AIM Brings VR to Cabin Design at AIX

At this year’s Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, AIM Altitude will introduce a Virtual Reality design element to its exhibit.

Ross Burns, Group Lead Industrial Designer at AIM Altitude’s Cabin Interiors division, explains: “The Virtual Experience Studio will be a creative area where customers and visitors can customise an aircraft scene to their own taste. This ‘white space’ virtual-reality model uses state-of-the-art VR technology, to bring alive the interior space. Visitors to the stand will experience physical feed back blended with digital customisation of an array of units. Trim and finish, as well as ‘feature’ possibilities, will be enabled for visitors to see in real time how different products could look within the cabin architecture.”

The stand design will be structured around a development project, and divided in two areas. In one area AIM will feature a concept door 2 entrance, and in the other, two products: one conceptual and the other available to market. The manufacturer promises visitors will find significant innovations on display at their EXPO stand this year, and big surprises.

AIM has introduced the VR design concept for its stand as a metaphor for the company’s skills at converting lofty design visions from concept through to reality, delivering fully certified products while maintaining the design integrity and brand identity.
These product developments have come about through coordinated interactions between AIM Altitude and its customers, Burns explains.

AIM Altitude designs, manufactures, certifies, and maintains cabin interiors for the world’s major airlines on Airbus, Boeing and other OEMs’ aircraft.

Headquartered in the UK, with bases in New Zealand, the Middle East and North America, the company’s aircraft cabin products and services include premium customised monuments, social spaces, bars, galleys and stowages, composite components and a full-service product support capability.

Marisa Garcia

After working for sixteen years in aviation, specializing in aircraft interiors design and aviation safety equipment, and getting hands-on with aircraft cabins in hangars around the world, Marisa Garcia turned her expertise into industry insight. She has been reporting on aviation matters since 2014. Every day, she's putting words to work.

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