Airbus has a strong presence at the 2014 Farnborough Air Show, which stated today.
Airbus announced today the widebody standard with its A330, A350 XWB and A380 jetliners. These jetliners are designed to serve all higher-capacity markets worldwide, and have a well-deserved reputation for their unbeatable economics – with the A330 and its newly-launched NEO (new engine option) variant, the A350 XWB and A380 each outperforming their direct competitors in many of the most important categories.
The significant operational advantages of these product lines are being highlighted during this week’s Farnborough Airshow with launch of a new advertising campaign.
Airbus’ latest products are also prime examples of the company’s environmental philosophy. These jetliners significantly reduce fuel consumption compared to previous aircraft, which, in turn, provides reduced costs and enhanced operational performance for carriers – as well as lower C02 emissions.
The Airbus environmental commitment also extends to its global operations – with ISO 140001 environmental certification for all industrial sites, products and services; supplemented by other company initiatives such as the Blue5 waste reduction programme.
Airbus also presents its innovative use of the cabin space at Farnborough Airshow. Now, the A330-900neo will accommodate up to 10 additional seats (from 300 to 310), while the A330-800neo will seat up to six additional passengers (from 246 to 252) – and retain the same high comfort standard as today’s A330, with 18-inch wide seats in economy class. Moreover, all passengers will enjoy a 21st century on-board experience, including 4th-generation high-definition in-flight entertainment (IFE), full connectivity plus the same full-LED mood-lighting as in the A330’s big brother – the A350 XWB. The LED cabin lighting will be lighter and cheaper to maintain than traditional illumination while offering unlimited mood-lighting customisation scenarios.
Cabin crew in the A330neo will benefit too with a cabin intercommunication data system (CIDS) upgrade, featuring a new flight attendant panel to control the mood lighting, water levels, temperatures and voice announcements. In addition, the galley insert developed for the A350 XWB will be available for the A330 and will include an espresso coffee maker, chillers, and ovens with baking functions. Pilots and cabin crew alike will also appreciate the new segregated lower-deck mobile crew-rest. This also frees-up more space on the main deck for extra passenger capacity.