lifestyle • 21 Jul, 2017
Silicon Valley’s Hyper-Plane of the Future
Ambitious project aims to make commercial flying fun
Airbus is designing a staggering new modular plane that could change the face of flying with optimistic hopes of putting the plane, which functions more like a cruise ship, into production. Modular cabins would transform the aircraft into a navigable space where passengers could walk about freely as they dote on numerous ‘mod experiences’ like restaurants, bars, work spaces and spas.
Aptly named ‘Transpose’ this innovative project is providing a thorough reconfiguration of how airline companies may reconnect with a despondent customer base.
So, are the days of being crammed into uncomfortable airplane chairs coming to a close? And, if so, just how ridiculously high will the price tag be?
Jason Chua, a project executive for Airbus stated, “These seats would be priced at the premium economy level, but that’s if they maintain the same seating density as a standard aircraft; and ultimately, the airlines will determine pricing”.
Words by Jake Hornberger