Benefitting passengers and airlines alike
With the passenger at heart and the airline in mind, Airbus continuously develops the proven A330 cabin to keep it modern and comfortable, while offering the highest possible cost-efficiency. Airbus’ cabin design office also delivers safety enhancements, reliability improvements and new design standards, that all contribute to airline cost saving.
A typical three-class arrangement for the A330-200 seats 247 passengers – with business, premium economy and comfort economy. The longer-fuselage A330-300 accommodates 277 passengers in a three-class layout. The A330neo will feature up to 10 more seats as a result of cabin innovations that optimize the cabin without impacting seat comfort.
A330neo: Launching Airspace by Airbus
Continuing the A330 Family’s reputation for continuous improvement, Airbus is bringing together the best in cabin innovation and design to launch its new Airspace by Airbus philosophy with the A330neo (new engine option). With Airspace by Airbus, the company is connecting its commitment to passenger well-being and airline operational performance.
Airspace by Airbus encompasses the four key dimensions – comfort, ambience, services and design – and is inspired by the cabin of its widebody sibling: the A350 XWB.
Airspace by Airbus cabins will be more relaxing, inspiring, beautiful and functional – stimulating a unique and leading passenger experience, while creating a flexible canvas for airlines to enhance their brands.
Through innovative uses of cabin space, A330neo passengers will benefit from more personal space, including increased legroom, stress-free boarding and deplaning, and convenient baggage storage. Innovations for the A330neo will include reduced size and number of seat electronic boxes (SEB) and bigger overhead stowage bins. This Airbus widebody jetliner will allow for a variety of seating configurations – from high comfort 4-abreast premium classes to more efficient high-density layouts – and standard economy class offers unrivalled comfort with Airbus’ 18-inch wide seat standard.
Smart monument solutions like Space-Flex, Smart-Lavs and the new segregated lower-deck mobile crew-rest available on the A330neo will allow even more efficient use of the aircraft’s volume and length’s thus allowing airlines the flexibility to add seat pitch, more recline space for passengers, and seats without compromising on passenger’s comfort.
First impressions count and the A330neo’s new entrance area will welcome passengers aboard with customizable ceiling panels. The cabin is further enhanced by the application of full-color LED (light emitting diode) technology for reading lights, passenger information signs, cabin signs and ambient lighting – delivering better illumination and longer operating lifetimes at lower maintenance costs. Passengers also benefit from the quietest cabin in its class onboard the A330neo. These upgrades combine to enhance not just the feeling of space, but create real space for A330neo passengers.
Passengers onboard the new A330neo cabin can enjoy a truly connected world with line-fit connectivity and the very latest in entertainment products with 4th-generation high-definition in-flight entertainment (IFE). Innovations in this latest generation include larger screens with full-HD capability, high-bandwidth fibre optics, simplified installation, as well as weight and space saving.
The latest A330 cabin upgrades also position the aircraft to accommodate new developments of system connectivity – with the platform ready to support wireless content streaming from passenger-owned devices and future broadband satellite communication technologies.
Cabin crew in the A330neo will benefit, too. The A330neo’s state-of-the-art digital cabin management system, called CIDS (cabin intercommunication data system), is being upgraded for the A330neo and will feature the same flight attendant panel as on the A350 XWB. This provides for the control of cabin lighting, heating, announcements and other cabin-related tasks through a touch-screen panel that is quick, simple and intuitive, contributing to fast airport turnarounds and maximising aircraft utilisation.
The A330neo cabin offers a sophisticated, flexible canvas onto which the wide variety of A330 customers will be able to project their own brand. Appearance and functionality blend seamlessly to create an Airbus aircraft family feel and design language – a style which is applied to all Airspace by Airbus cabins.
Straight lines, clean shapes and clear surfaces provide a timeless foundation that is both contemporary and memorable. Airbus’ signature details and iconic elements complete the design of the new A330neo cabins – and help create the unique passenger experience.
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Did you know?
- With more than 1,500 total bookings since its launch by Airbus, the A330 is a global success
- The A330’s top 10 customers have ordered this highly-reliable jetliner an average of 8.5 times
- An A330 aircraft takes off or lands somewhere in the world every 20 seconds
- Over 1.6 billion passengers have flown on an A330, representing a daily average of 500,000-plus people
- The global A330 fleet has accumulated over 32 million flight hours on more than 7 million flights