INT ER IOR S I NNOVAT ION cabin design
154 MARCH 2020
Coffee? Tea? 16g!
When a cabin attendant seat (CAS) is installed on a partition wall, that
wall has to be subjected to 16g dynamic qualification tests – a major
engineering challenge. EFW will be pushing sales of its partition for
Airbus’s SpaceFlex rear galley and lavatory configuration, which has
successfully withstood these enormous forces and gained qualification,
and indeed has now been installed in the A320 with 35 airlines.
EFW claims its partition walls have weight benefits, as do the
composite passenger cabin and cargo floor panels and lightweight
cabin interiors it supplies for the entire Airbus family of aircraft.
HAECO Cabin Solutions has created its latest Premium
seat in a confi guration designed to add up to 25%
additional passenger count in the same footprint. The
key is HAECO’s single-aisle fi ve-abreast Eclipse cabin,
an all-new approach to narrow-body, long-haul
business class confi gurations. The cabin features a
staggered, o set seating design, which can enhance
privacy and comfort while maximising cabin density.
HAECO has also developed complementary Eclipse
monuments and stowage solutions that promise to
further optimise the cabin, and is also launching the
weight-optimised Vector Light seat.
Solar protection systems expert, Vision Systems,
has developed three SPD (suspended particle device)
dimmable windows with distinctive characteristics
adapted to each cabin class. These windows
eliminate shades that block the view and require
regular maintenance, while protecting passengers
from unwanted daylight or glare, and include
innovative features such as multizoning, lighting,
electroluminescent touch control and information
Vision Systems is also promoting a smart partition
that can display videos. This divider can remain
transparent or opaque when no content is being
The company also says that a “breakthrough
feature” in premium shades will be unveiled in
2020. All these innovations can be synchronised
and controlled using in-house-developed cabin
management systems, via individual panels,
IFE tablets or flight attendant panels.
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