Airbus and Condor have announced the first ever contract to retrofit for A320 Family currently in operation the new Enhanced Cabin – only previously seen inside aircraft recently delivered fresh from the production line. The Condor fleet of 12 A320s will be the first in-service to benefit, with first installations planned for the fourth quarter of this year. The Enhanced Cabin provides 10 per cent greater stowage volume for overhead baggage, more shoulder-level room for passengers, a fresh modern ambience using LED lighting, and all while making best use of latest technologies, materials and design. As an added bonus it also brings a weight reduction.
Charles Champion, Executive Vice President of Customer Services says: “It is great to design innovative new solutions that can also benefit our in-service aircraft. In a very challenging market we are always pleased to offer something for our customers to gain a competitive edge.”
To consolidate the new cabin experience, Airbus will also integrate the installation of the innovative CIDS (Cabin Intercommunication Data System) and a new in-flight entertainment system on the 12 Airbus A320 Family aircraft including video and audio services.