The CDC, a refurbished historic hangar in Hamburg, enables customers to test and compare the full A350 XWB product range, creating their cabin in one place. And having the program´s cabin engineering team at hand makes for a unique experience. “A collaborative strategy makes the CDC a win-win partnership for all those involved” said the CDC manager Bausor.
The centre is designed specifically to support the A350 XWB´s customization and sourcing policy. Customers will be led through purpose-built displays and zones: functional play rooms for cabin equipment testing; exhibition areas for airline product staging; and design studios for materials definition. Virtual reality technology, customer specific mock-up areas and fully equipped customer areas will make the CDC a one-stop-shop.
The first definition meetings have been a resounding success. “Our first customer saw the Centre as wonderful facility offering unparalleled opportunities to get first hand information on cabin options and run fruitful definition meetings with Airbus” said Caudron, head of A350 XWB customer and business development.