AIM serves up concept bar and galley


AIM Aviation revealed a striking new concept bar and galley area at Aircraft Interiors Expo. The concept was developed as an exercise in design and engineering potential, showcasing what is achievable. According to AIM, it brings together technical innovations, engineering advances, new manufacturing processes and the latest decorative finishes.

Visitors could consider ‘the art of the possible’, without the constraints of the specific choices of any one airline, and let their imagination run free in a fully functioning interior. They could also visualise how their airline’s branding and personality could be applied to the space.

Richard Bower, group commercial director at AIM Aviation, explained, “The concept interior represents a new way of thinking in terms of blending the bar and galley areas, uniting form and function. The continuity of design, materials and lighting creates a greater feeling of space, as the sightlines are not restricted. It has been designed as an example of a statement piece, which could be adapted and branded to suit an airline’s requirements.”

While the space has been planned to create an encapsulated social experience for passengers and crew, it still provides open viewing into the cabin. A vertically-sliding video screen secures bar-top bottles and glasses for take- off and landing, and the galleys are concealed behind minimalist blinds. The monuments feature a range of options for displaying goods to improve airline revenue, and self-service areas allow passengers the personal choice to interact. Information is made easily available through new-technology media.

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Ever since his first flight on a TriStar, Adam has loved air travel, and since becoming editor of the Aircraft Interiors International brand he has really enjoyed the opportunity to be involved with the latest aircraft and airline products before they are even launched. Adam co-ordinates the running of the magazine, from commissioning articles and artwork, to ensuring that high standards of quality are maintained, as well as managing online content. Adam is proud to sit on the jury of the Crystal Cabin Awards and to have laid on the bed in Etihad's Residence.

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