Visitors to Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg this week have been able to see Air France’s latest long-haul business-class seat, due to fly from July 2023 on 21 Airbus A350s.
The seat is a widebody version of Stelia Aerospace’s Opera platform, customised in collaboration with Design Investment, with a flat bed almost 2m long, direct aisle access, and privacy afforded by a sliding door. The centre double seats are equipped with a lowerable central panel for controllable privacy.
The seat also integrates a 20in 4K UHD IFE display – the largest in an Air France Business cabin – and also a Bluetooth connection. A new touchpad screen is included for easy browsing of the IFE interface, and personal devices can be paired with the screen.
“As a France-based company, Stelia Aerospace is proud to have the French national carrier as its launch customer for this new, innovative and luxurious seat. We are thrilled to support Air France in its constant will to offer the best standards of comfort and prestige to its passengers”, said Thierry Kanengieser, VP of cabin interiors at Stelia Aerospace.