Stelia Aerospace has been busy in the background this year, launching a new seat with Air France this year – the Elysium.
The seat launched as part of the Airbus A330 refresh that Air France announced earlier this year. The seat is currently rated for the A330 family, as well as the A320 family too.
Based on the Equinox 2D seat, changing the sides, and some of the design language that was present in the Equinox 2D.
The result is a seat that meets the requirements of Equinox 2D (allowing for 2-2-2 installs in space efficient space, but keeps a lot of the things that Equinox 2D.
There is a sense of privacy for people who are travelling alone thanks to the new divider – and openness for couples travelling together.
And yes – the seat does go fully flat and add additional storage for the passenger.
The seat – whilst fully flat – is a step-over type seat (which some airlines still demand. The height of the Elysium tries to negate this, however, it is not a direct aIise access product.
It also allows for operators who want to emphasise space over density for those who demand this in a product
Whilst the market is swinging towards direct aisle access, there may be situations where airlines want to give more space, and use a product aimed at couples and carriers who need a business class product – but may not want to offer direct access as needed.
For this purpose, Elysium could offer an advantage – combined with Steila Aerospace’s performance in delivery of seats.
You can explore the Elysium seat yourself at https://elysiumseat.com/
Thanks to Stela Aerospace for access to their stand during Aircraft Interiors Expo.
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