Stelia Aerospace has confirmed it will provide the new long-haul business class seat for Turkish Airlines’ B787-9 and A350-900 aircraft.
In a press release the manufacturer said that the seat will be “Full Flat, Full Access, Full Privacy”, with direct aisle access for all passengers.
Features include 44 inches of seat pitch, an 18-inch touchscreen monitor, “a generous footwell”, “Adjustable dividers between alternate rows of centre seats (full-height and mid-height) to customise the level of privacy”, “Lowerable armrests”, integrated reading lights and a large meal table.
The seat will be fitted to 25 of Turkish Airlines’ new B787-9 aircraft, as well as a further 25 A350-900s, with the rollout beginning this summer.
Stelia said that the seat has been specifically tailored for airlines, with interior trimmings “given a touch of luxury with Alcantara padding, a material used to fit the interiors of sports cars”.
Commenting on the news Thierry Kanengieser, VP Cabin Interior, Stelia Aerospace, said:
“This bespoke Business Class seat has been developed for Turkish Airlines as their best in class seat, in order to enhance passenger comfort for long haul.
“We are very involved in customising our products at every step of design, so as to meet our customer’s needs and expectations. This new seat offers comfort combined with modern styling”.
Stelia has yet to unveil official images of the new seat, but this report by Turkish publication Hurryiet in November shows pictures of what is believed to the product, branded as the “Aurora” seat.
Business Traveller understands that the seat is based on Stelia’s Solstys III product, which has also been taken by Singapore Airlines for its B787-10 Dreamliner.
Last year Turkish Airlines announced it has chosen the MiQ business class seat by Rockwell Collins for its new Airbus A321 neo and Boeing B737 Max aircraft.