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C&D Zodiac Introduces A320 SmartBin Pivot Bins  
User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6586 posts, RR: 2
Posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3370 times:

This is old news from April, but I think I should share it here:
http://blog.apex.aero/cabin-interior...-smartbin-offered-retrofit-market/

Just as Heath Tecna has introduced Project Amber for the 737 and 757, C&D Zodiac is offering a similar package for the A320 series. It looks like C&D also wants Airbus to adopt the SmartBin on the A320neo.


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User currently offlineRoseflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9666 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3256 times:

I was wondering if Airbus was going to redesign the bins for the NEO. The 737NG with the Sky Interior wins in practical useable volume for rollaboard bags. By cubic feet, the pivot bins are smaller than the old shelf bins, but are shaped like a rectangle and more useful. I think the A320 really does need them since they have not kept pace with the sky interior bins.

You can say what you want about checked bag fees, and passenger in certain parts of the world bringing too much on board, but larger bins are always preferable for the airlines as they reduce the need to gate check bags and make boarding quicker, which translates to faster turn times.



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User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6586 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2802 times:

Quoting Roseflyer (Reply 1):
I was wondering if Airbus was going to redesign the bins for the NEO. The 737NG with the Sky Interior wins in practical useable volume for rollaboard bags. By cubic feet, the pivot bins are smaller than the old shelf bins, but are shaped like a rectangle and more useful. I think the A320 really does need them since they have not kept pace with the sky interior bins.

You can say what you want about checked bag fees, and passenger in certain parts of the world bringing too much on board, but larger bins are always preferable for the airlines as they reduce the need to gate check bags and make boarding quicker, which translates to faster turn times.

I personally agree that Airbus should include the SmartBin as standard on the A320neo. As stated, while the bins have less total volume than the standard shelf bins, they have more usable volume than the old bins. The same is true for the 737 Sky Interior.



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User currently offlineTod From Denmark, joined Aug 2004, 1729 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2379 times:

Just FYI

Heath Tecna is now part of Zodiac.


User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6586 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2289 times:

Quoting Tod (Reply 3):
Just FYI

Heath Tecna is now part of Zodiac.

Yes, but remains a separate division from C&D Zodiac.



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