MELFA, Va. and SAN JOSE, Ca. –The aerospace industry has landed in Silicon Valley, and Luminary Air Group (“Luminary”) is excited to be part of it. A3 by Airbus Group (“A3”) is the French Aerospace company’s innovation arm tasked with developing new concepts for the industry. Recognizing the impact of new technologies such as additive manufacturing (3D printing), machine learning, and virtual/augmented reality, Airbus established A3 with the goal of defining the future of flight.
One of A3’s projects is called Transpose, an effort to re-think cabin layouts and to simplify the process of customizing aircraft interiors. It is based on a modular design concept that allows airlines to swap out interior components in minutes. More information about this project can be found at www.flytranspose.com or on Twitter at @flytranspose.
As part of this effort, Luminary was asked to produce interior components for the module. One of the monuments was a chair-table combination that was aptly dubbed “chable” by the Luminary production staff. In addition to Luminary’s experience and manufacturing capabilities, the capacity for rapid prototyping was a major factor in capturing this contract.
The module is currently on display at San Jose International Airport. Additional prototypes will be coming out soon.
ABOUT A3 BY AIRBUS GROUP
A³ by Airbus (“A-cubed”) is the advanced projects and partnerships outpost of Airbus in Silicon Valley, with a mission to disrupt Airbus and the rest of the aerospace industry before someone else does. For more information, please visit airbus-sv.com and follow the conversation on Twitter at @airbussv.
ABOUT LUMINARY AIR GROUP
Luminary Air Group is based at Accomack County Airport in Melfa, Va. The company designs, manufactures, and installs a wide range of aircraft products through its three product lines: Flight Environments (Cabin Insulation/Noise Reduction), ADMI (Special Mission Interiors), and Luminary Interiors (Cabinets, Seating and Upholstery). In addition, Luminary offers engineering and program management services.
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