A fully featured and lit, 45ft section of Boeing airliner built into a modified shipping container.

The pride of our fleet! This one is amazing. After years of building airliner interiors we sat down with a blank sheet of paper and asked ourselves what the industry wanted. This is what we came up with. At its heart it’s a 45ft long section of real Boeing 737 – think BA around Europe in that common 3-aisle-3 layout. It’s a real fuselage with real doors and a real interior. Everything works; RGB camera tested lighting to ceiling and walls, seat belt signs, overhead reading lights, the lot. Use our lighting sliders or export to your own lighting desk.

The set is built into two very heavily modified shipping containers (imagine cutting the cabin in half down the aisle) meaning you can take a half if you’re just tight on someone or take both if you want a whole cabin. We can deliver and build it easily at your studio or you can shoot it here with us. It’s even waterproof so we can build it outside if you want to squeeze a cheeky half day when you’re locked into another location. The containers are robust enough that you can gimbal mount them or lift one end up for dramatic action in the cabin.

In economy fit we can get 10 rows of seats in, giving 60 passenger seats. We can dress the interior with numerous seating options [link] including Business and First Class, modern day and retro. Whatever your seating option, they’re all on quick release rails meaning we can remove rows quickly as the camera nips about the cabin. Oh we also made the aisle just a little wider than standard, that way it’ll take a track and dolly. I think we’ve thought of everything?

In addition there are 3 toilet cubicles; one at the front and two at the rear (I sound like cabin crew). Each cubicle is identical except that the rear two are modified. One has the rear wall missing so you can shoot the reverse of someone entering. The second has the mirror removed for hero face on shots. Both of these cubicles float so you can take them away and shoot your loo interiors another day when you don’t have a full crew and loads of SA’s loitering on the payroll!

Should you need it then the set is designed to accept our Boeing Airliner Cockpit which can be floated to the front and accessed by the real cockpit door.

If you’re considering shooting on a real aircraft then read this as it’ll highlight some of the pitfalls and where our cabin will save you money.

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20th February 2019

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18th February 2019

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16th February 2019

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13th February 2019

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13th February 2019

Grand day out. Film recce in Berkshire, then collect a JetRanger from Nottingham, deliver to engineers in Gloucester to be dismantled for shipping.. #ukfilm #alouettehelicopter #jetranger #crewlife https://t.co/sL22qAzzbc

13th February 2019

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12th February 2019

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7th February 2019

Mr Idris Elba Directed by Spike Jonze using both our full Tornado Jet and our studio cockpit. #ukfilm #filmproduction #TornadoFarewell #dailytornado #crewlife https://t.co/XJL6zCO5HW

6th February 2019

Day 17 of this 17 day independEnt and it’s a wrap! Thanks for coming so far and being such great guests. We’re certainly dreading the heating bill!! #AviationSets worth traveling for, sets worth waiting for! #ukfilm #filmproduction #crewlife #yourfirstsnow https://t.co/cA49aOmGDz

6th February 2019

So last week I think I made some claim to having 17 studio ready cockpits? Got me thinking... and adding up... It’s actually 23. All housed in a new 18,000 sq ft shoot space. If you need a cockpit for your #filmproduction then look no further. #ukfilm #Filmmaker #filmmaking https://t.co/KLSFK5jLV0

4th February 2019

Happy place. July. 31 degrees. Suncream. Lunch on the lawn. Open cockpit flying. #ukfilm #wingfriday #filmmaking #setlife #crewlife #filmmaker https://t.co/xgWejxM4hQ

1st February 2019

Filming on/in/around Airliners. The most common request we receive is that of a production wishing to film inside an airliner. Be that…
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