Joint venture forms to enhance future airline passenger experience
Citing the potential to make a step-change in cabin layout, passenger comfort, fuel-savings, and carbon emission reductions through the application of new interior design and lightweight materials, a partnership between Williams Advanced Engineering and JPA Design was announced.
“Our work with Williams Advanced Engineering will deliver truly revolutionary advances to the air travel industry, both onboard new aircraft and retrofitted to existing airplanes,” said James Park, Founder and Principal of JPA Design. “The fruits of this partnership will offer our customers better use of the space in their cabins, enhanced comfort and functionality for their passengers, and a boost to airline profitability. This is all delivered through reduced cost of ownership due to weight savings onboard together with lower installation and maintenance costs.”
The partnership between the two companies aims to create a UK capability for aircraft interior products to be delivered worldwide through the application of Formula One-derived technology from Williams and the cabin design experience of JPA Design. Airlines will reportedly benefit through the more efficient use of space onboard and lighter interior equipment to enhance further the reduction in fuel consumption offered by modern aircraft. Passengers will benefit through a more spacious cabin and enhanced comfort for their journey due to the design of the interior and seating.
Further details about the partnership will be revealed at the Passenger Experience Conference on April 1 and the Aircraft Interiors Expo April 2-4 in Hamburg, Germany.