A350 interior by BMW Designworks
The Airbus A350 passenger jet is due to enter service in 2010. Available
in two different versions, the A350-800, which can accept 253 passengers
in three classes, and the A350-900 which can handle up to 300 passenger,
also in three different classes. Both versions will be controlled
by fly-by-wire systems and promise lower maintenance costs and better
fuel economy. Useful when you can cover up to 8,800 nautical miles
in one trip.
At the 2006 Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Airbus is due to show
a mockup of an A350 interior designed by BMW Designworks. The stylish
cabin has some interesting features which are designed to relax the
passengers and save space. There is also a cool mood lighting feature
which can project images like the night sky or clouds onto the ceiling.
A350 chief engineer Dougie Hunter says, “In the entrance area there
is a dome that that gives us the feeling of spaciousness or openness
in the cabin and configured for whatever mood you want to generate,”
Airbus has also improved the overhead bin design to increase their
volume. “The number of bags that can be accommodated in the centre
bin of the business area will be two standard roller bags per passenger,”
says Hunter. “The economy bins can take one standard roller bag per
Airbus will reveal more information on the BMW Designworks interior
for the A350 after the Hamburg show in April.