FTE explores what the aircraft cabin of 2025 could look like and what challenges must be overcome in order to make it a reality.
Hawaiian’s new A330 Premium Cabin features 18 lie-flat seats in a 2-2-2 configuration, plus 68 premium economy seats in the Extra Comfort cabin.
Airbus, Zodiac Aerospace and the ZAL TechCenter highlight a shift in mindset and offer insight into the aircraft cabin of the future.
Larger overhead storage bins, spacious lavatories, wider seats and aisles, and unobstructed under-seat foot space feature in Airbus’ new cabin design.
FTE speaks to cabin design and development specialist Cristian Sutter about reconfigurable cabins, integration efforts, 3D printing and more.
Teague’s Devin Liddell tells FTE that he thinks “economy class is finally going to get some design love” thanks to rising airline profits and a change of direction.
Japan Airlines will add its JAL Sky Suite and Premium Economy products to more aircraft as part of its strategy to increase comfort across the fleet.
British Airways has gone all out to create its most luxurious cabin to date, which will debut on the service from London Heathrow to Delhi on 25 October.
Korean Air has taken delivery of its first Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental, which includes the new First Class Kosmo Suite 2.0 and Prestige Suite.
The new “The Business” product features lie-flat seats with direct aisle access, 16-inch IFE screens and a restaurant-style fine dining experience.