Airbus is always looking into the future—whether it’s 10 years or 30 years—the airline manufacturer continues to impress us with its innovations, especially when it comes to cabin interiors. This year, Airbus revealed their cabin vision for 2030, and not only is it beautiful, but it is also personalized to traveler’s needs.
Airbus’ Airspace Cabin Vision for 2030 centers on the idea of moveable aircraft sectors that allows passengers to choose how they want to spend their time in the air while working, relaxing or spending time with family or fellow travel companions. The cabin is extremely digital, seamless and connected from the moment the passenger steps inside, through the cabin and all the way to their seat.
Ingo Wuggetzer, the VP of Cabin Marketing at Airbus, describes the concept as, “An open cabin architecture with defined interfaces,” which will allow Airbus “to create a connected cabin ecosystem, enabling a more dynamic environment for [them] and [their] partners”. They “looked at megatrends for the future like the mobile and loT (Internet of Things) revolution up to aviation trends like smart segmentation on board,” said Wuggetzer, and thus the Airbus Airspace Cabin was born.
Some features of this futuristic cabin include the ability to adjust the seat to the ideal position whether the passenger is sleeping or sitting, change the ambiance lighting around the seat, place personal belongings in designated stowage spaces, select from a variety of AR/VR entertainment options that include outside views, request personalized services, utilize workout zones, and enjoy inflight bar and social areas.
The tricky part about the Airbus Airspace Cabin concept for 2030 is how far Airbus can take the current technology available to develop this type of personalization and at the same time, have the ability to make the necessary upgrades so that the cabin is always up-to-date. Possible? Yes. And we can only hope that in 10 years, we will be able to see such a vision come to life.
For a virtual tour of the Airbus Airspace Cabin for 2030, check out the video below, courtesy of Airbus.