VIDEO: Delta revealed as ISIS cabin customer

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Note: The video below was removed from YouTube, but you can see it here.

Delta Air Lines has selected Zodiac’s ‘Innovative Space Interior System’ (ISIS) to refresh the cabins of its Airbus A319/A320 fleet, product manager customer experience Chris Babb has informed employees.

The carrier has also selected Zodiac’s ‘Project Amber’ interior for its Boeing 757-200s, says a Delta flight attendant, describing Babb’s message. However, Runway Girl Network can confirm that Project Amber has been rebranded as ISIS by Zodiac to ensure family commonality.

ISIS boasts recyclable sidewall panels, pod-like passenger service units (PSU) with easy-to-use interfaces, and clam shell overhead bins. In January Delta announced it would refresh the interiors of 225 narrowbodies, though it declined to comment on whether it had selected ISIS for its A320 family aircraft and 757s at that time.

Zodiac has generated a lot of excitement for ISIS, and secured multiple customers in the retrofit market. In a recent promotional video, Zodiac suggests that ISIS “isn’t simply about a dramatically improved passenger experience, it also helps forward thinking airlines drive additional revenue opportunities”.

Modular in nature, ISIS dramatically reduces part numbers – from 11 to 4 – which is meaningful to airlines. Zodiac will unveil a widebody version of ISIS at the forthcoming Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg.

16 Comments

  1. Joe

    All sounds really good but it would be good to see how the modified overhead compartments will relate to the aisle seat’s air and light controls. It doesn’t look like they will be directly overhead in the new configuration.

  2. Gail Pindzia

    Will there be vents in the galleys where the F/A’s do a lot of work and need some air? With the galley essentially cut in half, their will be very, very limited space for service set-up. Was this considered?

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  4. Jack

    Not a fan of those types of bins – once they are full of stuff they are so hard to close they are so heavy you have to have serious bicepts to shut them

    • Mark Shentle

      No, not biceps I’m afraid. To close an overhead bin like this you’d use your deltoids and triceps.

  5. Debbie Nichols

    I love the air bus and am totally afraid that this well-produced video is all smoke and mirrors. It will all be at the expense of the flight attendants. Less room to work and to just be, which affects customer service. Yes to needing air vents in the galleys. I never understood why there were never any to begin with. I agree with the statement that these bins are very hard to push close when full. Anyone remember the tri-star. Working flight attendants are never asked for input. It is all about making money.

    • Tod

      It is far more important to extract the air out of the galley area than to push air in.
      Extraction sucks smells away and they are backfilled with cabin air.
      Pushing in pretend fresh air does not help the FA and pushes galley odor throughout the cabin and does not provide much useful quality or volume of fresh air.

  6. RAPH

    Next they will have the F/A jump seats in the Restrooms. We do not have a place to work now mush less if they do this. THERE DOES NOT NEED TO BE A SERVICE ON FLIGHTS AT ALL. ONLY IF THE FLIGHT IS OVER 3 hr long then we could hand out a coke

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  8. Mike

    The video has been removed! Any idea where it can be viewed? I can’t find it anywhere on YouTube.

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