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.

Should you require more of a long haul look then we split these two and drop a third in the middle giving that 3-aisle-4-aisle-3 interior configuration. In economy fit we can get 10 rows of seats in, giving 60 passenger seats in narrow body and 100 passenger seats in wide body. 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 [link] 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 [link] as it’ll highlight some of the pitfalls and where our cabin will save you money.

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New fleet addition! A rather spectacular 1970’s HS125 exec jet cockpit. On a trailer for easy transport, cockpit windows float for camera as do rear sections. Call for details! #ukfilm #hs125 #aircraftfilming #avgeek #avgeeks https://t.co/ZB8rl8SaBW

4th December 2018

Both bf108s together, G-OTME & G-ETME s/no 197 & 274. Some engineering templating going on over the next couple of months to get G-OTME over the finish line. #bf108, #me108, #avgeek, #avgeeks https://t.co/jXF4Z6vd6M

1st December 2018

RT @smeebatics: Running is futile! ⁦⁦@testpilotjim⁩ ‘s Dad on my heels in the ⁦@HurricaneR4118⁩ machine. #ThrowbackThursday https://t.co/Do…

30th November 2018

RT @AwardsDarwin: Before GoPros there was the GoBro. https://t.co/AtlsmqR06A

30th November 2018

@smeebatics⁩ leading the BBMF at Fairford in the Bf108. Was that160 mph or knots? #ThrowbackThursday, #avgeeks, #avgeek, #bf108 https://t.co/gZwxSC6TcE

29th November 2018

Arh, happy memories of sunny days with you holding your BUTX close to me... #avgeek, #avgeeks, #bf108, me108 https://twitter.com/smeebatics/status/1068144002397073409

29th November 2018

Mr McIntyre making a complete joke of one of our sets... https://twitter.com/McInTweet/status/1066009904471859200

26th November 2018

Had a weekend test fitting for the Bf108. We’re going to steal an idea from a German example. Original instruments but with a modern stack of EFIS and radios hidden in the glove boxes. Found an original set of Messerschmitt lap straps for refurb! #avgeek #avgeeks #bf108 #me108 https://t.co/6cFqNnbmf7

19th November 2018

Nice to be part of something nice. Our second Starship 1 build of the year! Still a few weeks left if you want to be the hattrick? #ukfilm John Lewis & Partners Christmas Ad 2018 - #EltonJohnLewis 🎹 https://youtu.be/mNbSgMEZ_Tw via @YouTube

15th November 2018

Book a great looking helicopter for your Production and the soundtrack comes for free! #ukfilm #alouette #jets⁠ ⁠ #avgeek #avgeeks #helicopter #setlife #Filmmaking #haaf https://t.co/ko1j9hDfGP

13th November 2018

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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Published 03.01.2012 by simon

It's often the case that a production will wish to change the appearance of an aircraft to be used in…
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Published 17.09.2011 by simon