Airbus has submitted a request to the FAA. to permit it to place enterprise class suites with doorways on Airbus A321neo narrowbody plane.
The proposed cabin for the A32neo ACF (U.S. operator) is a 3 class cabin format with respectively 16 Enterprise Class seats / 12 Premium Economic system Class seats / 120 Economic system Class seats (148 passenger seat format).
Present DeltaOne Suite
Putting in doorways on enterprise class seats truly requires exemption from federal laws which can be in place banning doorways inside passenger cabins.
- There are not any doorways between coach and enterprise class cabins, there are curtains, for a cause – facilitating evacuation of the plane.
- And doorways on enterprise class seats are… doorways contained in the passenger cabin.
That is clearly for Delta to put in its DeltaOne product within the cabin. Neither United nor American will likely be placing lie flat seats into the neo:
American Airways Narrowbody Suite
JetBlue has lie flat seats on Airbus A321neos, nonetheless:
- JetBlue doesn’t provide premium economic system, and Airbus is outlining a plan for a aircraft that does
- The filename consists of “DAL” which is clearly Delta Air Traces”
If Delta will get the neos ETOPs licensed they could use these for brief transatlantics from New York or Boston. Nonetheless I’d anticipate that they’ll be used on home premium routes, particularly to exchange Boeing 757s presently working there.