Towards a hybrid comfortable passenger cabin interior for the flying V aircraft

Peter Vink, Thomas Rotte, Shabila Anjani, Chiara Percuoco, Roelof Vos

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The Flying-V is a V-shaped airplane, which uses less fuel due its form. Passengers are in the oval cabin in the wing, which asks for an alternative design to the interior as the cabin is not in the flying direction. At the same time there is a demand for more comfortable interiors. 80 students were asked to develop interior design ideas for this Flying V concept. A jury of experts selected four aircraft interior concepts and these were developed and a 1:1 scale mockup was made, with a hybrid interior. It included chaise longue seats, the group space , beds and ‘staggered’ seats for the middle of the Flying V interior. This was shown at a KLM 100 years event. 1692 visitors of the mock-up gave their preference and the chaise longue received most votes. In the discussions valuable comments from potential passengers were collected on the selected concepts giving input for further development
Original languageEnglish
Article number1431
Pages (from-to)1-14
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2020


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