January 23 2019  |  Seating

Turkish selects STELIA for bespoke Business Class seat

By Rachel Debling

Turkish Airlines has tapped STELIA Aerospace to develop custom Business Class seats for the airline's new 787-9 and A350-900 aircraft. Deliveries are slated to commence this summer.

According to a January 22 press release from STELIA, the bespoke seats will be fully flat and feature "full access" and "full privacy," thanks to lowerable armrests, adjustable dividers, a spacious footwell and a seat pitch of 44 inches.

Other characteristics of the tailor-made product include additional stowage space, built-in reading lights, a generously sized meal table and Alcantara padding, a material that has been used in luxury sports car interiors. For passengers' entertainment, the seats will also feature 18-inch, HD touchscreen monitors.

“This bespoke Business Class seat has been developed for Turkish Airlines as their best-in-class seat, in order to enhance passenger comfort for long-haul," said Thierry Kanengieser, VP Cabin Interior at STELIA Aerospace, in a statement from the company. "We are very involved in customizing our products at every step of design, so as to meet our customer’s needs and expectations. This new seat offers comfort combined with modern styling."

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