The regional turboprop manufacturer ATR, and
Italian design house Giugiaro Design, have unveiled their
partnership for the development of the new ATR ‘-600 series’
cabin, named Armonia.
The name Armonia is linked to beauty, harmony,
balance and calm, themes apparent in the new design. Giugiaro
Design has been involved in many high profile and highly acclaimed
car, corporate aircraft, train, ship and motorcycle design
projects. The new Armonia cabin marks Giugiaro’s entry into the
commercial aviation interior design market.
Armonia’s attractively and cleanly styled seats,
ceiling, side panels and overhead bins make the cabin more
spacious, airy and comfortable. Armonia also uses lightweight
materials, reducing its total weight by the equivalent of two
passengers. Features and benefits of ATR’s ‘-600 series’ Armonia
● New wider, lightweight seats – ergonomically
designed to ensure greater knee clearance, an enhanced sense of
space and increased under-seat capacity.
● 10 % more cabin storage space and 30% more
carry-on capacity – up to 70% of passengers will be able to store
their roller bags overhead.
● LED lighting – creating a warmer and more
welcoming environment, while improving energy efficiency and
weighing less than other lighting systems.
● Optional two-class configuration – with first
class offering wider seats (in 2+1 seats basic configuration),
more space, windows for each row, and large armrest tables.
● Optional jetway-capable forward door – with a
new designed spacious entrance area.
Filippo Bagnato, Chief Executive Officer of ATR,
said, “Our partnership with Giugiaro Design brings substantial
prestige to the ATR ‘-600 series’ aircraft. To the many advantages
of ATRs in terms of operating costs, performance and environmental
friendliness, we are now adding the latest in attractive,
comfortable cabin interior design. Thanks to this new partnership,
ATR ‘-600 series’ passengers will now experience a totally new
level of comfort.”
Visitors to the Farnborough International
Airshow (19-25 July 2010) will be able to see a full-scale mock-up
of the Armonia cabin.
ATR’s ‘-600 series’ regional turboprop aircraft
are due to enter service from 2011.
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