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Safran Seats unveiled its “Versa” Business Class concept.
INNOVATIONS GALORE AT AIX 2019 New busiNess class seats for the airbus a321lr, ergoNomic or fully customisable seats, ideas to improve the passeNger experieNce for people with disabilities... the 2019 editioN of aircraft iNteriors expo iN hamburg (2Nd – 4th april) was oNce agaiN chock-full of iNNovatioNs. we review some of the most excitiNg offeriNgs.
aced with growing airline demand for the Airbus A321LR (Long Range), capable of crossing the Atlantic,Airbus took advantage of the first day of the show to introduce two new types of business class seat, specifically designed for the latest version of the single-aisle best-seller. The first of these, called "Settee Corner", has been developed in partnership with the Italian equipment manufacturer Geven. This seat combines three possible positions: for take-off and landing, the passenger sits at the aisle-side end of the seat. During the flight, he can choose to move to the centre
Airbus highlighted the “Settee Corner”.
of the seat in a more relaxed position to work and chat with a visitor, and if he wants to rest, he can raise a fold-up panel to the horizontal position to create an enlarged
lie-flat area. Seat pitch at the take-off/landing position is 34 inches (86.4cm).The other advantage of the seat is its weight, claimed to be more
10TH MAY 2019
J. B. HEGUY