Wednesday 22 September 2010
In terms of upgrading and improving the comfort of its Business seat, Air France based its research on ergonomics specialists' recommendations and consultations with customers. On the basis of this research, at the end of 2010, Air France will gradually equip the Business class cabins on board its long-haul aircraft with a more comfortable seat. Over the next three years, close to 40 aircraft (Airbus A330, Boeing 777, Airbus A380) will be fitted out with these new seats.
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The Business seat will feature:
a new seat structure comprising a lie-flat bed measuring over 2m in length
Simpler and more practical controls
In just a few seconds, the seat can be adjusted into a near-horizontal bed, over 2 metres in length, making it one of the longest beds on the market, and 61 cm wide. There are now just two buttons to find the suitable position.
New storage space
In addition to the seatback and overhead compartment storage space (for shoes, amenities kit, water bottle, etc.), new storage areas underneath the footrest and seat cushion are practical for stowing a satchel, laptop or handbag.
A new screen in 16:9 format
The seat features a new 15 inch video screen, in 16:9 format, featuring the latest-generation in-flight entertainment system offering over 500 hours of programming.