Hawaiian has been named as the launch customer for the lie-flat Premium Cabin Ascent Seating System from Adient Aerospace – a joint venture between The Boeing Company and Adient.

Since becoming operational in late 2018, Adient Aerospace has focused on refining its Ascent Seating System – a modular premium lie-flat seat featuring double suites and designed specifically for the wide-body cabin of the 787-9 – to address the industry’s need for more choice, capacity and quality in aircraft seats. In its new pursuit to redefine luxury travel to Hawaii, the company will tailor its flexible seat for leisure guests such as couples and families, while providing enhanced functionality for business travelers.

The seats will be installed on Hawaiian’s incoming 10-aircraft Dreamliner fleet, scheduled to enter the airline’s transpacific route network in 2021.

The Main Cabin will be kitted out with Collins Aerospace’s Aspire seats, offering guests more shoulder and hip room, along with ergonomically contoured back and arm rests. The seatback can accommodate a large in-flight entertainment screen, provides generous storage and practical tray table features. Hawaiian installed Collins Aerospace’s Pinnacle Main Cabin seats on its growing fleet of narrow-body Airbus A321neo aircraft.

Image: Adient Aerospace CEO Alan Wittman with Hawaiian Airlines managing director for product development Renee Awana

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