June 1 2023  |  Seating

WTCE Spotlight: STELIA Aerospace's latest Premium passengers seats

By Reedah Hayder

The OPERA WB, the wide-body version of the reverse herringbone Business Class seat, is set to be unveiled at AIX 2023

STELIA Aerospace is set to make a mark at the upcoming Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) 2023, showcasing its latest innovations.

One of its highlights include the expansion of STELIA Aerospace’s successful OPERA family with the introduction of a new wide-body version. This addition to the family will offer enhanced passenger comfort and well-being. Visitors will also have the opportunity to witness the unveiling of the brand new RENDEZ-VOUS Solo version.

“At STELIA Aerospace, we are continuously renewing and enhancing our range of Premium Business class seats, to better serve our customers in their pursuit for excellence in passenger experience and secure their daily operations by delivering on Time and on Quality,” said Thierry Kanengieser, VP Cabin Interior STELIA Aerospace, in a May 26 press release. “AIX remains ‘the’ event for the commercial aircraft cabin industry and we are excited to showcase our latest range of products and services, results of our yearly innovation works, and to welcome you at the STELIA Aerospace booth.”

The OPERA WB, the wide-body version of the reverse herringbone Business Class seat, will be unveiled at AIX 2023. Originally launched in 2020 for single-aisle aircraft, the OPERA seat has gained recognition for its exceptional design and luxurious features. Now, it will be available on the Airbus A350 platform, with plans to introduce it to the Boeing B787 platform in the near future. With a wide full-flat bed, an extra-large 20” monitor screen, a fully integrated door for increased privacy, and additional stowage capacity, OPERA WB promises endless passenger comfort. Its simplified state-of-the-art design enables easy installation and wiring of screens. Moreover, a confidential and revolutionary version of the OPERA Business Class seat, developed exclusively by STELIA Aerospace, will also be revealed at the event.

STELIA Aerospace will also present new innovative features aimed at enhancing the passenger experience. These exclusive features utilize invisible and non-intrusive sensors integrated into the seats. Among them is the Crew Service App, which connects passengers and cabin crew through seat sensors. This app enables the crew to better understand passengers’ needs, offering tailored services based on different phases of the flight, such as sleep, awakening, or moments of stress. Other features include Sleep Care, a patented technology that helps alleviate the effects of jetlag by providing data on passengers’ tiredness or sleep levels. This information allows the cabin crew to adjust their services, such as offering appropriate drinks and blankets.

In addition to these advancements, STELIA Aerospace will showcase the Solo version of RENDEZ-VOUS at AIX 2023. RENDEZ-VOUS, co-developed by STELIA Aerospace and Design Investment, is recognized as one of the widest Business Class seats on the market. Launched in 2022, it offers a unique “at home” feeling and provides an exceptional use of space influenced by contemporary home styling aspects.

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