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Airbus designs corporate jets with new cabin concept


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The new Airbus design concept was developed to provide a more attractive flying experience that is both quieter and adaptable.

Airbus Corporate Jets has created a new cabin concept for the ACJ32oneo Family of aircraft. The aerospace giant has taken advice and preferences from customers to deliver a new, refreshed design concept.

Melody Airbus DesignDubbed Melody, Airbus explains that the new design was inspired by the curves of nature, such as hilly horizons, rolling rivers and desert dunes. The cabin design features flowing lines throughout and curved walls of zones within.

The concept was developed to provide a more attractive flying experience that is both quieter and adaptable, 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,” declares Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers John Leahy.


Each designer has their own style and philosophy; however, Airbus has provided general principles to follow, which includes understanding how a corporate jet will be used, and the lifestyle, tastes and preferences of the customer.

Airbus Corporate Jets’ Head of Creative Design & Concepts, Sylvain Mariat, has spent many years drawing together different design concepts, speaking with customers and watching the evolution of cabin design. He acknowledges that many customers are seeking relaxation drawn from nature and quiet and comfortable settings.

It’s not only about the look of the cabin but also about functionality. Designers also included a myriad of technology advancements like using lightweight materials such as carbon fibre for the tables and cabinets, and has equipped the aircraft with accessible Wi-Fi.

Combining theses values, Mariat created the new Melody cabin for the new ACJ320neo family. Airbus has already delivered an ACJ319 with some of these technologies. This new aircraft will start to be delivered at the end of 2018.


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