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DAY 32

DAY 32

SIT BACK AND RELAX WITH AIRBUS

How cabin innovations have improved passenger experience

Over the past 50 years, the needs of airlines and passengers alike have hugely evolved: from a luxury that only a few could afford, to today, when air travel is a vital part of many people’s lives.

And with several houses’ worth of floorspace, aircraft cabin designers have a wide canvas on which to respond to changing trends.

And as this gallery of our comfort-seeking cabin interiors over the decades shows, Airbus has always championed passenger comfort, making it part of commercial aircraft design from conception...

A300B Passenger Cabin

1974

The A300, the first Airbus widebody twin-aisle aircraft, offered new levels of comfort

1982  

1982

A320/Interieur/2  

1988

A340/Interieur/20834

1993

The A340 combined the ability to fly ultra-long range with the most comfortable experience, featuring the quietest cabin in the sky

1994  

1994

2007  

2007

2018

2018

The A350 XWB benefits from the most modern cabin, delivering new standards of comfort and leading to the Airspace brand

2018  

2018

2018  

2018

2020

2020

The first A320neo featuring an Airspace cabin is set to enter into service in 2020. With its unique ambience, great comfort, convenient services and smart design, this is the future of Airbus interiors and improved passenger experience.

In March 2016 Airbus’ progress in cabin comfort achieved new heights, with the launch of Airspace.

Airspace is a new brand of cabin designed by Airbus to bring a consistent passenger experience, regardless of aircraft model or flight duration.

Airspace bases cabin experience and innovation on four main pillars: ambiance, comfort, services and design.

Airbus was the first manufacturer to introduce full LED ambient lighting as a factory fit option – now widely adopted across the air transport industry. Today, it’s possible to fit mood lighting on all Airbus aircraft, choosing from a palette of more than 16 million colours to orchestrate lighting scenarios that can reduce jetlag on long-haul flights and improve passenger wellbeing.

Airbus also pioneered in reducing cabin noise. The A350XWB, for example, can be up to 9dB quieter than other long-haul aircraft – the equivalent of having only one loudspeaker in a room instead of four.

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