Efficient cabin design
The A350 XWB cabin is sized to fit market evolutions, with three members in the family offering flexibility to match comfort and traffic evolutions. The A350's new extra wide fuselage ensures maximum comfort for both passengers and crew while guaranteeing operators the optimum revenue potential and operating efficiency with all three versions of this new-generation jetliner: the A350-800, -900 and -1000.
With the maximum 220-inch interior cross-section, these A350 Family members have five more inches of cabin width than competing aircraft, and accommodate up to 30 additional seats. The A350 XWB crew rests, located overhead in the crown area, have no impact on revenue space – whether cargo or passenger – and contribute to the efficiency of the A350 XWB cabin.
With its brand new fuselage cross section, the A350 XWB provides passengers with superior comfort in all classes. The combination of cabin spaciousness, wide seats, and innovative moodlighting creates a unique feeling of well-being and ensures that all passengers arrive refreshed and relaxed.
Passenger experience is further enhanced by the next generation HD in-flight entertainment, wireless internet and Smartphone connectivity available on the A350 XWB. Welcome on board!
The seating flexibility offered in the A350 XWB’s Economy Class begins with a baseline nine-abreast configuration. This baseline configuration offers Economy Class passengers 18” seat width, as on any other Airbus aircraft. Premium Economy is created in an eight-abreast arrangement, while 10-abreast seating is available for high-density layouts. Business Class from 4 to 8 abreast seating offers exclusive comfort levels and enables even the most innovative full flat seats to be installed. The First Class cabin allows for a full range of accommodations – including the private mini-suites.
Large overhead bins meet travellers’ needs for additional carry-on space, enabling economy class passengers to stow one standard roller bag plus a large personal item, while the business class overhead stowage accommodates two roller bags per passenger. The spacious A350 XWB cabin is given a brighter, more airy feel with its large windows, which are the widestof any jet-liner.
Airbus is applying the latest technology in energy-efficient LED (light-emitting diode) mood lighting on the A350 XWB. This enables the cabin ambience to be tailored to each airline’s own identity, as well as creating day and nighttime illumination that helps the body adapt to jetlag on long-range flights. The Airbus innovations also include accent lighting for overhead stowage bins, windows, cabin dividers and in the ceiling, along with the capability to project special effects onto the ceiling.
Airbus is continuing its tradition of setting the standards in terms of passengers’ well-being with the A350 XWB. Pure cabin air ensures comfort and health, thanks to its filtering systems and a change of cabin air every two to three minutes; while the lower cabin pressure of 6,000 ft. cabin altitude provides for increased well-being. The environment is enhanced by precise air management with draft free environment, homogeneous temperature and multiple temperature zones for precise adjustments.
Crew rest areas
The A350 XWB provides functional rest areas for cockpit and cabin crews without reducing revenue passenger seating. The XWB’s extra wide fuselage allows for optimised rest area options on long-range flights for cockpit and cabin crews, offering facilities that are truly private – and which do not reduce the number of revenue-generating passenger seats available to airline operators.
Crew rest zones are situated in the aircraft’s crown above the main cabin level, with their staircase access directly integrated into the A350’s galleys.
The rest area for flight crews is located immediately aft of the cockpit. Its staircase access is separated from the passenger cabin by a secure door, which creates a quiet and protected zone including a dedicated floor-level lavatory for pilots. The overhead rest area has two bunk beds, along with a seated work station. For cabin crew, a rest facility in the A350 XWB’s rear fuselage accommodates up to eight bunks. It includes a full-height standing area, providing a comfortable zone that allows crews to prepare and dress more easily.
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Did you know?
- The advanced wing design of the A350 XWB offers an optimized cruise speed of Mach 0.85
- The A350 XWB Crew Rest Areas are above offering secure and private space the cabin, with no impact on the cabin.
The A350 XWB will be the first Airbus to be over 50% composite