Passenger Experience Week debuts podcast
On February 19, Passenger Experience Week announced the launch of PAX Week Views, a podcast that will bring together a host of leading industry experts from across the aviation, rail and cruise sectors to share their thoughts on the future of the passenger experience industry.
The first episode of the new series, available now to stream or download, features host Murdo Morrison of FlightGlobal and special guests Blake Emery and PJ Wilcynski of Boeing Commercial Airplanes discussing the future of cabin interiors and the 20th anniversary of Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX). Topics everything from spaciousness in the cabin, inflight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) to accessibility onboard and LED lighting, which Wilcynski described as one of the biggest trends impacting cabin design over the past 20 years. Speaking about the future of the passenger journey, Emery said: “It’s not a shared journey; it’s an individual journey. There will be technology and the means for passengers to more easily choose the flying adventure they want.”
Speaking about the event, Emery added: “We have plans of unveiling 777X mock-ups, which PJ and I are both really excited about.”
Building on the success of the 777 and 787 Dreamliner families, the 777X will be the largest and most efficient twin-engine jet in the world. The cabin interior, which will be on display at AIX 2019, is inspired by the comforts and conveniences of the 787 Dreamliner, with larger windows, a wider cabin, new lighting and enhanced architecture – all of which will be custom-tailored.
Exploring the intricacies of the passenger experience within the air, rail and cruise industries, PAX Week Views will return later this month to feature more engaging discussions and debates on the hottest topics and trends relating to cabin interiors, inflight entertainment and connectivity, passenger comfort, catering, retail offerings and software technology. Coming up in future episodes, Ariane van Mancius of Now|New|Next and John Tighe of JPA Design will explore current trends on board and the importance of inflight comfort and wellbeing.
Click here to listen to the latest PAX Week Views podcast and watch this space for information on upcoming shows.