ANA unveils new economy class seat

23 Apr 2015 by Clement Huang

All Nippon Airways (ANA) has teamed up with Toyota Boshoku Corporation to develop a new generation of domestic economy class seats.

The new designs will enter service in June this year, which marks the first time that Toyota Boshoku has been involved in the development of aircraft seats.

Established in 1950, Toyota Boshoku develops and manufactures automotive interior systems and produces seats for approximately seven million cars every year. The company works with a number of automobile manufacturers including Toyota and Lexus.

ANA credits the partnership with Toyota Boshoku to the company’s reputation for quality craftsmanship.

Seat specifications 

Seat width: 17.5 inches

Seat pitch: 31 inches

Configuration: 2-3-2 

The new economy seat has been developed ergonomically for a range of body types. The seat’s shape is structured to limit muscle fatigue around the hip and gives support for the pelvis. 

Meanwhile, the rounded edges of the headrest provide a sense of openness that widens the passenger’s field of view. The position of the armrests and tray tables has also been determined through ergonomic tests that position them at an ideal height and in line with the body’s natural contour.

ANA is expected to install a total of 1,560 seats across six B767-300 aircraft. Flight routes featuring the new seats will be announced later.

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Clement Huang

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