Airbus were going great guns at Airbus Interiors Expo – as well as the underbelly bed idea, a concept for premium seating appeared – the Day and Night concept for the A350.
What’s the idea behind this concept?
Utilisation of space in the premium cabins – as we know – is a presume as airlines develop doored seats and different solutions for their high paying customers. So the question is how could space be utilised better?
We know suites have found favour aboard planes with this suit offering up to 3.4m2 of private space – equivalent to what’s offered in the market.
It features two separate areas: a ‘day’ living zone, and a private quiet ‘night’ environment. The day zone is against the windows, whist the night zone is in the centre of the cabin.
In terms of capacity – this product appears to be implemented in groups of four units being installed at once to maximise the space.
The day living part comprises a premium seat, a dining and working table and a personal screen. An adjustable partition allows the enclosure to be shared with a partner. It’s important to note that the concept for “Day” has not been fixed yet – and could be heavily customised by a customer
The night zone is noise-insulated and features a full-height enclosed suite with a comfortable 2m long real bed, individual storage and a personal In Flight Entertainment screen. This setting seems to be much more defined as a sleeping module.
So, dividing and personalising the space and making it a restful and premium space to be.
Currently, Day and Night is being developed by Airbus Interiors Services – a subsidiary of Airbus (and was launched last year at Aircraft Interiors Expo) that deals with interiors – in terms of upgrades, tailored solutions, space optimisation and so on.
If a green light is given by an airline, the interiors can be delivered initially for the A350XWB and the A380 in a period between 18-24 months.
Whilst the design was nominated for a Crystal Cabin Award (that was won by another product), it offers a different spin on the first class seat – and how to use the space to give passengers.
Will we see it fly? We’ll see…
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