Walking the line between luxury and sustainability, the cabin’s design features expansive windows and a striking see-through ceiling that allows passengers to gaze into the sky above. Its comfortable interiors will be created using less carbon-intensive materials like biobased fabrics and recycled polymers, which will be recycled, reused and repaired during their life cycle.
Research shows that 10-20% of an aircraft’s overall environmental impact is caused by its cabin. Airbus’s lightweight design incorporates bionics and 3D printing technology, slashing the cabin’s weight by up to 40% and reducing fuel use. Additionally, its new dining concept – which includes pre-ordering meals or collecting snacks at the boarding gate – may eliminate the need for a galley on short-haul flights, and will help reduce food waste and weight by up to 15%. Meanwhile, a mobile travel companion app will reassure eco-conscious travellers by offering ways to offset their own carbon emissions.