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New Business Class seat from Air France

New Business Class seat from Air France

Air France has unveiled a new Business Class seat, following a €500 million investment in its aircraft.

The seat features a unique design for more comfort and freedom, a fully flat seat bed for more sleep, a direct aisle access for each passenger and, more importantly for some, a 16-inch high definition touch screen, with over 1,000 hours of entertainment.

In total, 2,102 seats will be installed between June 2014 and summer 2016 on 44 Boeing 777 aircraft, the core of Air France’s long-haul fleet.

Every detail has been specially modelled to give the seat its unique design.

Business Class passengers can now relax in a real “cocoon”, with luxurious finishing touches such as leather upholstery and topstitching, providing the best possible comfort and offering the prospect of a perfect sleep.

Air France engaged customers, company employees, designers, and ergonomic experts in the seat’s design.

A 16-inch high definition touch screen offers more than 1,000 hours of entertainment, with a unique and intuitive navigation experience similar to a tablet.

Entertainment programmes are available in 12 languages (French, English, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, German, Italian, Dutch, Russian and Arabic).

Specially designed for Air France, this seat was developed in collaboration with Zodiac Aerospace, a world leader in the manufacture of aircraft seats.

Its unique design was created by designer Mark Collins of Design Investment - who specialises in the world of high-end transportation - and by the design and branding agency, Brandimage.

Within the framework of its Transform 2015 plan, Air France is continuing to develop the move upmarket of its entire range of products and services, in a programme called “Best & Beyond”.

This project aims to position Air France as leading the market in terms of investment in customers and the quality of the on board experience.