If you’ve wondered what it takes to get those lovely cabin interiors renderings to fly, Air France has released a new video which gives us all a peek behind the curtains.
Many thousands of parts come together and are lovingly fitted onto an aircraft which, combined, make up an aircraft’s interiors. Each new aircraft interiors introduction is a complex project, managed by a dedicated team of airline and supplier partners. Success depends on the components, large and small, being delivered on time to established quality standards.
Not shown in this video of the assembly process for Air France’s new La Première cabin, are the hundreds of little steps required to design and certify the aircraft interiors long before they can even be fitted on the plane. A typical interior (and each interior component) can go through multiple iterations of prototypes before a final standard is established. Even after delivery, subsequent manufactured parts must undergo the same stringent testing and quality controls as the original product.
This video is only a quick look at the elaborate industry process, one which requires an investment costs millions, in dollars and man-hours. One wrong decision (or one non-conforming part) can seriously complicate the works.