Airbus brings four dimensions to Airspace

  • Magazine Feature Article
  • 16MEIP06_13
Published June 01, 2016 by SAE International in United States
  • English

As Airbus looks to launch new-engine option (neo) aircraft, it has announced it is also launching a new cabin brand it calls “Airspace by Airbus.” In essence, Airbus is hoping that its Airspace will enhance the passenger experience just as the new engines will enhance the airlines' bottom line due to efficiency increases.

Culminating in what Airbus describes as “the best of [its] cabin innovation and design,” Airspace offers “a flexible canvas as a back-drop to enhance the airlines' own brands.” The new cabin is being touted as offering a more relaxing and functional environment for the passenger while optimizing space utilization. It will be launched with the A330neo wide-body airliner, which is inspired by the cabin of its in-service sibling, the A350 XWB.