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Airbus 350 work stationAirlines showed off their new passenger comforts at the Airline Interior Expo held in Hamburg, Germany, earlier this month.
One of the biggest highlights of the show was the unveiling of the new cabin area for the Airbus a350. At a minidesk in the business corner, a passenger can get the same connectivity as on the ground. The Airbus a350 will be able to seat more than 300 passengers in three levels when it takes off in 2010.
The Airbus a350 will already have a competitor, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, due in 2007. It will feature an on-board wireless in-flight entertainment system with a new configuration designed to reduce weight and let passengers easily conduct business and access entertainment while in flight. Windows on the Dreamliner will also be larger.
The lighting on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner works with arrays of light emitting diodes. The crew can control the lighting and color to give passengers a sense of daylight or simulate a nighttime sky.