Cabin interior features must be designed and manufactured to be aesthetically attractive and comfortable for passengers but remain lightweight to reduce fuel consumption per flight.
Because flying at altitude involves pressurising the cabin, heating the cabin and increasing cabin humidity, it can be a real challenge to simulate and optimise the environment onboard an aircraft. Hexagon’s computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software offering includes a unique method to account for human body temperature within these calculations, bringing simulations closer to reality.
From a production point of view, interior side and ceiling panels do not require the highest accuracies in comparison to other aircraft components. However, the part volumes are high and surface finishing is important to the cabin aesthetic, as is gap and flush alignment during installation. Hexagon’s specialised tools for fit and finish are increasingly used to support this phase of cabin interior fitting.
与数万thousands of new single aisle aircraft expected to be produced in the next fifteen years with an average of 150 seats each, production lines are becoming more automated. Hexagon’s in-line tactile and non-contact measurement solutions can support quick dimensional checks of the seat components and the assembled seats’ quality.