Singapore Airlines’ 2007 cabin designs


Singapore Airlines unveiled a luxurious first-class experience for its B77-300ERs, billed as ‘a class beyond first’

The large, height-adjustable table in first class could function as a desk, meeting table or dining table

The generous seat width in the B777 first class made them ideal for sharing with children

The first class seat in TTL mode

The first class seat in lounging mode

Crew pulled out the dedicated sleeping surface over the reclined seat

The bed in first class was large enough to share with a child

The large bed surface in first class enabled various options for relaxing during a long flight

SIA’s first class featured large Panasonic eX2 IFE displays

Not one inch of the first class envelope was wasted. The baggage requirements of first class passengers was a key consideration

A vanity area enabled to guests to prepare themselves for arrival in privacy, which also helped keep the lavatories available


Business Class

SIA’s first A380 business-class cabin was similar to that already introduced earlier the same year on the airline’s first Boeing 777-300ERs. JPA Design took advantage of the A380 cabin size to make the seats even wider

The business class seats were manufactured for Singapore Airlines by Koito of Japan

The SIA business class seat was the widest in the world, measuring 34in across and transforming into an 82in-long fully flat bed

No time to relax for these businessmen doing business in business class

The business-class cabin occupied 60% of the upper deck, reducing noise intrusion from the engines. JPA Design claimed the shape of the seat further reduced noise travel around the cabin

The business class seats were installed at 52in pitch, in a forward-facing, four-abreast (1-2-1) tessellated configuration with direct aisle access

The 34in-wide business class seat was useful for parents entertaining their children

Height-adjustable dining tables helped passengers enjoy the luxurious Singapore Airlines inflight dining options

Stowage space was maximised in the business class seat. At the same time, seat weight was minimised, through the use of carbon fibre, membrane seat backs, reducing the number of actuators, and an unpalletised design

Business class guests enjoyed bedding exclusively designed by Givenchy

The handset for the Panasonic eX2 IFE system

A convenient hook for the headphones

15.4in LCD IFE screens were fitted in business class

Business class passengers could connect peripherals to the IFE system. work during the flight. They could save their work at the end of the trip simply by plugging in a USB thumb drive

Economy class

Singapore Airlines’ KrisWorld IFE system (based on the Panasonic eX2 platform) could entertain young flyers, with 100 movie choices, more than 180 TV programmes, a library of 700 music CDs, music channels, and many learning applications

Singapore Airlines was the first airline in the world to offer 3D games via its IFE system

The IFE handset in economy class

Input ports for the seatback IFE

SIA’s A380 featured 399 seats in economy across both decks. The Weber seats were set at 32in pitch in a 3-4-3 configuration on the main deck, and a 2-4-2 layout on the upper deck

The 19in-wide Weber economy class seats were an inch wider than on SIA’s other aircraft types, and also featured a cradle mechanism

Other features of the economy class seats included a reading light underneath the IFE screen, personal storage space for spectacles and small personal items, a coat hook, foot rest and in-seat power supply

The personal reading light in use. The airline used different colours for the seat covers in order to visually split up the economy cabins

Every passenger in every class enjoyed a great experience on board Singapore Airlines’ first A380

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Ever since his first flight on a TriStar, Adam has loved air travel, and since becoming editor of the Aircraft Interiors International brand he has really enjoyed the opportunity to be involved with the latest aircraft and airline products before they are even launched. Adam co-ordinates the running of the magazine, from commissioning articles and artwork, to ensuring that high standards of quality are maintained, as well as managing online content. Adam is proud to sit on the jury of the Crystal Cabin Awards and to have laid on the bed in Etihad's Residence.

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