With Kuwait Airways joining the Airbus A330neo operator family, the airline has chosen some core components of its new aircraft- business class seats and the galley.
Kuwait Airways will use the Super Diamond seat for its business class product aboard the A330-800neo, as well as the Essence galley inserts
Collins Aerospace will supply the eight shipsets of seats, which will be installed in a 1-2-1 formation, with 32 business class seats per set. Seats will be configured to offer a 78″ flatbed.
For passengers across all cabins, Essence galley inserts should be interesting.
Whilst not as customer facing, the will offer steam ovens to cook food, espresso machines and a full collection of chilling equipment. The inserts are light-weight (important, as this will be weight will flying every flight).
Alastair Hamilton, vice president, Sales & Marketing, Interiors for Collins Aerospace said
“Accommodating passengers in today’s competitive airspace means offering highly distinctive experiences through the seat they sit in, the quality of food and beverage service along with other amenities offered throughout a flight,”
“Super Diamond and our Essence galley inserts are proven to exceed expectations and make the passenger’s journey as enjoyable as possible.”
A Super Diamond success
The Collins Aerospace (nee B/E Aerospace) Super Diamond is a popular seat with airliners. This new order will be brought into service with 10,000 seats of the type operating with over 20 carriers worldwide.
The Eight A330-800neo aircraft will enter into service in 2020.
I’ve got to admit, if I get a chance to fly the Super Diamond seat, I’m normally very happy. It provides a comfortable space to spend time in, whilst folding out into a comfortable bed. I’ve flown on it with Qatar Airways in their Boeing 787 and A350-900 variants.
With even more airlines taking the Super Diamond – Collins Aerospace will have to work cut out on its next-generation seats.
In addition, the galley inserts will be something every passenger will enjoy if they have a food or drink onboard the aircraft – although I suspect the in-flight espresso maker will be kept for business class passengers only…
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