Safran Seats has launched its new seating products – VUE and Unity – a pair of business-class products.
VUE is adapted to long-haul flights on narrow-body aircraft, both of which appear to have customers for the seating.
It is designed to offer passengers a similar experience to that of the most comfortable wide-body product while maintaining an efficient cabin layout for the airline.
This layout offers an optimized 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 privacy is excellent, with no direct eye contact and the possibility of adding a door to the suite.
The seat is laid out in a reverse-herringbone layout, with each seating offering a window-facing view (hence its name).
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.
Let us move on to Unity. This is a new generation of high-end forward-facing business class seats, with the ability to provide all passengers with direct access to the aisles, it offers an innovative design, a spacious suite environment and multiple storage areas.
The seat itself is extra-large compared to other seats in its category and offers the comfort of a fully horizontal bed.
The Unitys seat is designed for privacy. The 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.
The Unity product can integrate new 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 wide-body aircraft such as Boeing 777, Boeing 787 and Airbus A350.
Like VUE It will enter into service in 2023 with its customers.
Economy Class and Beyond will be taking a good look at VUE and Unity later this week, with our first impressions coming very soon.
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