… in a word. No.
China Eastern have gone for a lovely Eurowhite with some branding on the newest of their fleet – an Airbus A350-900.
This is China Eastern’s first A350-900 – which will be split into a four-class cabin (which is rare for an A350-900). The breakdowns are:
- Four First Class seats – Thompson Vantage “Super Business” seats
- 36 business class seats – Thompson Vantage XL Seats
- 32 premium economy seats – Collins Aerospace
- 216 economy – Collins Aerospace
- Total in cabin: 288 seats
IFE is handled by a Panasonic Avionics ex3 solution. There will be Wi-Fi aboard (and as it’s a Chinese carrier, you can bet your connectivity will be routed via a Chinese server or three).
Twenty Airbus A350-900 aircraft are set to join the fleet between 2018 and 2022.
According to Airbus, the airline will initially operate the new aircraft on its domestic routes, followed by flights to international destinations.
So much Eurowhite. So much wow.
And yes. The plane is mostly Eurowhite. Eurowhite is so interesting on a plane. And there is so so much of it… not even a sign of cheat line or anything…
Almost as if you can rip the branding off and put a new branding on the next day.
Whilst Eurowhite has its benefits (such as reflecting heat), it really doesn’t show off an airline in any way well, even as airlines move from inspiring designs to… well… boring designs.
But China Eastern’s design is a whole level of …. white.
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