With longer flight times and routes, airlines intend to turn cargo compartments into recreation, leisure or exercise areas, but experts caution that there are limitations on what can be proposed. the purpose is to use aircraft cargo space for scheduled flights from Sydney and Melbourne to London and New York without interruption.
In recent months, the Australian carrier has deepened its sketch of new travel experiences: from virtual reality relaxation zones to exercise areas and even stationary exercise bikes to in-flight coffee.
Chief Executive Officer Alan Joyce said the carrier is considering the idea in order to get passengers to get on their feet and move.
To insist on his vision, Qantas has creators of Boeing and Airbus aircraft against each other.
The shades of these designs, such as lounges and cocktail bars, were first included in the Airbus A380, a two-story giant in the sky, which, as announced last week, will be released in 2021.
However, Boeing Kent Crainer's cabin and interior expert, in an interview with [Post] questioned whether passengers would enjoy a windowless experience, referring to psychological studies that helped shape the newest engine of the two engine of the US Aerospace Company 777X.
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"The potential to have some space is there," said Craver. "Knowing the research that we have and the fact that we are connected to the outside, [if] you have no windows there, that's a challenge."
Craver quotes the work of the Middle East carrier Emirates, which uses virtual windows to design images of the skies of the passengers. He said there is no technology at the moment that could achieve this on a huge scale.
"I think there is a lot of potential, I think there are probably more questions that need to be answered.
The 777X will compete with the longest Airbus A350 aircraft for Qantas's 20-hour flight.
"Boeing will always listen to what our airlines want.
Kai-Chin Shi, an interior design expert for the industrial analyst, Aviation Aviation Center, also expressed skepticism.
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"Using the cargo deck for passengers – I'm suspicious like Mr. Craver," he said. "The idea immediately reminds me of the talks around the A380 halls and casinos more than a decade ago. They have never been realized because costs and compromises were simply not justified, not to mention regulatory issues.
"We should not discourage industry and experiment to improve passengers' experience. The truth is that ultra-long distances are really hard to wear, Shi said. "But we must always bear in mind the theory of Bill Buxton" The Long Nose of Innovation ".
"Introducing ideas like cargo facilities that will come into the market in the next few years is just a delusion. Let the visionaries do their work; as well as for airlines, stick to more realistic clarifications.
Shih quotes a Canadian computer scientist who suggests that innovation is a downloaded process.
Meanwhile, Boeing made good progress on the 777X With its first test jet, it came out of the factory for years of experience and delivery is expected in 2020.
Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways has ordered 21 of the larger 777X jets, the first of which will arrive in 2021 with 10 seats in a row in the economy as a standard.
With folding wing tips among special features, the plane will be different from the current 777 classic, which makes Boeing and Cathay Pacific work.
Depending on the layout, some airlines may occupy the economy-class seats of the model may be as wide as 18 inches if carriers, thanks to newer seat technology, choose narrow corridors and armrests.
Crawl said the 777X would be much better by taking a lot of signals from the 787 Dreamliner, and lifting the flight deck for comfort.
"We've learned how to use the combination of architectural lights. to really expand the psychological feeling of spaciousness, "he added, highlighting a series of Boeing research into passenger flight psychology.
With bigger windows than the current 777s, a slightly wider cabin on the plane, interior features such as hand luggage Expected straight-edge compartments, better air circulation and ambient lighting, greater room feel and improved in-flight experience.
This will have a tremendous impact on the experience of the passengers and the way they value it
The terrible distribution of the 777X's average seats will not be as bad as it is, according to Boeing, that passengers they will still feel a sense of space and exterior views because of the larger dimensions. indows.