Further details of JetBlue’s seating on its latest A220 aircraft have been released.
The 140 Collins Meridian seats, customised in direct response to customer feedback, feature the added seatback cushioning and headrest padding made from the new, softer animal-free ‘leather’ material from Ultrafabrics Inc., Ultraleather Promessa AV.
According to Ultrafabrics, Promessa is a beautiful innovative and Japanese-crafted leather alternative product designed specifically for comfort.
Ultrafabrics’ proprietary production process, Takumi Technology, creates a four-layer construction that includes a microfoam layer. This provides an extra layer of support, acting as a heat dissipation layer to enhance both physical and thermal comfort for the guests. The Promessa AV product line also includes an inherent EPA registered antimicrobial solution, for added protection from micro-organisms.
“While we’re a global company, working with such a great customer in our own backyard was a great experience,” said Tapis Corp Sales Director Matthew Nicholls. “You can tell how much JetBlue cares about its passenger experience given the lengths and details they went into, within the development process.”
This JetBlue project is just the latest in aviation interiors for Ultrafabrics and Tapis Corp., having just contributed innovative fabric solutions to the Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo vessel.