Collins Aerospace has been selected by Airbus to supply upgraded passenger service units (PSUs) for the A320neo Family Airspace cabin. The updated architecture and sleek appearance have been designed to fit seamlessly within the Airspace cabin, to help airlines with A330neo and A350 aircraft fitted with Airspace cabins to achieve a consistent passenger experience across their fleets.
The PSUs are constructed from advanced composite materials to provide strength and durability – necessary as these passenger touchpoints include often-used features such as reading lights, air outlet valves and call attendant buttons and lights. The modular design is easily adjustable for a variety of seat pitches, for simple installation and removal.
“Years of collaboration and detailed customisation have produced a passenger service unit that delivers weight savings, superior performance and a clean design that fits seamlessly within the new A320 Family Airspace cabin,” said Wolfram Schoettler, managing director at Collins Aerospace. “The Collins PSU gives passengers an enhanced flight experience and airlines the flexibility to integrate elegantly with various aircraft configurations and all PSU supply channels.”
Collins has supplied PSUs for the A320 family of aircraft for more than 20 years and is working with Airbus to explore future developments and to further improve the performance of the new PSUs.