Be a couch potato at 38,000ft! Airbus unveils a new business-style seat so that passengers can laze around halfway
- The new chair, the Settee Corner, does not lean, but has a belt in the horizontal position for safe sleep
- It is based on a three-seat configuration and could be used on the new Airbus long-distance jet, the A321LR
- The chair is up to 50 percent lighter than a traditional chair for business travelers and is 185 cm long
Airbus has unveiled a new sofa-style chair that can turn passengers into sofa potatoes at 38,000 feet.
The new seat, the Settee Corner, has been designed by the interior services of the European aircraft manufacturer and has been specially designed for business accommodation.
It does not lean back and does not turn into a lie plateau, but passengers can lie on it safely and go to sleep during a flight because it comes with two seat belts – one for the upright position, one for the horizontal.
The new Airbus concept for business seats, the bank of the couch, with which passengers can lounge like they would at home
In addition, an accompanying chair has been built in for interim discussions with travel buddies.
Airbus says the seat also comes with a TV screen, drawer table and is 50 percent lighter than a traditional chair for business travelers.
The prototype measures 185 cm long, the same as a traditional Airbus Business Class seat, but the company says there is a possibility to add an extra 10 cm.
Airbus designed the concept in collaboration with seat manufacturer Geven and presented a prototype during the recent Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg.
It is based on a three-seat configuration and Airbus says it can be a luxury addition to its new dual-engine A321 long-range jets.
Airbus designed the concept in collaboration with seat manufacturer Geven, and it is up to 50 percent lighter than traditional business class seats
Airbus says the sofa can be a luxury asset to its new A321 long-range jets with two engines, pictured
At the moment there are no definitive buyers for the bank of the bank, but Amalia Martinez Martin, business manager for customized equipment at Airbus, says there has been positive feedback.
Passengers who would like to experience a bank at 38,000 feet must purchase a ticket for the A350 flight from Virgin Atlantic to New York from Heathrow from August, as it will be part of a new social space called & # 39; The Loft & # 39 ;
The upper class passengers can relax on couches and use a large 32-inch TV to watch a movie or view from the tail camera.
Passengers wishing to experience a bank at a height of 38,000 feet must purchase a ticket on the A350 service from Virgin Atlantic to New York from Heathrow from August, as it will be located in a new social space called & # 39; The Loft & # 39; (photo)