The partial "cabin vision" mock-up that Airbus is using as the basis of the A350 XWB's interior is centred on the door two zone. Airbus says the design is intended to give the passenger an immediate impression of spaciousness upon entering the cabin because of the smooth, continuous, integrated design with enhanced lighting.
The cabin will presumeably be like the concept shown last March.
OA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 30014 posts, RR: 59
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 13056 times:
Quoting NorCal (Reply 6): Did they gloss the interior or something? Why is the plastic so shiny? This looks like the work of Ikea and not BMW
I guess it will look very different when it actually gets into service. These artist impressions are always wrong and look nothing like the real thing. If they got an airlines current Y class interior incl the exact colours then it may look more realistic.
Quoting Stitch,reply=11: So Airbus is following Boeing with the 747-8I and 787 by offering a large Door 2 entryway.
Whats the need of having leage doors, its not as if passengers stampede onto the aircraft, unless your on Ryanair (seriously!).
I am referring the the interior at Door 2, not the door itself. the 747-8I and 787 cabin mock-ups both have large, open areas in the cabin between Doors 2L and 2R to allow easier ingress and egress from Door 2L. I imagine (or at least hope) most airlines will not cram a galley there like they do now, which constricts movement.
Astuteman From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 10919 posts, RR: 97
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 12643 times:
Quoting EI321 (Thread starter): I think its very odd that Airbus chose to show this concept so soon before launching the WXB.
Quoting Cba (Reply 4): So will Airbus be aiming to have 9 abreast seating in the A350XBW? The model above looks to be the standard 2-4-2 eight abreast, so I'm assuming the XWB will seat 9 across in a 777-type layout?
This weeks hard-copy Flight International carries a story which says that current -XWB cabin architecture visions are being displayed in an "old" A350 mock-up (as in "narrow"), whilst the factory works on the finishing touches of a true -XWB mock-up, due to be complete in 2-3 months.
I've trawled Flightglobal, but can't find an electronic link. Sorry.
RedFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4494 posts, RR: 26
Reply 20, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 11280 times:
Quoting Stitch (Reply 11): So Airbus is following Boeing with the 747-8I and 787 by offering a large Door 2 entryway.
Quoting Stitch (Reply 13): I am referring the the interior at Door 2, not the door itself. the 747-8I and 787 cabin mock-ups both have large, open areas in the cabin between Doors 2L and 2R to allow easier ingress and egress from Door 2L. I imagine (or at least hope) most airlines will not cram a galley there like they do now, which constricts movement.
Has any airliner interior mock-up EVER come to fruition? Let's face it: these are intended to put the interior in the most positive light (literally and figuratively), much like home designers are brought in to enhance the appearance of model homes. In real service, the genuine article never looks like nor has the functionality (or should I say "disfunctionality") of the mock-up.