Flowing lines aplenty on Airbus’s ACJ320neo cabin concept

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Airbus Corporate Jets has created a new concept, Melody, for its ACJ320neo family. Inspired by the curves found in nature, the main pathway flows through the cabin and zones are demarcated with curved walls. The concept also focuses on providing an environment that is both quieter and better adapted to providing sound and vision in a home cinema setting.

“A key feature of Airbus corporate jets is the better travel experience that they deliver – through freedom of movement and enhanced sociability as well as their greater space and comfort – and the new Melody cabin highlights this benefit over traditional business jets,” said John Leahy, chief operating officer, customers, at Airbus.

Airbus Corporate Jets’s head of creative design and concepts, Sylvain Mariat, capitalized on his many discussions with customers over the years to identify shared values, for example the relaxation drawn from nature and quiet and comfortable settings. Mariat married these values with a forward-looking approach to create the Melody cabin for new aircraft, such as the ACJ320neo, deliveries of which will begin at the end of 2018.

The concept capitalizes on the use of carbon fiber in tables and cabinets, and the simplification that comes from greater use of wi-fi, to make weight savings. Airbus has already delivered an ACJ319 with these technologies which, with the addition of Sharklets, is already regularly flying from Asia to the US West Coast.

November 11, 2016

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Izzy has been part of the Business Jet Interiors International team since its second issue, and the editor since 2011. She also edits Auditoria, Railway Interiors International and Winter Sports Technology International. Outside of work, Izzy is rediscovering her love of art by learning how to paint with watercolors.

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