Airbus awards EFW as supplier of Airspace L Bins for the A320 Family

Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH (EFW), competence centre for Airbus Aircraft Conversions (P2F) and for lightweight components, has been awarded by Airbus as supplier and manufacturer of upsized overhead bins, the Airspace L Bins, a new retrofit solution for single aisle Airbus aircrafts.

Airbus awards EFW as supplier of Airspace L Bins for the A320 Family

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The Airspace L Bins optimize Airlines’ and Passenger’s needs for more cabin luggage space by a 60% increase of stowage capacity guaranteeing a time-saving and comfortable boarding. Moreover, this retrofit solution can be installed with a minimum of cabin modifications in just 3-5 days.

The Airspace L Bins will be produced automated by EFW Group using new and smart manufacturing technologies, state-of-the-art equipment and processes. The company is ensuring sustainability by essential measures towards CO2 neutrality, such as photovoltaics, use of bioenergy, a paperless fab, participation in eco initiatives and much more. Manufacturing in Germany/ Europe also ensures a sustainable transport to Airbus.

“We are very pleased to receive the Airbus award for producing passenger cabin products,” says Jordi Boto, CEO EFW. “Our team was collaborating closely with the Airbus design team to offer a well-fitting, cost-efficient and sustainable product. Receiving the award is a strong commitment and confirms that EFW has all the capabilities, knowledge and capacities to offer complex cabin solutions.”

“We are glad to have EFW on board for the Airspace L Bin solution.” Says Christian Lübbering, Cabin Program Manager. “EFW strongly supported during the design phase, and proofed that the product can be manufactures cost-efficient meeting at the same time our requirements for sustainability.”

EFW is an experienced Airbus First Tier supplier for composite components for more than three decades with a steady growth of product portfolio: from flat cabin and cargo floor panels and linings up to cabin interiors like partitions or crew rest compartments and lavatories for Passenger to freighter aircraft. Based on EFWs capabilities in product design, the know-how in top edge, efficient production processes ensuring cost efficient and high-quality production, the company developed from a manufacturer to a provider of system solutions for aerospace.

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