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A full range of configurations for first class, business class and premium economy class seating are offered for use in aircraft cabin interior layouts that meet airlines’ specific service offering requirements.

Description

A variety of seating options, along with the arrangement/placement of modules, dividing walls, storage areas, and cabin positioning are offered.

Defined seating arrangements include:

  • First class suites, created with two transverse walls extending from a longitudinal cabin wall up to a longitudinal aisle; a longitudinal wall separating the cabin module from the aisle; an access point from the aisle to each personal space. This configuration ensures an ample bedding surface for the passenger.
     
  • First class mini-suites, formed with a cabin module of elongated rectangular shape, with two initial walls connected by two other walls smaller than the first; a door mounted in an opening implemented in a wall separating the module from an aisle; and the seat, positioned longitudinally in relation to a direction of movement of the aircraft. Each module is configured to create a bedding surface for the passenger.
     
  • Business class full-flat seats, with the availability of three seating arrangements comprising wider and narrower seat options. The seats are staggered, with the first part of a seat facing the second, narrower seat portion. Staggered or offset placement of the seats allows direct access to the aisle for every passenger, and each seat is convertible to a horizontal flat bed.
     
  • Business class/first class convertible layout, arranged in a spacious seating configuration with full flexibility for the changeover between first class to business class within a specified turnaround time. The sevenabreast arrangement (four + three) allows for a single aisle in a widebody fuselage for long-range aircraft.
     
  • Premium economy seats that convert into full-flat beds. Its “herringbone” arrangement provides optimum usage of the cabin cross-section, with easy conversion from a comfortable eight-abreast seating in premium economy or 12-abreast in economy, which can be transformed into four-abreast seating that serve as full-flat beds.

Applications

Airliner passenger cabins, in both new-fit and cabin refurbishment.

Value-added benefits

The innovative seating arrangements meet passengers’ growing expectations for cabin comfort and services, while also enabling airlines to enhance their in-flight service offering, to increase space efficiency (seat count), and allow for higher earning power and profit potential.

Status

5,000+ business class seats have been licensed since 2009; full-flat premium economy seating is available for airline use.

 

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