Today, the opening day of the Aircraft Interiors Expo 2015, will provide the first major opportunity for the industry to acquaint itself with AIM Altitude.
At the show, AIM Altitude is exhibiting a concept assembly including a bar, galley and front-row monuments, all within aircraft configuration. Rather than displaying the products it has crafted for particular airlines, AIM Altitude has taken the innovative approach of originating its own design and producing a unique example to demonstrate the company’s capabilities.
Richard Bower, Group Commercial Director at AIM Altitude, explains: “We wanted to present new ideas and options, giving our customers the opportunity to see for themselves what is possible in design and engineering terms, without being constrained by existing ideas. We have focussed on concepts that are achievable in the cabin and feasible for the airlines and OEMs. We took the opportunity to illustrate how such designs can work to reinforce an airline’s particular brand, delivering both recognition and differentiation.”
The concept bar produced by AIM Altitude cleverly manages to create an encapsulated social experience, while still maintaining a feeling of space. A vertically sliding video screen secures bar-top items for take-off and landing but can then be raised to provide open views into the cabin. Acknowledging the importance of the galley area as many passengers’ first impression of the on-board experience, the galley combines function and form, with smart, minimalist blinds concealing the working area.
The front row monuments include passenger zones with monitors, work areas and foot cushions; display features; closet units and branding panels – all showing options for illumination and decorative finishes.
With AIM Aviation’s acquisition of Altitude Aerospace Interiors at the end of last year, AIX provides the perfect opportunity to show how AIM Altitude is adapting for the future. The concept interior shows how the same is occurring in the design, engineering and manufacture of aircraft interiors.
See the Press Pack for AIX 2015 for further information