Decarbonisation and circularity at heart - Airbus’ new Airspace Cabin Vision 2035+
Right now, research shows the cabin can contribute between 10-20% to the aircraft’s overall environmental impact during its lifecycle. Putting a focus on reducing this, Airbus brought together ten airlines and eight technology companies to feed into a vision that rethinks the way the cabin should look and feel, maintaining superior passenger comfort.
One of the biggest levers in the cabin for reducing emissions is lightweight solutions. Creating lighter, bionic designs will help reduce cabin weight by up to 40% and new catering concepts like pre-ordering your meal on long haul flights, or picking up your snack at the boarding gate for short haul, could help reduce food waste and weight by up to 15%. Digitisation will be crucial in enabling new catering concepts to come to life.