First look: Emirates' new business class seat

9 Mar 2016 by BusinessTraveller
Business-Class-Cabin-on-Boeing B777-300ER

Emirates has unveiled its new business class seat at trade show ITB Berlin.

As reported last week (see news March 3), the carrier will fit the revamped seat onto its 170th B777 aircraft, which is due to be delivered in November.

The fully-flat seat features a larger TV screen, expanded personal meal table, improved lighting options and redesigned privacy panels, literature pockets, foot rests and show stowage areas.


Emirates is describing the new offering as “evolution as well as revolution” – cabin configuration will remain 2-3-2, and the total number of business class seats on the B777 will also remain at 42.

All newly delivered Boeing 777s after the arrival of the first aircraft in November will have these new seats on-board. The seats are manufactured by the United States based B/E Aerospace at their facilities in Ireland and North Carolina in the US.

These seats will not be retrofitted on other aircraft in the airline’s fleet, it is our understanding.

A short video showing the new seat can be seen below, or on our Flickr page here, and further photos of the new seat can be seen at the bottom of this article.

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