Fit for purpose aircraft stowage is essential in providing a comfortable and safe flight for your passengers and crew. After all, legroom is meant for legs, not luggage.
At RAS Interiors, aircraft stowage in commercial, corporate and private aircraft is something we have specialised in for the past eight years. Recognising the importance of stowage and storage, our teams are able to design, manufacture and install a wide range of custom storage solutions, helping ensure that your aircraft environment remains clutter free, efficient and most importantly, safe.
Stowage is a safety critical element of aircraft design for many reasons, unsecured luggage during periods of turbulence and aircraft instability presents a huge risk to the safety of those on board. On average, there are 12 reported incidents of baggage landing on cabin crew and passengers every single day during the process of boarding and exit of an aircraft alone. Reducing the number of stowage related injuries reduces risk whilst also taking steps to reduce preventable compensation claims and complaints.
It’s important to understand that in the early days of aviation, aircraft were never designed to store significant amounts of luggage overhead. In the earliest days of commercial air travel, overhead areas only stored emergency equipment. However, as passenger demands increased, as did the demands on aircraft. Today there are three ‘off the shelf’ types of overhead stowage: Shelf Storage, Pivot Storage and Translating Bins.
At RAS, our design, manufacturing and installation teams can discuss with you your exact overhead stowage requirements before suggesting the best solution. So whether you need a custom system designing and developing for a corporate/private aircraft or simply an upgrade or refurbishment of stowage on a commercial aircraft, we can help.
Aircraft dogboxes are small stowages that are designed to fit behind a row of seats. Typically dogboxes are available in a number of standard sizes, but they can be designed and built to fit any type of aircraft. Available with either doors or drawers, they can also be fitted with quick change fasteners. Dogboxes can be used to store flight critical equipment such as fire extinguishers, PPE, oxygen as well as crew equipment.
At RAS, we have a wide range of Doghouses available for instant integration into your aircraft. Furthermore, we have successfully designed and manufactured our own range of Doghouses which can be custom made to suit any aircraft and any requirement.
The demands upon each aircraft are unique, so regardless of your stowage requirements and aircraft type, just get in touch and our design team will be able to design and manufacture the perfect stowage and storage options for you. The RAS teams are well versed in designing and fitting stowage in commercial, corporate and private aircraft and each project is kept in house from design, right through to installation.