A Rendez-Vous with comfort


Following a soft launch behind the scenes at Aircraft Interiors Expo in June, Stelia Aerospace has officially launched Rendez-Vous, a new staggered business-class seat for widebody platforms, claimed to be one of the widest on the market. The seat is designed like a large, comfortable sofa, enabled by integrating the backrest into the backshell, with no headrest or armrests to constrain passengers’ seating position. The design was created in collaboration with Swiss-based studio, Design Investment.

The idea of sofa-like business-class seating has become a popular trend following the launch of Finnair’s SkyLounge, and this topic is explored in the September issue of Aircraft Interiors International.

Rendez-Vous is available in both a ‘solo’ and ‘honeymoon’ (double) configuration to meet the needs of all types of passenger experience, whether high-level business trips or luxury leisure travel. In-seat comfort features include direct aisle access for all passengers, a spacious and comfortable fully flat bed (single or double), a large privacy door that creates a wide and comfortable private suite, and a full-height privacy divider.

The double Rendez-Vous seat offers an open space with a residential feel

“When you’re travelling far, thousands of miles from home, all you desire is to feel like you would at home. With Rendez-Vous, our brand new business-class staggered seat presenting a unique sofa seating comfort, airlines can offer their passengers an outstanding travel experience with a perfect ‘at home’ feeling while flying,” said Thierry Kanengieser, VP of cabin interiors at Stelia Aerospace.

More details of Rendez-Vous will follow in the Showcase issue of Aircraft Interiors International.

Rendez-Vous is available in a ‘honeymoon’ (double) configuration

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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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