European plane manufacturer Airbus will be launching a new cabin design, called Airspace by Airbus. The design will deliver enhanced passenger comfort by using new technologies it has recently developed.
The new cabin concept will be rolled out in the new A330neo jet, which is expected to go into service next year.
The cabin is designed around comfort, ambience, service, and design, said Airbus.The planemaker borrows some elements already used in the A350 XWB.
It has wide seats in Economy Class (18 inches), larger overhead storage bins, roomier bathrooms with antibacterial surfaces, unobstructed space under seats, and LED ambient lighting.
On the sidewalls, the areas surrounding the windows are beveled to give the illusion of more space. The lighting, which can be found in the A350 XWB, is designed to help mitigate jet lag by cycling through various colour temperatures, which helps adjust the body’s sleep-wake cycle – crucial in long-haul travel. A common design language is used throughout the plane, to tie everything together, sources said.