Aircraft Cabin Management

BA awards cabin seating contract to Collins Aerospace

Collins Aerospace has won a contract to upgrade the business class seating on British Airways’ fleet of Boeing 777 aircraft.

The airline’s ‘Club Suite’ seating offers direct-aisle access, a suite door for “greater privacy” and “luxurious” flat-bed seats in a 1-2-1 configuration.

British Airways has already retrofitted a number of its Boeing 777 aircraft with the upgraded seating, with the roll out on the remaining aircraft expected to be completed by the end of 2022.

The retrofitted Boeing 777 aircraft will be operating from London Heathrow.

“When we launched our Club Suite product, it was a huge hit with our customers who loved the privacy the new seat offers,” said British Airway’s head of inflight product Sajida Ismail.

“We are focused on the roll out of this product and other cabin enhancements to ensure we deliver on our commitment to provide the very best British quality, style and comfort for our customers.”

As part of the upgrade, the airline’s ‘Club Kitchen’ will also be fitted with new chillers with built-in storage for snacks, drinks and other refreshments.

Collins Aerospace’s general manager of integration engineering Trevor Skelly said: “The upgraded Club World cabin raises British Airways’ already high standards and provides commonality across their fleet of aircraft. Our Integration Engineering team has worked closely with British Airways designers for several years to bring the latest in business class comfort, style and privacy from concept to reality.”

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