Safran Seats has unveiled two new business class seats.
The first, called ‘VUE’ (pictured above and below), is adapted to long-haul flights on narrowbody aircraft. It is designed to offer passengers a similar experience to that of the most comfortable widebody airplanes while maintaining an efficient cabin layout for the airline, Safran seats said. VUE already has two launch customers, one on the Airbus A320 family, and the other one on the Boeing 737 family, and will enter into service in 2023.
The name VUE stems from the window-facing experience it delivers. All passengers benefit from this experience due to the layout of the cabin, with reverse herringbone seats, the company explained. This layout offers an optimised density while giving passengers a long bed with plenty of foot space. All travellers have direct aisle access with an easy exit even with the TV or meal table deployed.
The second seat, ‘Unity’ (pictured below), is a new generation of high-end forward-facing business class seats, according to Safran Seats. It provides all passengers with direct access to the aisles and multiple storage areas. The seat itself is extra-large compared to other seats in its category, the company said, and offers the comfort of a spacious fully horizontal bed.
Unity’s door option allows for completing a full suite, which can be increased thanks to a higher shell height option. It caters to both individual and companion travellers, with an adjustable central divider.
Unity features the latest technologies developed by Safran Seats including ‘Euphony’, a wireless system dedicated to acoustic comfort.
Unity has already been selected by two customers and is available on widebody aircraft such as the 777, 787 and A350. It will enter into service in 2023.