Luminary’s bar and “chable” on the Today Show – A3 by Airbus continues to make progress with the modular aircraft


MELFA, Va. and SAN JOSE, Ca. – A project that sounded like futuristic dreams just a few months ago is now starting to take shape. A3 by Airbus is pushing ahead with the development of its exchangeable aircraft modules that range from bars to children’s play areas. Based on the current plan, airlines would be able to switch out individual modules in less than an hour. The program’s progress has attracted a significant amount of news coverage, most recently on the Today show, where correspondent Jeff Rossen talked to A3’s project lead Jason Chua: Today Show – A3 Module.

As previously reported, Luminary built a number of components for the initial prototype, including the bar module and parts of the gym module. They can be seen in the video starting at 2:30.

More information about this project can be found at or on Twitter at @flytranspose.

LAG Bar Module on Today Show

The A3 bar module built by Luminary. Source:














A³ by Airbus (“A-cubed”) is the advanced projects and partnerships outpost of Airbus in Silicon Valley, with a mission to disrupt Airbus and the rest of the aerospace industry before someone else does. For more information, please visit and follow the conversation on Twitter at @airbussv.



Luminary Air Group is based at Accomack County Airport in Melfa, Va. The company designs, manufactures, and installs a wide range of aircraft products through its three product lines: Flight Environments (Cabin Insulation/Noise Reduction), ADMI (Special Mission Interiors), and Luminary Interiors (Cabinets, Seating and Upholstery). In addition, Luminary offers engineering and program management services.



David Lumgair
Managing Partner