Airbus Interiors Services is introducing a new concept in first class where the passenger is given both a seat and a private sleeping area. This new, two-zone concept is for their A350 & A380 aircraft, which aims to replicate how flyers would experience their regular day at home.
For the “day” section, customers will enjoy an ergonomic swivel chair, a work table, a dining table and a large personal entertainment screen. There’s also a partition, similar to an adjoining room at any earth-bound hotel, to allow for suites to connect and accommodate a guest or partner.
The noise-insulated “night” space, however, is what has defined itself in the market, boasting a two-metre-long bed which Airbus has gloated is the first “real bed” in the sky.
“This novel configuration offers the passenger an exclusive travel experience, with two areas allowing to rest, work and entertain separately; and offering the opportunity to travel alone or with a partner,” say Airbus
The new product is currently in development. Airbus estimates it could deliver, for aircraft integration, in 18-24 months. The actual lead time would depend “on the airline’s requirements complexity.”