Airbus is hoping it can elevate passenger experience on commercial flights by making modular planes.
The idea, known to Airbus ‘Transpose’, was first revealed last year and is a concept derived from cargo planes – the thought being that “experiences” can be loaded into a passenger plane just as good are loaded into a cargo cabin.
The Transpose engineering team is confident that it could make a model that could be amended in under an hour with modules prebuilt with coffee shops, work spaces, spas and much more.
Jason Chua, the head of Transpose, says he can imagine that people will one day move freely around a plane like they would on a cruise ship.
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Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has told the European Parliament that he foresees flights between the UK and the European Union being cancelled for months after Brexit.
O’Leary is calling for replacements for EU airline agreements as the Open Skies agreement allows EU airlines to operate in each other’s countries.
The issue is that the aviation industry cannot fall back on World Trade Organisation rules and the Ryanair chief has warned that the “only sensible option” is for the British government to remain in the EU.
He told the European Parliament’s Transport and Tourism Committee: “There is not going to be an interim agreement, there is not going to be a legal basis, we will be cancelling flights…”