SE AT ING INNOVAT ION
JUNE 2020 071
Florian Barjot, a Toulouse-based
aviation designer whose idea to fit
a panoramic window in widebody
aircraft we featured previously, has
developed something on a rather
smaller scale: a quick-fit, removable
kit that can be fitted to economy class
seats to help separate passengers.
Named PlanBay, the kit would be
fitted to an unoccupied seat.
The proposed kit would be produced
from plexiglass or polycarbonate
sheets for minimised production costs,
with the clear panels enabling direct
view of passengers by the cabin crew.
Barjot is currently gauging airline
and operator interest for the concept
and investigating partnerships
with aircraft interiors suppliers for
production, logistics and certification.
Aviointeriors proposes Glassafe as a kit-level solution
that could be installed on existing seats to help separate
passengers in double or triple seats. The company has
stated that Glassafe could be supplied in various versions
for a range of existing seat models, with fixing systems that
enable easy installation and removal.
The shield is shaped to maintain elbow space and to
enable easy access to seatback features such as tray tables,
magazine pockets or coat hooks. The Glassafe transparent
panels enable disabled access, as the panels on the aisle
side can be rotated to make ingress and egress easier.
Aviointeriors says that Glassafe could also be supplied in
opaque materials or with different degrees of transparency,
all of which are designed with easy cleaning in mind.
Priva is a concept developed by Golnoosh
Torkashvand, a student at the Florida Institute
of Technology, intended to provide economy
passengers with personalised privacy
levels. The design consists of an adjustable
interactive shade which opens and closes
over the occupant’s head on demand. Once
deployed the wearer can select adjustable
visibility, dimmable lighting, and IFE options,
as well as a messaging system that facilitates
communication with flight attendants.