If your next Airbus flight is uncomfortable, you can blame virtual reality

“The A380 was the first aircraft to be completely designed in 3D, and for all A380s, virtual reality supported the cabin-definition process, from the customer’s initial request through to the finalization,” Kasch says. While VR is used in every phase, and every area, of the aircraft’s development, from the cockpit to the engine and wings, virtual reality really comes into its own for cabin design. “It’s the area that requires the most adaptation from each customer because there are millions of possibilities,” he says. “Now airlines are able to see exactly how their cabins will look in advance.”