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The A350 XWB has a 220-inch (5.61-me­tre) fuse­lage cross-sec­tion, which Air­bus says will al­low for a stan­dard 18-inch-wide seat in econ­omy.

As with the 787, when en­ter­ing through the main door, a large il­lu­mi­nated dome has been cre­ated in the over­head ceil­ing, adding to the feel­ing of spa­cious­ness in the cabin.

Through­out, the in­te­rior has in­no­va­tive light­ing and wide win­dows, cre­at­ing a more

The air­craft has wide panoramic win­dows that Air­bus says “cre­ate large an­gles of vi­sion so that pas­sen­gers of all sizes have a good view of the out­side world.”

The cabin is sys­tem that has more than 16 mil­lion color op­tions and is con­trol­lable both length­wise and side-to-side.

High-pre­ci­sion air man­age­ment sys­tems change the cabin air ev­ery two to three min­utes through and ozone re­movers, with­out cre­at­ing drafts.

Air tem­per­a­ture con­trol al­lows for up to eight dif­fer­ent cli­mate zones through­out the air­craft for pas­sen­gers, as well as four ad­di­tional ar­eas for crew.

Lower cabin altitude pres­sure, which “con­trib­utes to the feel­ing of well-be­ing, even on the long­est-range trips.”

The air­craft uses up to 25 per­cent less fuel than the A330.

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