JetBlue has just revealed its A321neo aircraft’s new cabin interiors that has been designed with a comfort-focussed LOPA.
The Acumen design agency in London have created the inflight experience and this includes the moonlighting interior and uplifting boarding music. The design team have created a strong architectural signature at the entrance with a bespoke graphic arc flooring design and has softened the aesthetic of the galley space with features such as full-height edge-lit partitions.
The designers have also customized the front row partition to enhance crew privacy, and also have added fold-down tables and new stowage options for crew iPads, as well as a subtitle window to facilitate a direct view of the cabin for crew seated in the attendant seats.
The Collins Aerospace Meridian seat, with an 18 inch seat width is used for the cabins, and also the airline’s claim of having most legroom in coach is also fulfilled. The seats are featured with a custom-made, E-leather dress cover designed by Acumen and manufactured by upholstery specialists, Sabeti Wain Aerospace. Other features added to the seats are 10 inch IFE displays, adjustable padded headrests, memory foam cushions, and a new ‘backpack’ stowage system with pockets and woven elastic grid.
Daniel Clucas, senior designer at Acumen Design Associates commented, “By re-working the LOPA and developing custom stowage options, we were able to give customers more choice in how they use their increased space.”
The self-service snack and drinks station, known as ‘The pantry’ on A321neo is a unique feature of the JetBlue experience.
Andrew Litavis, product development manager at JetBlue, summed up the project: “Built with our crew members and our customers in mind, the new A321 cabin is unlike any other single-aisle aircraft interior flying today – and will redefine expectations for economy travellers taking to the skies.”