Turkish Airlines develops business class with Stelia

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Stelia Aerospace has revealed that it has been selected by Turkish Airlines to supply bespoke business class seats to be fitted on the carrier’s 25 Boeing 787-9 and 25 Airbus A350-900 aircraft, with deliveries due to begin in summer 2019.

Neither party will release images of the seat at present, but Stelia has shared some details of the design, in addition to its key features of direct aisle acces, 18in IFE displays and a fully flat bed. Specific details of the Turkish Airlines design include a 44in seat pitch, a ‘generous’ footwell, adjustable dividers between alternate rows of center seats (full-height and mid-height) so passengers can customize their level of privacy, and lowerable armrests.

Other features include increased stowage space compared with the base model, integrated reading lights, a large meal table, and Alcantara padding within the seat.

Thierry Kanengieser, VP of cabin interiors at STELIA Aerospace said, “This bespoke business class seat has been developed for Turkish Airlines as their best-in-class seat, in order to enhance passenger comfort for long haul. We are very involved in customizing our products at every step of design, so as to meet our customer’s needs and expectations. This new seat offers comfort combined with modern styling”.

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