B/E Aerospace has confirmed a deal to provide United Airlines with economy seating for a range of its Airbus and Boeing aircraft.
The cabin interiors manufacturer said it would provide its Aspire seating platform for the carrier’s forthcoming B787-10 and A350 aircraft, as well as a retrofit of existing B777-200s, and the Meridian seat for United’s B737 Max 9 aircraft.
B/E Aerospace said that the Aspire product line “features more passenger living space with an increase in seat width over current generation seats”, with highlights including “an advanced kinematic mechanism that cradles the passenger during recline while preserving maximum living space for each passenger”.
The seat also features “under seat stowage and greater passenger living space due to the proprietary seat frame and leg structure”, as well as a Panasonic HD monitor, literature pocket, full width single piece food tray, adjustable headrests, and “aft facing PC Power on all seat assemblies”.
Meanwhile the Meridian seat, which will launch on United B737 Max 9s (scheduled for first delivery next year), will offer “more living space both side-to-side and forward and aft”, an in-back tablet holder, PC power, and the manufacturer’s “Crystal Flex bottom diaphragm technology”, for “longer flight comfort”.
Both seats will incorporate United’s latest brand themes and styling developed by Priestmangoode and B/E Aerospace’s Design Group.
Commenting on the news Mark Krolick, vice president of marketing at United said:
“We selected B/E’s Aspire and Meridian cabin seating with our customers in mind. Our customers tell us they want comfort and space and these seats will help us deliver on our commitment to create a pleasant flying experience.”
United has begun the rollout of its new Polaris business class offering, with the seat now available on selected B777-300ER aircraft.