Aircraft Interior Comfort and Design

Peter Vink

March 22, 2011 by CRC Press
Reference - 134 Pages - 107 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781439863053 - CAT# K12928
Series: Ergonomics Design & Mgmt. Theory & Applications


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  • Covers everything that scientists and manufacturers should know about Airliner interior comfort
  • Includes a review of a unique study on aircraft interior comfort involving 10,000 passengers
  • Offers tips for designers and buyers on ideal comfort seats
  • Explains the latest knowledge regarding aircraft interior comfort
  • Presents the information and theories on aircraft interior comfort and design


What should every airline and manufacturer know about comfort?
What can we learn from studies in the scientific literature?
What do most passengers know about comfort and how can we translate that into interior design?
Where can I find the latest knowledge and research useful for designing aircraft seats?

Although the answers to these questions are available, they have often been hard to find. Until now. Based on studies conducted by the author and the latest knowledge on comfort, Aircraft Interior Comfort and Design links scientific research on customer likes and dislikes with technical know-how of aircraft interior design. It contains theoretical information on comfort gathered directly from the voice of the passenger, specific tips and photographs on passenger likes and dislikes, and an overview of the latest scientific demands for passenger seats.

Presenting the results of current research and development in the aircraft interior industry, this book provides insight that, when applied to the daily work of managing the passenger experience, can lead to further improvements. The author makes the case for using improved comfort as a selling tool and identifies new opportunities for comfort improvement in the different phases of the passenger experience. He demonstrates how by optimizing the passengers’ senses at each phase, you can design comfort back into flying.