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American Airlines taps B/E Aerospace to design cabin products

6 May 2016 by Clement Huang
American Airlines (AA) has partnered with aircraft seat manufacturer B/E Aerospace to develop the cabin products on its upcoming A350s. The Oneworld member previously had a contract with Zodiac Aerospace, famous for its popular “Cirrus” seat design. The product can be found on AA’s B777-300ERs and B787s, which it typically uses on long-haul international routes. Zodiac Cirrus seat on AA's B777-300ER However, speaking to the Belfast Telegraph, David Thomas, AA's regional director for the UK/Ireland, Middle East and Africa, said that issues with the seat ultimately led to significant delays of the B787 aircraft, which prompted the airline to seek a new manufacturer. B/E Aerospace enjoys a strong reputation and boasts an eye-catching clientele that includes British Airways, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Japan Airlines, Korean Air and Cathay Pacific. AA's premium economy class seat  AA had previously approached the seat manufacturer to design its upcoming premium economy class product (see here). However, it has now been confirmed that all other cabin seats will also be provided by B/E Aerospace. B/E Aerospace Super Diamond seat While it has yet to be confirmed by the carrier, AA will almost certainly be using the B/E Aerospace Super Diamond seat as its business class product. Arranged in a comfortable 1-2-1 configuration, the seat is currently offered by Qatar Airways, Garuda Indonesia and Virgin Australia. For more information, visit aa.com Clement Huang
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