Today, aviation represents 2.5% of man made emissions. Huge progress has been made since the 1980s to reduce the industry’s carbon footprint. But the journey is only starting: Airbus is on a mission to connect today and tomorrow.

Our goal is that future generations continue to benefit from aviation as much as the current generations have.


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Our ambition

The Airspace Cabin Vision 2035+ is all about reimagining the future travel experience. Passengers and the entire aviation industry are invited to envision a future of flying that prioritises sustainability while maintaining superior levels of comfort. This will be achieved via a paradigm shift leveraging digital processes and tools, bionic structures and a circular design philosophy. What would that look like exactly? Discover what we think!

3 pillars to achieve our ambition

Focus on 3 main drivers, supported by a clear roadmap that has been co-built with key industry players

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By 2025

  • Provide full transparency on the environmental impact of cabin parts and operations
  • Offer reduced CO2 emission cabin options and more efficient cabin operations
  • Establish a framework for cabin end-of-life management and first solutions
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  • Introduce new cabin interior solutions and materials with low CO2 impact and enhanced customer guidance
  • Reduce significantly cabin products’ waste during production and landfill at end-of-use
  • Establish new end-of-life management approaches
Text: Rethink, recycle, repair, reuse



  • Integrate the next generation cabin in a hydrogen-powered aircraft and support the reduction of emissions intensity for the existing fleet
  • Zero landfill and incineration of cabin materials at end-of-use  (except if required by regulation)
  • Establish a circular cabin based on the elimination of waste and pollution as well as circulation of products and materials

Discover the C Suite

the Business Class concept seat that showcases our vision

The C Suite demonstrates the different facets of sustainability from cabin efficiency and weight reduction to new materials and processes, as well as a circular design approach. The concept addresses the need to reduce CO2 emission density by optimising the use of space and applying new technologies. 

Airbus presents the C-Suite, the Business Class concept seat that showcases our Airspace Cabin Vision 2035+.

Jump into the C Suite experience!

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Media briefing 30th May 2023