Airbus is adding its A320 aircraft to the Airspace family cabin family, following the A330neo and A350.
Airspace interiors feature a number of common cabin elements which Airbus says will provide tangible benefits to passengers and differentiation to airlines.
Improvements to the interior include:
- The “Airspace Bin”, improved overhead storage that allows eight, instead of five bags, per four-frame bin, and accommodates bigger and heavier bags stowed vertically
- Ceiling lighting that features variable lighting features
- New sidewall panels that mean one more inch at shoulder level for the passenger at the window
- New lavatory design that features coloured mood lighting, anti-bacterial coatings, automatic aroma dispenser, sound and optional touchless options. No word on space whether the bathrooms are larger or smaller (A320 bathroom at the front are especially tiny).
Airbus also says that the Coloured LED Lighting, uses 16.4 million colour options to create a personalized in-flight experience at 30,000 feet throughout the cabin.
Passengers will also appreciate the modular IFE platform with overhead video and in-seat audio/video on-demand, as well as the provision for in-seat power, wireless flexible connectivity and mobile telephony (GSM on board).
The full Airspace Interior package is targeted for 2020 and will retrofit to the current hardware.
N.B. Image credit: Airbus