Airbus Modular Plane

Here’s a first look at the modular plane concept by A3, Airbus’ Silicon Valley-based innovation subsidiary. Simply put, this future passenger aircraft boasts interchangeable modular interiors, which means its configuration could be quickly and dramatically transformed. Rather than design a whole new plane, the project uses existing Airbus cargo planes, in which components such as pallets and containers are already offloaded and loaded in under an hour. Continue reading for another video and more information.

“Once the product reaches market, airlines that operate the Transpose project’s modular planes would be able to exchange seating aisles for a dining cabin or turn first-class seats into coach seats, all in the time that an aircraft is turned around between flights,” reports Travel Weekly.