Zodiac Aerospace and Airbus share designs for new passenger sleeping modules

Soon enough, traveling via the skies could be almost as comfortable as checking into a hotel room.

If you’re somebody who dreads flying because it lacks personal space, legroom, and is an uncomfortable experience in general, read on! Airbus has recently released designs for new passenger sleeping modules to be introduced on the A330. In a nutshell, passengers can look forward to their very own bedroom with full-length beds on future A330s.

Image credit: Airbus/ Zodiac Aerospace

The modules will fit into the aircraft’s cargo compartments and are easily interchangeable with the regular cargo containers during a typical turnaround if needed. Convenient and practical, the aircraft’s cargo floor will not be affected at all as the passenger modules will sit directly on it.

Geoff Pinner, head of the Airbus cabin and cargo programme said, “This approach to commercial air travel is a step change towards passenger comfort. We have already received very positive feedback from several airlines on our first mock-ups. We are pleased to partner with Zodiac Aerospace on this project which will introduce a new passenger experience and add value for airlines.”

Image credit: Airbus/ Zodiac Aerospace

In the near future, airlines will enjoy a range of different designs and permutations of the modules to choose from in “a catalogue of certified solutions by 2020 on A330 for retrofit and line-fit markets.” This new enhancement of passenger experience on long-haul flights stems from the combination of Airbus’ and Zodiac Aerospace’s experience and innovation. Some other examples include the Space-Flex PRM (Persons with Reduced Mobility) lavatory and galley module.

Image credit: Airbus/ Zodiac Aerospace

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