American Airlines Announces Interiors for New Airbus A319, A321, Boeing 737-800 Aircraft
American Airlines announced plans for the interiors of its new Airbus A319, Airbus A321, and Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
All three will have a similar cabin design. These aircraft will replace the airline’s fleet of domestic 757-200 and MD-80 jets and will feature leather seats, in-flight Wi-Fi, individual in-flight entertainment systems, and 110-volt electrical outlets at every seat.
With the exception of the A321 Transcon sub-fleet, all aircraft will have a two-class configuration plus Main Cabin Extra seating. The Boeing 737-800 aircraft will also feature the Boeing Sky Interior, which offers enhanced lighting.
Infotainment features include seat-to-seat chat, live news, 3-D moving maps, and travel information.
Passengers in the main cabin will have an individual 8.9” high-definition display with a selection of movies, TV programs, games, and audio tracks. All seats in the main cabin were designed by Recaro and will be in a 3-3 configuration.
All of the first-class cabins, which have a 2-2 configuration for a total of 16 seats, have 12.1” high-definition displays with access to 75 movies, 150 television shows, 350 audio tracks, and 15 games.
American expects to take delivery of its first new A319s starting in July 2013. Deliveries of the Boeing 737-800 jets will start in October 2013, and the A321s will follow in Q2 2014.