It goes without saying that the look, feel and functionality of your aircraft’s interior has a direct impact on
your overall flying experience, which is why it’s so important that it be designed according to your exact
needs and specifications. With support from the qualified consultants at Essex Aviation,
you can make your aircraft interior design vision a reality.
Your aircraft’s interior amenities should be informed by your intended utilization.
Here are a few illustrative examples:
Some of the most popular aircraft interior design features include:
When developing a design plan for any project, an aircraft interior designer will consider the following:
This information will help determine what a designer will recommend and emphasize within their design; beginning with the best floor plan to allow integrating personal preferences, accommodations and ambiance to maximize the clients experience in both style and usefulness.
The client’s preferred style informs everything from the general ambience of their aircraft interior to the specific materials and finishes the designer includes in their design plan.
It’s the designer’s responsibility to help their client understand any trade-offs that need to be made in order to achieve their vision — for example, reducing open space for higher density seating, or closet storage space in exchange for galley counter space among other options.
Within every aircraft model there are standard certification elements such as emergency egress and passenger safety designs. A qualified aircraft designer will be well informed of these matters and ensure any proposed design concepts will respect these limitations. Secondly, there will be other certifications required of all the soft materials used as well as, in some cases, electrical and plumbing engineering.
Once customized materials and engineering is approved and certified, the remaining process is to ensure the intended weight and functionality of the design conforms to the aircraft’s operating requirements.
Even the largest aircraft interior offers limited space, but an experienced designer can devise creative solutions to maximize cabin and storage space.
A private aircraft interior designer must allocate their client’s budget effectively and, where possible, identify cost-saving solutions without compromising their client’s vision.
A designer must keep their client’s timeline in mind when choosing a contractor and sourcing materials from different vendors.
Some of the leading trends in the world of aircraft interior design include:
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