Design aims to utilise unused space on aircraft while providing maximum comfort to passengers
Known as one of the world’s biggest aircraft manufacturers, Airbus has put forward new designs in which a new row of seats in planes is likely to stack passengers above others’ heads.
Showcasing several designs of seats built into another level on an aircraft, could allow space for reclining chairs on both levels and just like in bedrooms or trains, these bunk bed-style seats will have steps leading to the upper level while the lower seats will comprise of ottomans.
The bunk-bed style seats on a second level for planes is said to utilise all the vacant space.
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The patent, filed with the European Patent Office by Airbus’s Hamburg-based inventors, stated “In modern means of transport, in particular in aircraft, it is very important from an economic point of view to make optimum use of the available space in the passenger cabin.
“Passenger cabins are therefore fitted with as many rows of passenger seats as possible, which are positioned with as little space between them as possible.”
The company further claimed that the mezzanine seats are designed to provide “a high level of comfort for passengers”, while taking into consideration a “substantially un-used upper lobe of the aircraft fuselage”.
According to the designs, each passenger will be given maximum space, keeping the limbs and other body parts of passengers out of the other customer’s eyeline.
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However, the company fails to ensure that such an invention will ever be approved as Airbus claims this patent is one of the several hundred patents the the company files each year.
Though Airbus also explained that the design could be used to make use of extra space on other means of transport, too, including buses and trains.
This article originally appeared on Telegraph