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Airbus Interiors Services

Helping airlines “make a difference” with their cabins

Airbus Interiors Services, an Airbus subsidiary, is dedicated to creating innovative products and solutions for aircraft interiors – with the primary goals of improving airline revenues, as well as enhancing the overall passenger experience.

The subsidiary was established as a full complement to Airbus Upgrade, in extending the current cabin upgrade.

When it comes to cabin differentiation, it’s all about the services.

Airbus believes the only way to achieve cabin differentiation in a short lead time is through close coordination with the customer, to identify needs, propose solutions and subsequently work together to determine the best compromises when necessary. 

With more than 9,000 aircraft in service worldwide and 600-plus deliveries each year, Airbus must focus on mainstream developments – so it is Airbus Interiors Services that focuses on the specific demands of customers and ensures the close proximity needed for success. 

A full range of solutions for customers

Airbus Interiors Services’ 120 employees have built their experience on the design and production of cabin modifications using integrated processes, developed with short lead times and in close proximity with customers. 

The subsidiary – which has three lines of business: tailored equipment, upgrade solutions and innovative products – is a unique player in the global upgrade market, offering solutions and standards under the existing Design Organisation Approval (DOA) for all Airbus jetliners. 

For airlines, it means that:

  • their support is centralised to Airbus support organization as any other Airbus development;
  • they benefit an Updated Technical Publication and the guaranty that the Extended Service Goal capability is preserved. It’s coherent with all Services by Airbus.

Tailored equipment

The “Day & Night” concept sets new standards for more efficient service, reliability and simplicity.

Airbus Interiors Services engineers and produces a large scope of tailored equipment in order to fix specific customer issues. These monuments – which are quickly produced in small quantities – include galleys, linings, partitions, bar, changing room, toilets and more. 

For premium areas, the subsidiary also has developed an innovative “Day & Night” concept featuring two separate spaces – a “Day” living zone and a private, quite “Night” environment – for a more exclusive passenger experience aloft. 

The “Night” zone features a full-height enclosed suite with comfortable bed, individual storage and personal screen; while the “Day” living part comprises a premium seat, dining and working table, and personal screen.

Upgrade solutions

Airbus Interiors Services partners with major connectivity providers to expand Airbus’ offerings in customised communication and in-flight entertainment retrofit solutions.

Airbus Interiors Services offers upgrade solutions for cabin and systems when there is a particular need. 

An upgrade solution is delivered to customers as a kit and installation instructions (service bulletins), with related Airbus services included as well. These solutions are in the field of cabin equipment, as well as cabin systems (including cabin video surveillance, passenger power supply and other technologies). 

Innovative products

Airbus’ Central Ceiling Stowage (CCS) combines ergonomic bins with convenient stowage and pleasing aesthetics.

Airbus Interiors Solutions values the feedback of its customers, and integrates their ideas and inputs when developing new products that will benefit the full community of Airbus operators. 

These products are part of the Airbus cabin portfolio, and include such innovations as the Central Ceiling Stowage (CCS) for A319, A320 and A321 “classic cabins” – which provides extra space in the ceiling; and a dedicated Electronic Flight Bag mounting device for the A350 XWB cockpit. 

Related publications

  • FAST A380 Special Edition / November 2016
    - Operational versatility of the A380
    - The solution for airlines and airports
    - Pilots at the controls of the A380
    - Passenger experience
    - Ensuring the best A380 cabins
    - Innovative systems and aircraft design
    - Capability and profitability enhancements
    - Service packages to optimise operations
    - Field representatives

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