Join our
LinkedIn Group


Supplier Spotlight

News

Fixed-shell seating for Air France premium economy passengers

Air France has taken delivery of its 60th Boeing 777, to be used on its Caribbean-Indian Ocean network from Paris Charles de Gaulle. This latest 777-300ER is equipped with 14 "full sleep" longer and wider Business Class seats, as well as a more luxurious premium economy offering.

The Alizé (premium economy) cabin, with 32 seats, offers all the comforts of a private space, thanks to its fixed-shell seat offering 40% more space than the 422-seat Voyageur (economy) cabin.

The Alizé cabin's fixed-shell seats were developed by B/E Aerospace to offer numerous benefits for passengers. The seat slides into a fixed shell without bothering the passenger sitting just behind, thereby preserving each passenger’s personal space. Air France is the first European airline to offer the choice of a fixed-shell seat in an intermediary cabin.

 

Inside the fixed shell, the seat reclines to 123°, providing an optimum rest position with plenty of legroom. The seat is also equipped with a legrest which can be adjusted in height and an adjustable footrest, as well as an adjustable headrest with folding sides. The seat cushion is 19in-wide (48cm) with 10cm-wide leather armrests. The seat pitch is close to 1m (38in, or 97cm).

 

To ensure a maximum amount of legroom, Air France has integrated the seats’ video controls into the seat structure, which are usually located at foot level. The space between each seat has been modified so that passengers are not bothered by lights from other seats when sleeping or watching a film.

 

The seat’s features include a laptop socket, a wide tray with plenty of room for newspapers and a glass, an individual reading lamp, a fixed cocktail tray on the armrest, and noise-reducing headphones for optimum audio and video reception.


In the Alizé cabin, each passenger has a preserved personal space thanks to the new fixed-shell seat, meals designed by Michel Nugues, chef at Servair, an amenities kit, a bottle of water and noise-reducing headphones, as well as a free baggage allowance of two bags each weighing up to 23kg.

 

The Alizé cabin is also available on Air France's Airbus A340, which operates the Cayenne route.


MORE NEWS

Click here  Virgin Australia's B777 cabins are 'The Business'

Click here  Rockwell Collins launches HD IFE upgrades for Gulfstreams

Click here  Orbis Flying Eye Hospital to launch on June 4

Click here  Flying Colours secures launch customer for Inairvation retrofit

Click here  Jet Aviation Basel orders humidification systems for BBJs

Click here  IMG to launch second inflight live sports channel

Click here  Gogo and SKY Perfect team up for Japanese connectivity

Click here  The Leather Institute seals antimicrobial deal

Click here  GEE to acquire EMC in US$550m deal

Click here  INSYS aero approved as EASA production organization

Click here  Recaro smashes turnover record by 40 million Euros

Click here  JetBlue officially the US LCC with highest customer satisfaction

Click here  Kaye named as new head of Austrian Technik

Click here  IAG becomes first European customer for 2Ku

Click here  Delta extends its commitment to dual Ku-band connectivity

Click here  AIM Altitude acquisition officially concluded

Click here  Lufthansa signs deal for Harman headphones

Click here  Delta's regional passenger experience set to improve

Click here  China Southern invests in cabin crew trainers

Click here  Airbus delivers first US-made aircraft

Click here  Volotea installing Immfly inflight wi-fi systems

Click here  SmartLynx fits USB power to A320 fleet

Click here  Airbus BizLab Toulouse launches call for projects

Click here  Cathay Pacific door trainers pass the test

Click here  Gogo 2Ku technology takes off with Aeromexico

Click here  FAA approves ViaSat Ka-band tech for A320

Click here  Stella extends aluminum deal with Thyssenkrupp

Click here  IFE player to bridge streaming, download and chat

Click here  Global partners with CAMOTech Parvaz for Iranian Market

Click here  Emirates SkyCargo upgrades cargo protection

Click here  Board changes at HAECO Americas

Click here  SES and GEE to offer Ku-band in developing markets

Click here  Embraer delivers 1,000th business jet

Click here  Travel tablets to combat dehydration

Click here  “Major airline” customer for B/E Aerospace Aspire seat

Click here  Mirrors can create a new cabin image

Click here  Fancy investing in an airline catering documentary?

Click here  InterJet signs up for SmartTray tables

Click here  The Sky Interior's the limit for LIFT seats

Click here  TAP A330-900neo seats to be all-Recaro

Click here  AirAsia signs up as launch customer for new seat supplier


View more news stories

 

 

SEARCH THE SITE

   Sort by: relevance most recent

Read Latest Issue

Read Latest Issue
Read Latest Issue

Web Exclusives

Peter Baumgartner is a key figure at the center of Etihad's amazing interiors programs. He explains the airline's massive investment in innovation, why it was appropriate and why it may create a new way of working with airframers
Click here to read more

Anyone who thinks color, material and finish (CMF) work is easy clearly hasn’t undergone an flammability test program. New regulations and challenges in the world of flammability tests are making imaginative textile and leather designs difficult to achieve – but also making them safer to fly
Click here to read more

The 2016 Crystal Cabin Awards represent the strongest lineup in the 10 years of the event. Find out more about the magnificent winners and worthy contenders
Click here to read more

Etihad Airways worked with Boeing to develop bold and decidedly non-catalog interiors for its Dreamliners. This landmark project even has benefits for other customers
Click here to read more

Writer Maryann Simson investigates the dramatic changes and opportunities arising among the leaders in the airline catering business
Click here to read more


Supplier Spotlight

Supplier SpotlightClick here for listings and information on leading suppliers covering all aspects of the aircraft interiors industry. Want to see your company included? Contact simon.hughes@ukipme.com for more details.

Submit your industry opinion

Industry BlogDo you have an opinion you'd like to share with the aircraft interiors community? Good or bad, we'd like to hear your views and opinions on the leading issues shaping the industry. Share your comments by sending up to 500 words to adam.gavine@ukipme.com

Submit Your Recruitment Ad

Recruitment AdTo send us your recruitment advertising or to receive information on placing a banner please email simon.hughes@ukipme.com