Friday, March 18, 2016
In years to come you may be able to blame Canada's National Research Council when you have a sado-masochistic experience flying cattle class on a Canadian airline.
Billions have been spent developing new technologies for aircraft aerodynamics, structures, systems and engines, but relatively little seems to have been invested in scientifically researching how passengers experience their flights and how cabins could be improved.
Canada’s National Research Council (NRC) Aerospace is completing construction of a facility at its Ottawa campus that will enable large-scale studies to improve passenger comfort and cabin-crew performance and accelerate the development of new cabin concepts.
The Cabin Comfort and Environment Research (CCER) facility is being funded under NRC’s Working and Traveling on Aircraft program and will simulate the entire passenger experience, from check-in to the gate area through boarding to inflight services and deboarding.