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World’s best business class climate now takes-off on A350

Optimizing the inflight climate for better wellbeing is all about replicating earth conditions. 

The A350XWB aircraft is standard-fitted with leading-edge climate features, such as lowered cabin altitude (6000 ft), reduced noise and vibrations, draft-free ventilation, fresher air (renewed more often) and multiple temperature-zones. 

Although basic configured A350 and Boeing 787 aircraft obtain better humidity from a passive increase of about 1-2 % RH, it is still far too dry – below 10 % RH. In order for airlines to further improve climate and optimize the performance, Airbus has designed the A350XWB with the optional Inflight Humidification system to be fitted in the First Class and Business Class cabin. Hereby can premium passengers benefit from the significant increase in humidity – with reduction of dry air related problems (e.g. fatigue, red eyes, dry skin, spread of virus diseases). With restored inflight humidity, passengers feel more balanced, at ease and more easily can stay hydrated, ensuring quality of sleep and jet lag reduction.

China Southern Airlines is World’s first in Business – leading-the-way in Asia

China Southern Airlines is first-to-equip humidifiers in its A350 business class cabin for enhanced onboard-climate performance. China Southern will have a fleet of 10 A350 aircraft fitted with business class humidifiers.

China Southern Airlines also has all-fleet selected humidifiers in flight deck and crew rests on both A350 and Boeing 787; and in crew rests in its A380 fleet.

Aeroflot is EMEA-first in business with humidity at comfort and wellness level in its A350

Aeroflot is first in EMEA with a humidification system in business class. Aeroflot has fitted business class in its entire A350 with the optional humidification system. Aeroflot has taken first A350 deliveries in 2020/2021. Aeroflot has a total of 22 A350 aircraft on order. 

Aeroflot A350 business class offers leading-edge comfort and VIP cabin climate performance

When doing its utmost to offer a stunning flight experience, Aeroflot not only selected leading-edge premium interior, but also realized that the climate onboard must support and align with such ambitions and objectives. By selecting the optional humidification system, business class passengers fully can benefit from the ground-breaking business class suite and experience more from first class gourmet services onboard. By boosting climate to comfort zone, food and wine will taste better and passengers will feel more at ease and arrive more rested. Further, passengers in the humidified business class cabin will face less risk of dry air induced degeneration of their immune system and suffer less from fatigue upon arrival after a long-haul flight. The intangible enhances the tangible. 

Remark: Aeroflot is launch customer for the new Horizon Premier suite (fitted in its A350 business class cabin). 
Collins Aerospace and PriestmanGoode have produced passenger comfort with the experience of a first-class suite for Aeroflot. (Photo from CCA 2021 shortlist)