18 April 2014

A350 Customer Definition Centre: “one-stop-shop” for airlines to choose their cabin solutions.

Airbus has inaugurated its dedicated A350 XWB Customer Definition Centre (CDC) where airline customers and operators will follow an efficient cabin design and definition process allowing shorter lead times. The CDC, which features individually tailored zones, enables the customers to see, feel and test the real catalogue solutions presented in a showroom environment, and in close cooperation with the risk-sharing partners.

The centre also incorporates the innovative electronic “A350 XWB Configurator” – a virtual environment and modeling tool for accelerated cabin specification and visualization.

Source: Airbus (© Airbus Group)

In short, the CDC is a “one-stop-shop” for airlines to establish their own A350 XWB cabin definition efficiently in one place.

Source: Airbus(© Airbus Group)

The Design Studio is a dedicated space for customers, designers and suppliers to consider and select materials, colors and textures. The variety of materials, fabrics and colors is clustered into seven representative ‘trim and finish’ design themes, such as Smart Tech, New Luxury or Pure Indulgence. These were developed by Airbus following worldwide market and trend research.

Source: Airbus(© Airbus Group)

The CDC's operational pilot phase was launched about 15 months ago and 14 selected airlines have used the unique showroom so far. 7 customers have already completed their cabin design freeze. 

Based on the press release “Airbus inaugurates A350 XWB Customer Definition Centre in Hamburg”

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