Airbus in Hamburg has launched the extension of its Customer Definition Centre (CDC) which will serve customers for A320 and A330 aircraft. Since it started operations in 2014, the CDC has been the ‘product showroom’ exclusively for A350 XWB customers.
Construction will soon begin to enlarge the existing CDC premises by redeveloping and equipping a large adjacent aircraft hangar into a state-of-the-art cooperative working environment.
When fully completed in around two years’ time, the new facility will encompass approximately 4,500m2 of additional space over two floors dedicated for A320 and A330 customers, and will foster the realisation of their integrated cabin solutions.
In the CDC, customers are offered a purpose-designed array of dedicated zones: functional ‘play rooms’ for cabin equipment testing; exhibition areas for product staging; a design studio with adjacent lighting mock-ups for material selection and lighting definition; and innovation areas.
Thanks to the integrated use of virtual reality technology complemented by configurable customer-specific mock-ups, the CDC will offer a one-stop-shop for cabin customisation.