Safran equips the premium cabins of Japan Airlines on Airbus A350
Japan Airlines will be the first airline worldwide to offer the latest technologies from Safran Seats on both First and Business Class suites: Euphony, Safran Seats’ headset-free sound solution developed in collaboration with Devialet, an expert company in acoustical engineering, and Active Backrest, a new mechanism which provides more support at the backrest level in all flight phases and is developed to suit all passengers’ profiles.
The First Class cabin will be equipped with six luxurious suites. Each suite has a wide independent seat for the passenger, with a side seat for use when the primary seat is in bed position. The primary seat converts to an 80” bed with high shells and doors for utmost privacy.The suite can accommodate up to three people in flight with both the primary and side seat paired with the adjacent ottoman. Multiple stowages provide plentiful space for belongings, such as a wardrobe, large under ottoman space, and an insulated drinks compartment. Passengers can enjoy an immersive cinematic experience with the 43” in-flight entertainment screen paired with Euphony, the headset free audio experience, and an individual wireless suite control unit.
The Business Class cabin features 54 suites in a staggered configuration.The Business Class seat offers an improved in-flight experience thanks to the overall space available and the technical package of Euphony and the Active Backrest. The high shell and transparent door, which are signature style features of Japan Airlines, provide passengers with privacy.This innovative design provides luxurious comfort for all passengers due to the wide seat and optimised seat kinematics.The meal table deploys from the console in a single piece, giving passengers more space. The console paired with the meal table provides additional space for work or leisure activities. The under ottoman space allows passengers to store carry-on bags and belongings close to them.
In Premium Economy, the 24 seats have been designed to preserve each passenger’s individual living space and ensure privacy. They are equipped with a fixed backshell and a large divider between the seats, ensuring that each passenger’s own personal space is preserved at all times during the flight. Additionally, the new seats are electrically actuated, providing passengers with complete control over their seating position.
“Safran Seats and Japan Airlines have a close relationship for several decades and it is an honour to be a key part of the journey from co-creation with Japan Airlines for their brand new A350-1000. It is also an important milestone for Safran Seats and we’re excited that passengers will experience our latest innovations with the launch of Euphony and Active Backrest, offering First and Business class passengers a unique way of enjoying their flight."
Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world, where air transport is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and accessible. Safran has a global presence, with 83000 employees and sales of 19.0 billion euros in 2022, and holds, alone or in partnership, world or regional leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes research and development programs to maintain the environmental priorities of its R&T and Innovation roadmap.Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange and is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices.
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Japan Airlines (JAL), Japan’s first private aviation company, was established in 1951 and is a member of the oneworld® Alliance. The airline operates a fleet of 224 aircraft and has announced plans to begin renewing its international flagship aircraft starting in its winter 2023 schedule. Together with other JAL Group and partner airlines, JAL offers an extensive domestic and international network that serves 376 airports across 64 countries/regions. The airline has received numerous accolades for its exceptional service, including being recognized as a certified 5-Star Airline by Skytrax and being awarded the prestigious "World Class" Airline title by APEX, the Airline Passenger Experience Association. JAL takes great pride in its on-time performance and is regarded as one of the most punctual airlines globally. The airline is dedicated to ensuring the highest standards of flight safety and overall service quality, striving to be the most preferred airline by customers worldwide. The JAL Group recognizes that action to address climate change is a particularly important issue for the sustainability of society, and in June 2020, the group announced its commitment to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
For details and to learn more, visit JAL's official website at https://www.jal.com/en/.
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