Seat Wars: Like Nearly All Other Aspects of Commercial Aviation, Designing and Developing Cabin Interior Products Has Become a Fast Moving Business

This article focuses on companies that design and develop cabin interior products, such as lie-flat beds and new lighting options for passengers. As airlines compete for passengers, they tend to redesign their interiors more often than in the past, which means companies in this business are growing rapidly. Seating is an important element of a passenger’s in-flight experience, and lie-flat seats are the major advancement over the reclining chair seats most passengers are familiar with. Firms compete to design the best lie-flat seats. Another innovation is “privacy shells” for first-class cabins that allow passengers to recline with walls, similar to cubicle walls, surrounding them. Even mood lighting has come to airline cabins.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 39-40, 42
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  • Accession Number: 01050285
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 4 2007 3:24PM