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Modern Classic - Steve Harper Interview

Modern Classic - Steve Harper Interview

Thu 24th March 2016

In late 2015 Keith Adams of Modern Classic interviewed Steve Harper in his Studio about this past...

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As part of the development of the Reality Seven programme, the Interior design, which focused upon the improvement in the usability of the training environment and ergonomics, have been a key part of the new generation of Thales Flight Training packages.

The Interior theme, by Laurence Cutts, was in keeping with the Exterior design, maintaining a simple, practical and elegant design.

The modularity of the design philosophy was used to great advantage to enhance the manufacturing and ergonomic requirements.

Furthermore the use of clean practical components, simple surfaces, harmonious colours and finishes, help create a purposeful and beautiful cabin ambience.

Working closely in a simultaneous development process office with the team at Thales, the everyday needs of crew, training staff, observers and maintenance personnel were all met and improved.

None more than for the design of the Instructor Seat (IOS) which developed from a sketch by Mark Randall, to become a class leading layout and design. Through the total dedication of the whole team to listen to the many varied inputs of the experienced Flight Training Instructors, the IOS design is a triumph of ergonomics, usability and style.