Mirus Aircraft Seating has been a little quiet since the mass of seats for Air Asia and Air Asia X were ordered. Well, it seems they’ve got some traction – with an order from TUI.
The Hawk seat will be used by TUI on its upgrade of the airlines’ Boeing 767 Fleet. This covers around the fleets based in the United Kingdom (four aircraft), Beglium (one aircraft) and Netherlands (one aircraft – based on current registers).
Deliveries of the Hawk to TUI will commence in 2019.
According to Mirus, the Hawk will be configured for TUI, optimised for flights for up to 12 hours at a time. The seat will be taliored to TUI’s needs.
No information has been released if the seat will feature in-seat power or in-flight entertainment system – although the seat is capable of it in its demostration form.
David Spalding Sales Manager said.
“We are delighted Mirus Aircraft Seating has been given the opportunity to refine a seat guided by the vast experience of TUI’s team and in keeping with our mission of “going further”.
Geert Somers, Director of Engineering and Maintenance, TUI Aviation said
“Working together with Mirus we are ensuring that our Boeing 767s will fly with a state-of-the-art interior and bring our guests comfortably to sunshine destinations across Asia or the Americas.”
A welcome step forward for the Hawk.
The Hawk seat impressed me when I tried it a couple of years ago at Aircraft Interiors Expo as a good option for both long and short haul operations, with flexiblity in the design to deliver both. Whilst the company did announce the launch of its Rworks service – seeing no extra customers line up for the Hawk was concerning – even with the mass order for Air Asia Group
It’ll be interesting to see if Mirus can continue to extend the sale of Hawk Seats further on – and collecting TUI as a customer is a big step forward.
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