Delft’s biggest cabin experiment – in three minutes


Six PhD students and staff from TU Delft – including Dr Peter Vink – are creating a digital model of comfort in turboprop aircraft, supporting the development of hydrogen/fuel cell airplanes. Various factors that influence comfort can be put into the model to help it create estimations of passenger comfort.

However, the team needed data, so during a 70-minute flight they made recordings and measurements regarding lighting, temperature, CO2, humidity, noise, vibration, etc, and asked 50 passengers to complete comfort questionnaires. The team is now conducting analysis of the resulting data

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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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