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Cabin Of The Future, Airbus (Pictures)

Sat Sep 15, 2007 12:32 am

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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RE: Cabin Of The Future, Airbus (Pictures)

Sat Sep 15, 2007 1:02 am

Looks amazing! Those windows look huge, optical illusion or will these windows indeed be a lot larger?
 
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RE: Cabin Of The Future, Airbus (Pictures)

Sat Sep 15, 2007 1:13 am

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
 
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RE: Cabin Of The Future, Airbus (Pictures)

Sat Sep 15, 2007 1:15 am

It look good in the pictures, but will it age well with hundreds of people touching and using it every day.
 
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RE: Cabin Of The Future, Airbus (Pictures)

Sat Sep 15, 2007 1:25 am

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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RE: Cabin Of The Future, Airbus (Pictures)

Sat Sep 15, 2007 1:27 am

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!
 
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RE: Cabin Of The Future, Airbus (Pictures)

Sat Sep 15, 2007 7:33 am

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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RE: Cabin Of The Future, Airbus (Pictures)

Sat Sep 15, 2007 7:41 am

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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RE: Cabin Of The Future, Airbus (Pictures)

Sat Sep 15, 2007 7:45 am

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""?
 
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RE: Cabin Of The Future, Airbus (Pictures)

Sat Sep 15, 2007 10:10 am

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.
 
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RE: Cabin Of The Future, Airbus (Pictures)

Sat Sep 15, 2007 10:46 am

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.
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RE: Cabin Of The Future, Airbus (Pictures)

Sat Sep 15, 2007 11:14 am

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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RE: Cabin Of The Future, Airbus (Pictures)

Sat Sep 15, 2007 11:59 am

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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RE: Cabin Of The Future, Airbus (Pictures)

Sat Sep 15, 2007 1:24 pm

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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RE: Cabin Of The Future, Airbus (Pictures)

Sat Sep 15, 2007 1:44 pm

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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RE: Cabin Of The Future, Airbus (Pictures)

Sat Sep 15, 2007 3:02 pm

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.
 
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RE: Cabin Of The Future, Airbus (Pictures)

Sat Sep 15, 2007 3:09 pm

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.

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RE: Cabin Of The Future, Airbus (Pictures)

Sat Sep 15, 2007 3:43 pm

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.

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RE: Cabin Of The Future, Airbus (Pictures)

Sat Sep 15, 2007 4:07 pm

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?
 
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RE: Cabin Of The Future, Airbus (Pictures)

Sat Sep 15, 2007 9:55 pm

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.