Airbus is to provide cabin upgrades for 202 of American Airlines’ 202 A321s in-service, the largest retrofit project in Airbus history. The contract is to make the bins larger providing 40% increase in storage space for carry-on bags, reducing bin crowding and the need to check bags at the gate.
Laurent Martinez, head of services by Airbus mentioned, “This is exactly the type of added-value that our services can bring to airlines. This contract is a major step for Airbus into the US services market, and we are grateful to American Airlines for their trust in our expertise.”
The upgrades are part of a project that will standardise American Airlines’ A321s with a common seat count and interior. New production A321s for the airline will also be equipped with Airspace XL bins.