A350 Interior by BMW DesignWorks
The Airbus A350 passenger jet entered 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 are 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.
Well before the aircraft's introduction, at the 2006 Aircraft Interiors
Expo in Hamburg, Airbus showed off 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," Hunter says.
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