A new long haul Business Class seat has been unveiled by Air France.
In total, 2,102 seats will be installed between June 2014 and summer 2016 on 44 Boeing 777 aircraft, the core of Air France’s long haul fleet.
The airline says the new seat “cocoon” was developed around the concept of the three f’s:
Full flat – the seat converts to a fully flat bed for crossing time zones without fatigue
Full access – direct access to the aisle, regardless of the seat’s location in the cabin
Full privacy – a protected area is provided by the seat’s enveloping curves, providing a true bubble of privacy in the sky
The seats also come fitted with 16-inch (41cm) in-flight entertainment screens, with a tablet-style interface. The IFE system will offer more than 1,000 hours of movie, TV and music content in 12 languages, including French, English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Arabic. Passengers will also be offered personal electrical sockets and USB ports, along with new noise-reduction headphones.
The roll-out of the new Business Class seat follows recent upgrades to Air France’s Economy Class cabin, which features a brand new seat with more legroom, touch-screen IFE monitors and plug sockets