Aeromexico has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, featuring interiors designed by transport architecture studio New Territory.
The aircraft is configured for 238 economy seats in a 3-3-3 configuration, and 36 fully flat Clase Premier (business) seats in a 1-2-1 configuration. Both classes have ergonomic seats and touch screens two inches (5cm) larger than those of previous models.
Clase Premier includes a bar and social space also designed by New Territory, known as “Espacio Premier.” The space was designed to emulate a kitchen environment, and features a large “skylight” panel of overhead flat light.
New Territory director Luke Miles said:
“We observed that not everyone feels relaxed enough to talk when they’re at a bar, so we designed the social space to feel and work less like a traditional bar and more like a beautiful domestic space. Here passengers feel relaxed enough to help themselves to drinks and refreshments, choosing if and how they interact with fellow passengers.
“We’ve thought about aircraft architecture with a view to the future, looking beyond branded interior design and style that so often feels alien to aircraft interiors, as well as to the passenger. Instead we’ve been more sensitive to the airframe to create a space that feels more open, accessible, and more natural for passengers to move around.”
The aircraft’s carbon fibre structure makes it lighter and more eco-conscious, reducing noise by 57 per cent and CO2 emissions by 20 per cent.
Aeromexico ordered ten Boeing Dreamliners in 2012, representing the largest investment in the history of Mexican aviation. The first, which the carrier has named “Quetzalcoatl” after an Aztec deity, was unveiled last week.
The new Dreamliner will serve Aeromexico’s Amsterdam, London, Madrid, New York, Paris, Santiago, Shanghai and Tokyo routes.