Economy seats in the new Airspace by Airbus are 18 inches wide. The lighting in the cabin can be changed to reflect the time of day. Overhead bins will fit five suitcases.

MIAMI — Airbus has launched its latest cabin concept branded “Airspace,” which will debut on the forthcoming A330neo aircraft.

According to the manufacturer, the novel concept has been developed around four key elements: Comfort, Ambience, Services and Design, intended to offer “a sophisticated, flexible canvas as a back-drop to enhance the airlines’ own brands.”

The enhanced passenger cabin features larger overhead storage bins, wider seats (18 inches in economy class) and aisles, besides an unobstructed under-seat foot space. Airbus assures that the new ‘Airspace’ cabins will “stimulate a unique and leading passenger experience.”

Proposed mood lighting animation, to be installed in the A330neo. (Credits: Airbus)
Proposed Airspace mood lighting. (Credits: Airbus)

Inspired by the cabin of the A350XWB, the new features to be included in the ‘Airspace’ cabin include LED technology lighting, a stylized cabin with “clean, straight lines and shapes, clear surfaces and also an unique, customizable welcome area.” Airbus said that these aspects “result in an aesthetically-pleasing design combined with not just a ‘feeling’ of space, but real space – which is fulfilled in the brand new cabin for the A330neo.”

Dr. Kiran Rao, Airbus’ Executive Vice President of Strategy and Marketing said “With the great passenger feedback on the A350 XWB, and our application of A350 cabin technology and features to the A330neo, we are proud to embrace our cabin design principles through our new brand.”

“Such signature details and iconic elements will add to passengers’ enjoyment of flight, while offering a flexible canvas to which the airlines can project their own brand,” Rao concluded.