June 20, 2015 – Airbus and Jamco have signed an agreement for the development, manufacture, supply and support of a new aft galley and lavatory module option for the A350 XWB aircraft family. The new galley arrangement, which will accommodate up to 16 trolleys and two lavatories integrated into the rear fuselage section, will become available from 2018 to airline customers as a supplier-furnished equipment (SFE) offering. With this SFE contract, Jamco becomes a ‘Tier One’ cabin supplier and risk-sharing partner to Airbus.
The new module is called ‘ICE Rear Galley’, with ‘ICE’ meaning ‘Increased Cabin Efficiency’. This cross-product brand addresses the Airbus concept of packaging a selection of complementary cabin enablers to add more seats and reduce seat-mile costs, without reducing the seat-pitch comfort level for passengers.
Yoshihisa Suzuki, Jamco’s president & CEO said: “This is the first time in Jamco’s history in becoming a major SFE interiors supplier for Airbus. This ICE Rear Galley project will be a very important opportunity for both Airbus and Jamco to further develop our partnership for the future.”
Fabrice Brégier, Airbus’ president & CEO added: “A350 customers will now be able to choose a new design for the cabin’s rear galley. This will allow them to include as many as six extra seats on their aircraft, while maintaining the same level of passenger comfort.”
As with the A350’s existing V-shaped galley standard offer, the Jamco option is compatible with the overhead cabin crew rest compartment in the rear fuselage. The ICE Rear Galley option will be retrofittable on the A350-1000 from entry into service, and for the A350-900, structural provisions will be introduced for retrofit. All the other A350 XWB galley suppliers remain unchanged throughout the rest of the aircraft.