Boeing 737-500 aircraft fuselage for experiments

Themes: Aerospace


The boarding process of airplanes is not profitable (loss of flying time) and uncomfortable for passengers (luggage, boarding order, etc.). The full scale aircraft fuselage at the TU Delft enables realistic experiments to improve this process.


The fuselage contains 122 passenger seats. Its operating room enables researchers to monitor the boarding process and perform measurements. Besides the boarding, other aircraft innovations related to passengers/passenger experience (such as mood lights and in-seat games) can be investigated.

Prof. dr. Peter Vink