Client: Airline Services
Project: AeroScreen HD In Flight Entertainment System
Expertise: Product And Engineering Design
Accelerating time to market and delivering under-budget
- Retro-fit in-flight entertainment system
- Six months to design and develop
- Designed to custom fit cabin interiors
- Mechanisms and enclosure development
- Prototypes assembled by Lucid
- Materials and supplier sourcing/ liaison
- Weight reduction significantly reduces fuel burn
Airline Services Ltd is a major maintenance provider to budget and charter airlines. The company saw the opportunity to expand its cabin refurbishment business by developing a replacement for heavy, unreliable CRT in-flight entertainment monitors.
The primary design objective of the AeroScreen development was to reduce weight, power consumption and maintenance to the extent that operators could justify the cost of screen replacement, even on older aircraft on short leases.
Airline Services asked the Lucid team to help develop a 17.5″ screen centre-aisle drop-down system with an automatic retract mechanism and a bulkhead-mounted unit with aviation-standard mount fittings.
After surveying aircraft interiors to determine fixing points, our product designers developed, prototyped and tested structural and mechanical design alternatives to exacting aviation standards. We introduced appropriate manufacturing processes, suppliers and materials.
For passengers, the system delivers a brighter, sharper image with a wider viewing angle. By reducing unit weight from around 18kg to under 6kg, operators benefit from considerable fuel savings. By introducing low-volume manufacturing know-how and contacts, our team was able to accelerate development to market and significantly reduce Airline Services tooling budget expectations.