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What ‘Smart’ Airplane Cabins Could Look Like

by Allie Moore

Oct 16, 2019

Airbus. Photo: Alex Ustinov | Dreamstime.com

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Airplane manufacturers continuously search for new ways to make the air travel experience more enjoyable and efficient. One example, Airbus engineers are working on the Airbus Connected Experience.

While on the surface this new initiative seems like it would only benefit flight attendants, it may benefit passengers as well. The “experience” comes in the form of an app on flight attendants’ cell phones displaying passenger behavior and movements to help flight attendants keep an eye on the cabin in more detail, particularly useful in larger cabins.

When a seat belt is unclicked, a signal will show red (and will show green when fastened) to clue flight attendants into the number of passengers seated and ready for take-off, as well as how many overhead bins are properly closed or still ajar. This will save time when boarding and preparing for take-off as attendants won’t need to manually scan the rows to check seat belts and bins.

The information collected during the flight may also include which lavatory was used most often and how many guests are waiting for a bathroom at any given time. This can help flight attendants redirect some of the passengers to other lavatories.

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