The consultancy worked with Embraer’s in-house engineering team on the project, and looked to design a cabin with ‘a clear differentiation from competitors in narrow body aircraft manufacture’, says PriestmanGoode.
Interior features including sidewall panels, ceiling panels, overhead bins, oxygen masks, cabin illumination, First Class and Economy passenger seating, the galley and lavatories were all overhauled.
The new designs allow passengers to control the light and air condition of their seat without disturbing the passenger next to them.
The First Class seats have been designs to be modular, and are fitted in a staggered arrangement for flexibility.
‘The stagger allows us to use the same seat tracks in First as in Economy without losing any of the living space and features that you expect in First Class’, PriestmanGoode says.
‘This not only offers clear passenger benefits – an enhanced sense of personal space, improved carry on capacity and cleaner sight lines – but offers great benefits from an engineering point of view as well.
‘Using only one seat track for the whole cabin reduces weight, which in turn means greater fuel efficiency. It also means a simpler fit out and maintenance process’.
The consultancy says the new lavatory designs are inspired by contemporary hotel design, using a ‘more modern’ look