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INTERIORS: Pace takes wraps off A350 cabin configurator

Software engineering firm Pace is helping Airbus bring its developmental A350 XWB to life thanks to a new configuration program created by the Berlin-based company.

The A350 XWB Configurator, a centralised system requested by Airbus, supports the airframer's sales, marketing and customer engineering teams.

It allows them to create airline-specific cabin layouts and aircraft configurations and present them in fully rendered 3D, with realistic representations of the selected materials and ambient lighting options. Additionally the tool checks whether any changes the customer wishes to make are feasible from a certification perspective.

"Being selected by Airbus for the A350 is really important for us and builds on our long-standing relationship with the company," says Anja Kittner, director corporate communications at Pace.