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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So today we’ve been mainly cutting a JetRanger in half. Longways. They build ‘em tough.. #ukfilm #filmproduction #bell206 #jetranger #actionvehicle https://t.co/tqJQBwtJcQ

13th January 2021

Back to work with a trio of Jettys! A flying example, one for the studio and one for the crash scene. Everything gets painted to match and we make the crashed one a little more complete. Coming to a Feature Film near you soon! #bell206 #ukfilm #filmproduction https://t.co/Pwtm3CT64L

29th December 2020

Off to collect a crashed helicopter but seriously considering a divert. Looks like a fun place... https://t.co/S2wPRopNJh

29th December 2020

Look what Santa left under the tree! New fleet addition. Not a studio set this time but a real flying one. Thanks to Andy at Europlane Sales (http://www.europlanesales.com) for making it so easy.. #md500 https://t.co/7pYZYHGNA1

28th December 2020

Deserted airliner walkthrough, can you guess the type? Big reveal at the end! #ukfilm #filmproduction #airliner https://t.co/LTd5Mm7Qll

28th December 2020

RT @BoardingPassRO: Niciodată nu e prea târziu pentru ultimul zbor! 🎥: Daniel Gonzalez https://t.co/RLETa8UBv9

24th December 2020

RT @WarnerBrosUK: He’s back. Chris Pine returns as Steve Trevor in #WonderWoman1984. See it in selected cinemas now! https://t.co/PtVtIbTRE2

24th December 2020

What a lovely way to end the year. Well done Danny ⁦@realsfx⁩, total star! https://t.co/i5Jyv3sDO9

22nd December 2020

RT @CardiffLocalTV: The family behind film company @realsfx and charity @DreamsWishesOrg have teamed up to make Cardiff's most festive hous…

22nd December 2020

Another day, another dollar (every .6 of a second or thereabouts..) #vintagehelicopter #seaking #s61 https://t.co/khRpSyG3Ry

17th December 2020

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