Airbus To Install Mini Suites on Business Class A330-900/A330neo

Airbus To Install Mini Suites on Business Class A330-900/A330neo. Airbus has requested permission to install "mini suites" on the A330-900 that will be delivered to a US operator, in a configuration of 281 seats. Although the operator is not identified in the presentation of the FAA of USA, Delta Air Lines is the only US carrier who orders A330-900 series.

Airbus indicates that the interior of the cabin proposed to the operator presents a configuration in three classes comprising 29 seats in business class, 28 in business class and 224 in business class.

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Airbus To Install Mini Suites on Business Class A330-900/A330neo, pic: Airbus A330neo

He indicated that the executive class cabin would consist entirely of mini-suites, characterized by a seat surrounded by furniture "intended to preserve the privacy" of the occupant.

Airbus says that this would normally be done with a sliding door. The proposed configuration, including the door mechanism, does not comply with current regulations and the presentation requires an exemption to allow the installation of suites.

Airbus says it has already installed mini-suites on its A321, A340, A350 and A380 models in Europe, while Boeing has similar facilities on the 777. It adds similar designs, such as the Delta A350. they are subject to exceptions.

"The design of the mini-suites that will be installed on this A330 is consistent with those previously certified," he adds. "They do not create a compartment completely isolated for the occupants, because the sliding doors have a partial height".

The design precautions, he adds, ensure that the occupant can leave the mini-suite in all conditions. The repository has been recently filtered for public comment.

Delta is the only US operator that has ordered A330 in circulation, for a total of 35 A330neos, all A330-900, after a supplementary agreement in November. Aircraft deliveries are expected to begin in 2019.