STELIA EQUINOX copyright China Airlines

STELIA Aerospace has revealed it has developed a highly customised version of its EQUINOX Premium Business Class seat for China Airlines’ A321neo.

The first aircraft will enter into service soon and the manufacturer says that thanks to the highest standards provided by the seat and the features specifically developed by STELIA Aerospace and China Airlines to fit the airline’s very stringent requirements, passengers can benefit from a full-flat seat on a single-aisle aircraft.

The seat’s features include a spacious 180-degree full flat bed with an enlarged bed width of 22.5 inches, retractable telescopic partitions between seats for enhanced privacy and a personal storage area under the TV screen which has doors that transform into a small cocktail table.

It also features a new LED control panel that allows passengers to electrically adjust the seat and maximise comfort throughout the flight, together with a new inductive charging for mobile devices – a rare feature on single-aisle aircraft – and night mood lighting projections around each passenger’s head, enhancing comfort at night and helping sleep.

The company has also designed a full-height front row monument specifically tailored for China Airlines. According to STELIA Aerospace, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Airbus, the monument optimises storage space as well as the aircraft seat count, while providing a welcoming cabin ambience for passengers as soon as they board the aircraft.

Thierry Kanengieser, VP Cabin Interior, Airbus Atlantic, said: “In the name of STELIA Aerospace, I am very proud to have worked with China Airlines to develop this brand-new and highly customised EQUINOX Premium Business Class seat for their A321neo. This seat will no doubt contribute widely to passenger comfort on regional routes, complying with China Airlines’ tradition of excellence.”

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