Asian Cabin Concept From Airbus

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Club seating and couches are the epitome of business aircraft luxury, unless you want to play mahjong. With the Asian market predicted to be the most important for all types of aviation in coming years, business aircraft designers are making sure customers there actually like the ride. At the recent Asian Aerospace Expo and Congress in Hong Kong, Airbus unveiled cabin designs on its big business jets aimed squarely at the Asian market. Instead of the long, low couches and pairs of facing reclining chairs, the interior looks more like a games room than a lobby.

Asian business people like gathering around a table to eat and talk business and when the briefcases and laptops are put away they enjoy games like mahjong or a rousing karaoke session. The Airbus design caters to those customs and features a round table that folds into a rectangular surface to accommodate the different uses. Airbus says it has already sold 25 corporate aircraft in the Asia-Pacific region.