Airbus to further expand the A350 XWB’s Catalogue offering for Premium Economy Seating
Aircraft Interiors Expo 2013, Hamburg, 09 April 2013
- Offering even more interior choices for A350 XWB operators
- EADS Sogerma to introduce a new seat model into the A350 XWB catalogue
- Joining Zodiac in enriching the A350 XWB’s Premium Economy Seating offer
Airbus plans to further enrich its Premium Economy Seating offering available in the A350 XWB Catalogue*, working in partnership with EADS Sogerma. This will result in even more choice for future operators of the all-new A350 XWB family of airliners.
To this end EADS-Sogerma, an existing Airbus Contracted Supplier, is optimising its new ‘Celeste’ seat for the A350 XWB’s wide fuselage. Celeste is an innovative cradle seat which provides premium economy passengers with a high level of comfort at an efficient pitch. Privacy options enhance the passenger experience.
Earlier this year Airbus also agreed with Zodiac Seats (formerly Weber Aircraft Seats) to add its A350 XWB tailored ‘5810’ Premium Economy seat to the aircraft’s Catalogue. This seat offers optimised living space and ergonomics, low weight and comprehensive IFE capability.
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.
*Note for Editors – A350 XWB “Catalogue”
On the A350 XWB the aircraft manufacturer Airbus is working with Airbus Contracted Suppliers (ACS) to offer a wide choice of interior offerings through a dedicated Catalogue which includes seat models, galleys, other equipment and monuments etc. This approach takes advantage of the A350 XWB’s unique ‘enabling platform’ interfaces to give airlines the most flexibility in configuring their aircraft with pre-developed interior solutions, and also giving them the freedom to further negotiate directly with interior suppliers.