September 17 2013  |  Inflight Entertainment

Airbus showcases innovations and passenger comfort at APEX

By Lauren Brunetti

At the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) 2013 Expo held last week in Anaheim USA, Airbus showcased its cabin innovations. Visitors to the Airbus stand  were able to judge for themselves the quality of Airbus’ recent cabin offerings.

A full-scale A320 Family interior “non-stop-innovation” mock-up allowed visitors to test and feel the extra space of Airbus economy class comfort, as well as explore various cabin interior innovations. Meanwhile, the latest updates on A350 XWB were also be available on the Airbus stand where the A350’s efficient and passenger-conscious ‘flat-floor’ architecture was demonstrated. And for the airlines’ flagship aircraft – the A380 – there was also an 80” screen with new high-definition cabin visualization.

Passenger comfort is becoming an increasingly important differentiator in the airline industry, said a media release from Airbus. "In the future it will become a fundamental deciding factor driving passenger choice and business success. This is something which Airbus continues to champion, especially in our economy class cabins, where wide seats have always been the Airbus hallmark: 18 inches in the A320, A330 and A350 XWB, and 18.5 inches in the A380."

Airbus is the world’s leading aircraft manufacturer of passenger airliners, ranging in capacity from 100 to more than 500 seats. Airbus has design and manufacturing facilities in France, Germany, the UK, and Spain, and subsidiaries in the US, China, Japan and in the Middle East. In addition, it provides an international network of customer support and training centres. Airbus is an EADS company.


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