[Avionics Today 10-21-2014] Airbus
has launched a new VIP cabin concept called Summit, initially for the A330-200, which features a VIP section at the front of the cabin and airline-style seating at the rear.
Cabin on the new Airbus A330-200. Photo: Airbus
The Airbus ACJ330 Summit features a bedroom at the front, followed by an office, a conference and dining room and a working area, and then airline-style first-class and economy seating at the rear.
The airline-style seating for the ACJ330 Summit would be installed in production, which is faster and more cost-effective, and the concept can be evolved to meet customer needs, according to Airbus.
“What most customers want in a wide body is the ability to carry more people and to fly them nonstop to the world, “ points out Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers, John Leahy. “The Airbus ACJ330 Summit delivers the greater capacity, comfort, and capability of a wide body, and will do so faster and more affordably than competitors, by using a modern and proven solution.”