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An Airbus A350XWB test plane at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.

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LOS ANGELES — Airbus SE wants to know everything passengers are consuming on board — from coffee to movies, even toilet paper.

The European manufacturer and Boeing‘s chief rival, last month began flying one of its A350-900 wide-body aircraft to test what its executives think is the cabin of the future: full of sensors that collect data on the on-board habits of its passengers.

“It’s not a concept. It’s not a dream,” said Airbus’ vice president of cabin marketing Ingo Wuggetzer at an industry conference in Los Angeles this week.

The goal is to gather data on passenger behavior and consumption…



Source cnbc.com

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