Unum Aircraft Seating has unveiled its first business class seat, Unum One. The company says the seat delivers exceptional comfort with class-leading dimensions and a consistent passenger experience across single- and twin-aisle aircraft.
Unum One offers an outward-facing herringbone layout with full lie-flat bed and direct aisle access. The seat can be used by airlines to provide a consistent business class passenger experience across all aircraft fleets and deployed at a wide range of pitches to maximise efficiency in the cabin layout.
Chris Brady, Unum’s Executive Chairman and CEO, said: “The remarkable thing about this seat is how it has surprised me. Early on in the development process it looked great on paper, then the first cardboard space models were exciting, but now the real thing has blown me away. I’m really proud of the team and the seat they’ve created – from the Zero Gravity position to the space, the table and the privacy door, it all just works.”
The seat offers an infinitely adjustable range of seat positions, including the heightened comfort of the well-supported Zero Gravity position. Every inch of available space has been utilised, in particular the often overlooked and constrained footwell area.
Airlines also have the option of a DOT-compliant privacy door at every pitch and generous side furniture with well thought out storage options.
According to Unum, the seat delivers a consistent experience across both single and twin aisle airframes with a 21″ seat width and, for single aisles, an 80″ bed length (78″ for widebodies).
Unum has been working on the seat with Acumen, one of the world’s most highly regarded industrial designers with more than 50 airline seat designs under its belt.
“We set out to be reliably comfortable and sustainably made, which has driven the design of our entire business,” said Brady. “For example, we see designing in maintainability as part of this promise. The seat needs to work like new every day, so we’ve made the replacement of all the moving parts and the high wear areas straightforward and quick for on-wing replacement.
“Similarly, our commitment to on-time delivery is more than just a promise to try hard. It’s about a fundamental alignment of our design choices and material selections with a short local supply chain. We are close to our suppliers in every sense, which gives us control and is part of our commitment to control our Scope 3 emissions.”
The Unum One seat will be available to experience in person at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg from 14-16 June (stand 6E56).