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Since When Do A320s Have The New Interior?  
User currently onlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2739 posts, RR: 2
Posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 9857 times:

Since when are A320s produced with the new interior?
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User currently offlinetztristar500 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1459 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 9686 times:

I believe the A320 series has been delivered with the Enhanced interior from MSN 3019 and on. A FlyNiki A319 that was delivered in March 2007 was the first with it.


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User currently onlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2739 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 9502 times:

Quoting tztristar500 (Reply 1):
I believe the A320 series has been delivered with the Enhanced interior from MSN 3019 and on. A FlyNiki A319 that was delivered in March 2007 was the first with it.

Ah ok. I thought it was a bit later (early 2009). Thanks



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User currently offlinePanAm788 From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 292 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 7958 times:

I'm a little bit confused as to A320 cabin differences. If anyone could educated me that'd be greatly appreciated!


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I'm aware this is the "original" A320 interior, found on, if I'm not mistaken, birds delivered from the 1980s to the mid 2000s.

Then there is this interior..


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I guess it is kind of an upgrade on the original. I don't think it is the enhanced interior, but it's definitely newer than the original. Was it ever the standard interior or just optional?

Finally, we have what I'm 99% sure is the new "enhanced interior"


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Are these three the only interiors for the A320? When was the original interior discontinued or can airlines still order it? I feel like I've been on some newish DL (former NW) A319s that still have the original interior. Sorry for all the questions, I've always wondered and I figured this was more or less an appropriate thread  



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User currently offlineatcsundevil From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 1229 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 7870 times:

The enhanced interior has lots of pretty blue lights. Other than that, it didn't really stand out as being much different. Not like the vast improvement from the old 737 interior to the Sky interior, at least in my opinion.

I flew a US 321 with the enhanced interior in early November 2008. It had just been delivered a few days before -- one of the first to go to US West. Very clean and not bad compared to other US interiors, but nothing to really write home about. From what I remember (and my memory sucks, so forgive me if I'm off), it kind of reminded me of an E-Jet interior. Clean modern lines and better lighting (LED I think) compared to the old 320 family interior.


User currently offlinezippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5540 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 7575 times:

Quoting PanAm788 (Reply 3):
Finally, we have what I'm 99% sure is the new "enhanced interior"

I notice the windows are rounded as compared to the standard A-320 cabin. Is this just a panel change as in the 737 "Sky Interior?" So are these windows smaller than the standard bearer? Someone mentioned this in regard to the sky interior 737's.




and here is a great shot of a Sky Interior 737-800 window for comparison.

http://i646.photobucket.com/albums/uu185/DAIHB11/CopyofPicture253.jpg



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User currently offlineatcsundevil From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 1229 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 7414 times:

Quoting zippyjet (Reply 5):

There's been no change to the physical size of the window itself on either the Boeing or the Airbus, just different molding on the interior panels. Changing the size of the window would be way more work than it's worth. That would only come with a complete redesign or clean sheet.


User currently offlineTupolevTu154 From Germany, joined Aug 2004, 2186 posts, RR: 28
Reply 7, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5673 times:

The overhead lockers are alot less heavy and clunky to open and close and the PSU's are different. Call bells, reading light fittings and buttons are different (as are the cabin sidewalls, which has already been mentioned). Generally it feels alot lighter and cleaner.


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User currently offlinebwaflyer From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 690 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5473 times:

Quoting TupolevTu154 (Reply 7):
The overhead lockers are alot less heavy and clunky to open and close and the PSU's are different. Call bells, reading light fittings and buttons are different (as are the cabin sidewalls, which has already been mentioned). Generally it feels alot lighter and cleaner.

I work on aircraft with all three versions, and the first two are the best designed. The latest version feels flimsy, the locker doors only close when the handle is lifted meaning passengers stand there repeatedly slamming the locker until a crew member shows them the trick, or the lock breaks (and we always seem to have at least one locker flying around waiting for a new lock on the newer aircraft!). Another design flaw is that the call bell buttons now are much easier to knock, so on disembarkation, as passengers stand up, several go off as people hit them with their heads.


User currently offlineEagleboy From Niue, joined Dec 2009, 1917 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5473 times:
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Quoting PanAm788 (Reply 3):
I'm a little bit confused as to A320 cabin differences. If anyone could educated me that'd be greatly appreciated!

An easy way to tell is the overhead locker handles, older versions had rectangular handles while the new interior has a more oval shaped metallic handle. In addition the locker doors are lighter.


User currently offlineDunaA320 From UK - England, joined Feb 2009, 616 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5377 times:

Quoting bwaflyer (Reply 8):
The latest version feels flimsy, the locker doors only close when the handle is lifted meaning passengers stand there repeatedly slamming the locker until a crew member shows them the trick, or the lock breaks (and we always seem to have at least one locker flying around waiting for a new lock on the newer aircraft!).

With you on this one, the repeated slamming of them tends to break the locks (from experience). I've heard a pax crush and split a locker door on the new interior bins.

I much prefer working on the aircraft with the newer interiors as they do give a bit more of a modern feeling onboard, also the lighting is alot better (less yellow looking)


User currently offlinegingersnap From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2010, 898 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5208 times:

Having flown both the original and latest cabin offerings...I can't say I notice much of a difference.

The only thing that stood out was the design of the light, call buttons along with the overhead bin handles.

Other than that, it was just a nice quiet Airbus.



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User currently offlineEagleboy From Niue, joined Dec 2009, 1917 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4503 times:
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I agree that the modern overhead lockers 'feel' more flimsy than on the early 2000's deliveries.

User currently offlinebwaflyer From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 690 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3672 times:

Quoting DunaA320 (Reply 10):
I much prefer working on the aircraft with the newer interiors as they do give a bit more of a modern feeling onboard, also the lighting is alot better (less yellow looking)

Me too, our A321s with the new interior have blue lighting along the handrails and mood lighting. Looks lush at night!


User currently offlinetztristar500 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1459 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3553 times:

Quoting PanAm788 (Reply 3):
Are these three the only interiors for the A320? When was the original interior discontinued or can airlines still order it? I feel like I've been on some newish DL (former NW) A319s that still have the original interior. Sorry for all the questions, I've always wondered and I figured this was more or less an appropriate thread

Frontier has all three of these and yes, these are the basic three interior variations for the A320 series. You are correct, this is the first interior.


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I believe sometime in late 2004 early 2005 between MSN 2318 and MSN 2392, the interior was slightly updated to your second one. The only change was slightly recontoured bin doors with new latches. This also corresponded with the introduction of the Enhanced CIDS. For those familiar with the A320 series, the most apparent part of this is the touchscreen Flight Attendant Panel near the L1 door entry.


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Beginning with MSN 3019 which is FlyNiki A319 delivered in March 2007, Airbus introduced the Enhanced Cabin which is your third pic. This included recontoured sidewalls and ceiling panels, larger overhead bins with deeper handrails and new latches, and completely redesigned PSIU panels with LED lighting.


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This is the standard interior from MSN 3019 and on and as far as I know, the other versions can no longer be ordered.



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