are Designed To Feel Bigger On The Inside

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Video: ‘Designing an aircraft interior’ answer

Here are the answers to last Friday’s video, enjoy!

Suggested ICAO level for video: 5+

  1. Chuck thought that the customer wanted his plane to reflect his personal tastes, his ‘touch and feel’, and that it look like the interior of one of his cars.
  2. He mentions the carbon fibre inlays, the peach wood veneer, which he says was very difficult to use because it reacts to the sunlight.
  3. He says that they go through some of the materials that the customer might like and then make a photo realistic model of the interior to show the customer. They usually show the customer three different material option sets to help the customer clearly visualise what the interior will look like when it’s finished. Then they’ll go back and make the necessary modifications before finalising the design.

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Video: ‘Designing an aircraft interior’

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When you design a private jet what’s the most important thing to the customer? Well of course it’s the part that they’re going to see most often, the interior. That’s why most companies offer customised interiors for their private jets. If your customer is going to spend tens of millions of dollars on your jet, you have to make it look just right. In this video, Aviation International News TV takes a look at a customised Bombardier Global 6000 and how the manufacturer worked to provide its customer with exactly what he wanted.

Try to answer the following questions about the video and come back on Monday for the answers.

Suggested ICAO level for video: 5+

  1. What did Chuck Krugh think the customer wanted most from his Global 6000 jet?
  2. What interesting features of the interior does Chuck mention?
  3. How does Mark Huslig describe the process of ‘designing’ the interior with the customer?

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Aircraft interiors answers

Here are the answers to last Friday’s video, enjoy!

Suggested ICAO level for video: 5+

1) The largest aircraft interior exhibition in the world.
2) He thinks they should be more like hotel lobbies and not hotel kitchens, “with little features that make you have a sense of upgrade”.
3) The seats.
4) They believe that an extra inch (18 in total) can help passengers sleep for longer and increase the quality of that sleep.
5) $10,000
6) They replicate aircraft interiors for clients and allow them to interact with those interiors using 3D technology.
7) It will make the design and engineering processes faster.

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Aircraft interiors

Here’s an interesting video of new possibilities in aircraft interiors, making seats lighter, mood lighting and more luxurios possibilities.

Suggested ICAO level: 5+

Try to answer some of these questions as you watch the video and come back on Monday for the answers.
1) What is held in Hamburg, Germany every year?
2) What does Luke Hawes think aircraft interiors should be like?
3) What is the cabin’s “most essential bit of kit”?
4) Why did Airbus add an extra inch to its seats?
5) What is the average cost of an economy class seat?
6) What happens at Lufthansa Technik?
7) What difference will this technology make to interior design for aircraft.

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