Aircraft builders often construct mockups for marketing purposes. This life-size mockup of the Bombardier CSeries 100 has an entirely different purpose–one that is critical to the new single-aisle airliner meeting its entry-into-service deadline, planned for the end of 2013.
If you want a “heads up” on what’s hot at the EBACE show, head to Gore Design Completions (Stand 661) and experience their brand-new virtual reality offering. The Texas-based design company has brought a new head-up display (HUD) technology concept to help customers visualize their new aircraft interiors.
A Brazilian/Portuguese consortium won the top prize in the “Aircraft Interior Innovation” category of the Crystal Cabin Awards in Hamburg, Germany, with its Life project executive cabin.
This is The Jet Business’s new store in Mayfair, London’s fanciest neighborhood. It opened fully in January, complete with purpose-built 32-inch iPads that allow prospective clients to specify their private aviation preferences and view specifications and cabin layouts on life-size video walls. Sales discussions take place in a full-size mockup of an Airbus ACJ, featuring a living room, dining room and office. Company founder Steve Varsano tells AIN he is already busy fielding inquiries from visiting clients drawn from around the globe.
Associated Air Center, StandardAero’s large transport-category VIP aircraft completions center in Dallas, has developed a full-scale airframe mockup for creating and testing new designs, fabrications and systems on Boeing Business Jets.
When it comes to mockups, Altitude Aerospace has taken it to a new level with the Boeing Business Jet Pounamu cabin that was on display last month at NBAA 2010.
Project Pounamu was formed late last year, the child of a collaboration of skilled business jet interior specialists, partially funded by the New Zealand government, with a grant from New Zealand Trade and Enterprise.
When it comes to creating mockups, Altitude Aerospace has taken the art to a new level with the Boeing Business Jet Pounamu cabin on display here at NBAA 2010 (Booth No. 1213).
Project Pounamu was formed in late 2009, the child of a collaboration of skilled business jet interior specialists, partially funded by the New Zealand government and with a grant from New Zealand Trade and Enterprise.
Business aircraft cabin specialist Infusion Design has long preferred a low profile. Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Kansas City-based firm is happily stepping out of the shadow of anonymity, most recently with designs for Spectrum’s Freedom S-40 and Adam Aircraft’s A700 mockups, as well as concept designs for Aerion’s supersonic business jet proposal.
If you’ve walked the floor of NBAA’07, you’ve seen their work. But the company behind the interior designs showcased in more than half-a-dozen cabin mockups on display around the convention has preferred to keep a low profile. Now Infusion Design, celebrating its 10th anniversary, is ready for a little recognition.
About a mile from Wichita Mid-Continent Airport, inside a nondescript building that looks just like any other in this part of town, a small group of workers toils in secrecy against the whir of band saws, banging of hammers and buzz of automated cutting machines. This is Cessna’s interior design research-and-development center, its cabin “Skunkworks,” if you will.