for the E-Jets E2 cabin interior has received the prestigious Crystal Cabin
Award in the “Industrial Design and Visionary Concepts” category. The prize was announced at the annual Aircraft
Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany, by the Crystal Cabin Award Association in
recognition of outstanding innovation in the field of aircraft cabins.
The E2 cabin
concept was developed in partnership with UK design firm Priestmangoode. The design incorporates a series of innovations and
differentiates the E2s, the second generation of the
Embraer E-Jets family of commercial aircraft, from its competitors by emphasizing “individual
territory.” The design philosophy promotes increased personal space for
passengers and their carry-on luggage, and is based on a modularity concept
that brings greater flexibility for airlines to reconfigure the cabin.
One of the more significant innovations in the interior is the redesigned
overhead bins which will be about 40% larger than those
on current-generation E-Jets.
The bins allow every passenger to stow one typical roll-aboard bag
(the IATA maximum recommended size) in a wheels-first position.
In First Class, the new staggered individual seat option provides 50
inches or more of leg room without
compromising total seat count. This
configuration introduces a higher standard of comfort and
space on a single-aisle jet that is traditionally found only on much larger
Class, the E2s retain the advantages of two seats on each side of the aisle for
greater passenger comfort faster boarding and deplaning. The 18.3-inch wide slim-type seats – among
the widest in the industry – provide more leg room for passengers.
New individual control panels for lights and air-conditioning (the
Passenger Service Unit - PSU) enhance personal space with more ergonomic and
intuitive controls that were inspired by the automotive industry. The windows have been redesigned to create
the feeling of a larger cabin with abundant natural light. The E2 cabin will have options for Wi-Fi
internet connectivity and individual screens for in-flight entertainment, among
requirement in the development of the new interior was easy reconfiguration. A
modular approach was adopted to reduce transition lead time and costs,
with structural and electrical provisions made for all standard
configurations. Leasing companies are playing an increasingly important role in
aviation and several features were added to the interior design to address
their specific requirements.