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Cabin Of The Future, Airbus (Pictures)  
User currently offlineENU From Netherlands, joined Nov 2006, 1166 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 10 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 13568 times:

Airbus released some pictures of the future A350/380 cabin. Unfortunately, I can't deep-link them here, but this is the link. Spacious and quiet!

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User currently offlineSandroZRH From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 3424 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 13397 times:

Looks amazing! Those windows look huge, optical illusion or will these windows indeed be a lot larger?

User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30437 posts, RR: 84
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 13317 times:
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Looks a good deal like what Boeing is using to show-off the 787 and 747-8I.

Now if only the airlines would buy them...  Smile


User currently offlineCaptainsimon From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2006, 127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 13301 times:

It look good in the pictures, but will it age well with hundreds of people touching and using it every day.

User currently offlineHloutweg From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 212 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 13210 times:

These pictures are already a bit old. Over a year old. They are one of the highlights at Airbus's Cabin Showroom in their website. You can also see videos of their concept cabin at this link: http://www.airbus.com/cabin-showroom/preview/index.jsp?article=0
(select the links, "passenger at heart" and "cabin vision")

BMW Designworks helped in designing this fresh arrangement which I think, it's still to be updated for the A350XWB. These pictures date back to the original A350, but I bet we'll se something similiar, yet different on the XWB.



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User currently offlinePYP757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 148 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 13197 times:

Looks nice, but I doubt any of the operators will adopt this beautiful layout, if it is like with the A380. I was very disappointed to see the layout on the SQ A380: no bar, no lounge area, just a lot of seats to maximize profit. I wonder what's the point showing all these beautiful futuristic images when there is no chance they will ever materialize!

User currently offlineHloutweg From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 212 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 10 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 12590 times:

They do materializa in some customers. I bet Virgin Atlantic will for sure equal or beat Airbus' own example of a cabin. We just have to be patienent till someone comes out with an ultra luxury cabin. Perhaps Etihad and Emirates could give us a surprise. Besides, with the seating in SIA's A380 first class, you don't really need a bar to get your drink, it comes to you.


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User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6425 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (6 years 10 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 12560 times:

I have generally preferred Boeing's interiors over Airbus' in the past. I am sure that most people will agree that the Boeing Signature Interior (777-style) is a nicer interior than the Airbus A330/A340 interior. The A330/A340 interior was refreshed in the early 2000s, but still doesn't quite have the spacious feel of the Boeing Signature Interior.

However, this concept for the A350 interior looks like Airbus is trying to win back the title for the preferred aircraft interior. It looks like Airbus is taking Boeing's idea of using pivot bins rather than shelf bins. The 787 (and 747-8i) will also offer a new interior, and can be seen at Boeing's 787 website.



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User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 8, posted (6 years 10 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 12523 times:

Is it an airplane or is it a disco? I really do wonder what the interiors of the next generation airliners will look like in ""real life""?

User currently offlineBlueSkys From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 10 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 11778 times:

Quoting Hloutweg (Reply 6):
you don't really need a bar to get your drink, it comes to you.

I Agree, since the days of smoking have long gone, the need for a centre of social get together have long gone....

I think the airlines should have a smoking section and a bar on long range flights.. perhaps in the lower level... Good ventilation and all that of course. I know its against regs but it could work theoretically.

BTW i am a non smoker, but the social atmosphere associated with smokers is something i miss indoors and on flights.


User currently offlineQantas787 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (6 years 10 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 11308 times:

Quoting BlueSkys (Reply 9):
the social atmosphere associated with smokers is something i miss indoors and on flights.

I am quite sure you are pulling our legs.


User currently offlinePlanenutzTB From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 256 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (6 years 10 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 10978 times:

I don't see anything in these photos that justifies the OP's comment the "cabin of the future." Looks like same old same old to me.


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User currently offlineTWAtwaTWA From United States of America, joined May 2006, 141 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 10 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 10502 times:

Quoting BlueSkys (Reply 9):
Good ventilation and all that of course. I know its against regs but it could work theoretically.

You are truly dreaming if you think there is a chance that smoking has a chance of returning to commercial aviation.

Let's go over just a few reasons off the top of my head....(1) Public awareness of personal and second-hand smoke has changed dramatically in the past couple of decades. (2) Neither the public or any regulating body would stand for such a change. (3) Airlines would lose dramatic business if they ever offered smoking again.



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User currently offlineFlyDreamliner From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2759 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (6 years 10 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 9670 times:

i don't think removing center bins is a terribly practical idea.... the Boeing Signature retract into the ceiling idea seems pretty solid... either that or bins that can retract further up - above reach, by remote control... but not having them like in those pictures, seems problematic. i was kind of sad A380 kept a more or less A330/340 style interior instead of going more for a Boeing Signature style retractable bin setup.


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User currently offlineDTW757 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1552 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (6 years 10 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 9495 times:

Isn't that "blue" lighting already being used. I flew two A330's both which were delivered this year and they have the blue lighting.


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User currently offline707lvr From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 582 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (6 years 10 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 8849 times:

I'm with Dutchjet (Reply #8.) Furthermore, I predict that this mood lighting business is going to be a huge flop on both the 380 and the 787. Think about it - how irritated do you already get when someone else messes with your lights, like at the movies, in the classroom, in jail? Every color that exists, too dim to too bright, and you can't leave. Yikes.

User currently offlineParabolica From Spain, joined Mar 2006, 85 posts, RR: 14
Reply 16, posted (6 years 10 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 8794 times:

Thank you for posting these.

The bottom picture looks like some kind of lounge type club in Amsterdam or here in Barcelona. Is that really appropriate for an environment that will be, after all, a crowded circular waiting room? The 787 is almost as guilty of trying to be a disco as this as well. I am so bored with Modernism, and annoyed with the seeming immortality of late 60's, early 70's interior design themes. This was cool on the 707 concept interior, in 1959.

How about an airliner interior that looks more homey, maybe even warm? Some colour perhaps? Dare I say, natural materials? No, of course not. That would look like the interior of a 50's Constellation, and no one wants that.

My design 2 cents.

P



oh please let there never be cell phones in airliners...
User currently offlineKrisYYZ From Canada, joined Nov 2004, 1590 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (6 years 10 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 8515 times:

Looks nice!! The walls seem to have a significant amount of curvature, perhaps that is what make the windows appear so large.

The overhead bins do seem very B777-ish.

KrisYYZ


User currently offline2000first From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (6 years 10 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 8283 times:

FlyDreamliner.....

... if you look at all the different pictures available of the A380 interior, you will see some of the cabins on the planes already flying have the usual Airbus "shelf" bins, while others have the Boeing style "drop down" bins. I think this is just to illustrate that both are available, and how they look in the cabin.

Hopefully most airlines will opt for the drop down bins, as these considerably increase headroom, and the feeling of general spaciousness.

interstingly, has anyone noticed that airbus have had drop down option for the center bins for years? Hardly any airlines have installed them from waht i can gather. does anyone know why this is?


User currently offlinePanman From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Aug 1999, 790 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 10 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 5203 times:

With regards to the windows. The windows themselves (the outer pane - the one on the fuselage) look the same size. The scratch panels (the inner pane - the one you breathe on and bump your nose/forehead on) look huge.

The blue lighting referred to is a customer option really and is just a strip of LED's that change colour. I have removed them when taking off ceiling panels on aircraft in the hangar when we have done work on third party 767s.


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