ZIM Aircraft Seating continues to pick up orders, with Lufthansa Group selecting ZIMprivacy (PC-02) seat.
The new seats will be installed on 19 of Lufthansa’s Boing B747-8 aircraft and an additional 9 SWISS Airbus A330. Lufthansa Group is a customer of ZIM, which have deployed their PC-01 premium economy seat in its long-haul fleet.
According to ZIM, the ZIMprivacy seat has a variety of features enhancing the total passenger experience and comfort. It will boast a mechanical kinematic enclosed within a Fixed Backrest Shell structure. The seat also includes enhanced privacy with an integrated privacy shield creating improved personal space for all passengers. The ZIMprivacy also includes a variety of other amenities such as individually adjustable armrests, cocktail table, single piecemeal table, personal reading light, ambient mood lighting and an extra-large IFE screen.
In terms of customisation, the ZIMprivacy seats will be customised with specification and trim & finish variants for Lufthansa and SWISS to enable each airline to maintain their own cabin branding.
The new ZIM PC-02 Premium Economy seat will be installed in SWISS (A340 and B777) in Q1/2022.
For those keeping an eye on the future Lufthansa fleet, these seats will also be installed for Lufthansa in the new B777-9, A350 and B787 in the future.
Sven Achilles, CEO of ZIM Aircraft Seating said
“The award of this project to ZIM Aircraft Seating is a very good sign for the future direction of commercial aviation in the long-lasting Covid-19 crisis and indicates a recovery in flight activities. The entire ZIM Aircraft Seating team is very proud that we have hit the right nerve in the market with our new product development of the ZIMprivacy, and that with Lufthansa and SWISS we were able to convince two strong partners as launch customers,”
The Lufthansa and SWISS order adds to the existing order backlog of ZIM Aircraft Seating and enables a very positive outlook for the next few years.
We’ll have to see how this plays out in real-world
I’ve flown on the PC-01 in an A350 and 747-8 and whilst the seats were “fine” I did note more than a few inconsistencies in the implementation of it (namely with the USB socket, as well as the firmness of the seat.
Sleeping on the PC-01 was passable – but not wonderful.
As usual, with a new seat like this, the proof will be in the pudding, or in the case of the seat – in the sitting.
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