unilad
Advert

New Cabin Design Shows What Future Of Flights Could Look Like Post-Pandemic

by : Emily Brown on : 10 Aug 2020 15:01
New Cabin Design Shows What Future Of Flights Could Look Like Post-PandemicPriestmanGoode

A new design for a plane’s economy cabin could give us a glimpse into the future of air-travel in a post-coronavirus world. 

The outbreak of coronavirus has prompted a whole host of new practices which help to keep us safe, including the use of face masks, increased hand washing and keeping our distance from others.

Advert

While these measures are easy enough to follow in our daily lives, they can be more difficult on planes, where passengers have to eat and drink, sit near strangers and limit their hand washing to when the seatbelt signs are off.

PlanePixabay

Many airlines have adapted their rules to help keep people safe following the outbreak, but more permanent changes will likely be needed to ensure air travel is as safe as possible in the future.

Enter: Pure Skies.

Advert

Pure Skies is a concept designed by London-based design firm PriestmanGoode, which wanted to find a solution to safe air travel by taking into account key factors such as personal space, hygiene and touch-free journeys.

The concept includes a lot of changes from what we’re used to seeing in economy cabins, but would result in passengers having more personal space and reducing areas which could gather dirt.

For a start, Pure Skies abolishes touch-screens in the back of seats, instead offering screens which can be controlled by plugging in your own phone.

Advert

Seat pockets have also been removed to prevent anyone sticking snotty tissues or other potentially contaminated items into them, though there will be an optional removable bag if passengers want to make use of some storage space.

View this post on Instagram

The Pure Skies Zone is our concept for the future of Economy Class . The literature pocket has been replaced with an optional removable bag for each passenger or the option to clip-on their own bag . Each Pure Skies Zone seat features a fold down table with wireless charging and integrated UVC cleaning, a safety card integrated with the back shell and a device holder that can hold multiple personal or airline devices to be attached . The pandemic will have a lasting impact on passenger expectations. Pure Skies is a complete review of both Economy and Business Class cabins. Our vision takes into account development times, airline requirements for revenue streams, increased passenger concerns around hygiene and personal space and green recovery incentives . You can find detailed information about the concept on our website priestmangoode.com . . . . . #avgeek #aviation #passengerexperience #PaxEx #aircraftlovers #aviationgeek #aviationdesign #aviationlovers #aircraftinteriors #airbus #boeing #plane #futurethinking #innovation #futureconcept #industrialdesign #CMF #materials #render #3Dartist #technology #technews #travel #traveling #travelnews #designleadership #CX #insights #designstrategy #IATA . @theapexassoc @runwaygirl @wired @thepointsguy @thepointsguyuk @condenasttraveller @cntraveler @travelandleisure @forbestravelguide @farnborough_airshow @parisairshow @aixexpo @wireduk @skiftnews @airlinegeeks @theeconomistevents_ @time @natgeotravel @techcrunch @dezeen @designboom

A post shared by PriestmanGoode (@priestmangoode) on

News

Britain Is ‘No Longer In A Pandemic’, Study Shows

published at9 months ago

The design features seats with dividing screens between rows to help split passengers, and the rows themselves could be staggered to increase personal space.

Seats are created to minimise gaps, even when reclined, to reduce the amount of dirt that can fall into the hard-to-reach areas.

Advert

Tray tables will still be available, but travellers will have to request them from attendants before settling down for their dinner.

View this post on Instagram

The Pure Skies Zone is our concept for the future of Economy Class . The Pure Skies Zone features a combination of staggered and non-staggered seat configurations, helping to maximise the feeling of personal space and allowing passengers to sit in the groups they are travelling in, whether alone, as a couple or in groups . Dividing screens every other row offer greater separation, help purify the air inside the cabin and alleviate passenger anxiety . Seats in the Pure Skies Zone recline. The mechanism for this is entirely contained within the fabric skin of the seat to avoid split lines and hard-to-clean gaps . The pandemic will have a lasting impact on passenger expectations. Pure Skies is a complete review of both Economy and Business Class cabins. Our vision takes into account development times, airline requirements for revenue streams, increased passenger concerns around hygiene and personal space and green recovery incentives . You can find detailed information about the concept on our website priestmangoode.com . . . . . #avgeek #aviation #passengerexperience #PaxEx #aircraftlovers #aviationgeek #aviationdesign #aviationlovers #aircraftinteriors #airbus #boeing #plane #futurethinking #innovation #futureconcept #industrialdesign #CMF #materials #render #3Dartist #technology #technews #travel #traveling #travelnews #designleadership #CX #insights #designstrategy #IATA . @theapexassoc @runwaygirl @wired @thepointsguy @thepointsguyuk @condenasttraveller @cntraveler @travelandleisure @forbestravelguide @farnborough_airshow @parisairshow @aixexpo @wireduk @skiftnews @airlinegeeks @theeconomistevents_ @time @natgeotravel @techcrunch @dezeen @designboom

A post shared by PriestmanGoode (@priestmangoode) on

Tables would also feature ‘integrated UVC cleaning’, as well as a backlit safety card to allow those onboard to read the instructions without having to touch the leaflet.

In a press release about the new design, Nigel Goode, Co-founding Director at PriestmanGoode, said:

Advert

This latest work from the studio represents pragmatic innovation. With the benefit of over 30 years’ experience, we know how to harness design to achieve long-term positive change.

We’ve looked ahead to imagine future scenarios and taken into account new passenger behaviours driven by the global pandemic to ensure our designs can be implemented within a few years and will meet user and airline requirements for many years ahead.

Though new cabin designs may take a while to develop and certify, PriestmanGoode said the Pure Skies design is part of its long-held mission to improve the everyday lives of people around the world.

If you have a story you want to tell, send it to UNILAD via [email protected]

Most Read StoriesMost Read

Celebrity

Meat Loaf Has Died Aged 74

Emily Brown

Emily Brown first began delivering important news stories aged just 13, when she launched her career with a paper round. She graduated with a BA Hons in English Language in the Media from Lancaster University, and went on to become a freelance writer and blogger. Emily contributed to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine and Student Problems before becoming a journalist at UNILAD, where she works on breaking news as well as longer form features.

Topics: Life, Adventure, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Now, plane, Tourism, Travel

Credits

PriestmanGoode
  1. PriestmanGoode

    A vision for tomorrow’s air travel