Airbus launches new subsidiary: Airbus Interiors Services
Airbus has launched a new offer: Airbus Interiors Services (AIS), dedicated to supporting airlines with their cabin upgrade development strategies. Based in Toulouse, AIS aims to build on the engineering know-how and experience of the former Airbus Corporate Jet Centre (ACJC), which was downsized last year following the slowdown in the high-end bizjet market.
The creation of AIS was announced at Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany (4th-6th April).
Airbus says the new unit will combine the competitiveness and reliability of manufacturer-developed solutions with the agility of bespoke creations.
AIS currently comprises three business lines:
• Tailored equipment: These cover a large scope of tailored equipment from single monument to large zone outfitting developed and delivered either to Airbus (SFE) or to airlines (BFE). Those cabin items are designed and manufactured specifically for each airline’s needs by AIS directly.
• Upgrade Solutions (cabin & connectivity): These include hybrid solutions combining Airbus Service Bulletins (SBs) and AIS solutions answering a particular need for an airline.
• Innovative products: AIS designs and produces products for the benefit of the Airbus customer community. These products are part of the Airbus cabin portfolio. They include for example a new Central Ceiling Stowage for the A320 family “classic cabin”.