Airbus is underlining its leadership in cabin innovation at this year’s Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIE) held in Hamburg, Germany from April 5th to 7th. Airbus will present a full-scale A380 cabin being the highlight of its sizeable Hall 6 stand. The A380 mock-up will be about eight meters long and comprises fully-equipped sections of the main and upper deck as well as the forward stairs. It is the first public presentation of the most spacious passenger cabin ever created.

The A380 cabin mock-up and the Airbus stand will allow visitors to experience first-hand Airbus’ concepts of space, ambience, versatility and maintainability of the cabin.

The A380 double-deck cabin will introduce a new way of flying for the 21st century by offering 50 per cent more floor space than old generation aircraft giving airlines unprecedented branding opportunities for their product. Passengers and crews in the A380 will enjoy an unequalled feeling of space and comfort, whether while working or relaxing.

For airlines, the A380 cabin offers unmatched layout flexibility that adapts to airlines’ own markets and cabin products. Innovative tools developed by Airbus for differentiating the cabin ambience are opening new possibilities for airlines to individualize their cabin product.

The leading aircraft manufacturer is also participating in this year’s conference programme on Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th April when it will present its innovations and vision of future aircraft cabins. Cabin suppliers will be able to obtain more information on Airbus purchasing processes in a conference session.

Airbus is an EADS joint company with BAE Systems.