The aircraft cabin forms the interface between airline and passenger. Cabin design is essential to the passenger experience and the competitiveness and image of the airline.
Research in this area is aiming at innovative design concepts as well as at the realization of new cabins including the consideration of comfort, efficiency and economy. The main challenge is the large number of heterogeneous disciplines, which must be taken into account from passenger perception through engineering to production in cabin architectures. Great potential lies in leveraging synergies, such as the intelligent integration of cabin systems with the help of novel industrialization concepts in the digitized factory of the future.
For the flexible and modular integration of technologies that cover the entire product lifecycle, virtual products are developed that are part of the digital thread. Co-design concepts and digital design processes based on model-based systems (MBSE) aim to identify technologies and designs that minimize energy consumption, production cost or maintenance costs.