The ECOS system offers up to 60% more storage capacity than currently available luggage racks.
In partnership with Safran Cabin, Air France will offer luggage racks with an additional capacity of 60% compared to the current ones on its entire short and medium-haul fleet of Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft. The “ECOS” system (Efficient Cabin Open Space) consists of new bins, ceiling and cove panels that provide a lower shelf height for ease of loading and visibility. The new luggage compartments are also equipped with doors which do not encroach into the cabin aisle. It provides an easier and smoother boarding experience, greatly reducing the time spent searching for luggage space on board or the need to put certain bags in the hold.
In total, Air France plans to gradually equip its 40 A320s and 11 A321s with 1,342 new luggage compartments between September 2020 and September 2022. The current models enable to load 104 bags in the A320 and 113 in the A321. The “ECOS” luggage stowage will be able to load 166 luggage in the Airbus A320 and 192 in the Airbus A321.