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JAL to Offer New Executive Class Seat and Inflight Entertainment System

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Japan Airlines is to launch a brand new international executive class seat - the JAL Sky Recliner - when it receives delivery of four Boeing 767-300ER aircraft from the manufacturer starting this month.

The new 767s are also equipped with the most advanced version of JAL's in-flight entertainment system - MAGIC V, which now offers a touch-screen function and enhanced compatibility with personal electronic devices.

Modeled after the JAL First Class seat on domestic routes, the JAL Sky Recliner is shaped like a plush-sofa with removable armrests and made with fine upholstery that further enhances the sense of being pampered.

The seats have a pitch of 129.5cm (51 inch), reclines to 132 degrees and are arranged in a spacious 2-2-2 configuration, ensuring ample leg room and comfort throughout the flight.

Features of the new design include an optional large partition that separates both seats and thus provide passengers with heightened privacy, as well as expanded seat pockets for better storage of personal belongings. Incorporating the concept of Universal Design, the buttons of the seat control are large and ergonomic.

Complementing the updated in-flight entertainment system MAGIC V - the JAL Sky Recliner comes with a personal 10.6 inch TV monitor, new video input capability, a USB port as well as an electrical power outlet.

The most current MAGIC V is installed in every seat and customers in every cabin class will be able to control their inflight entertainment network with a touch of the screen in addition to having a handset. They also have the flexibility of viewing their own videos or photographs by connecting a personal gadget such as an iPod, digital camera or video camera to the system.

Another highlight of MAGIC V is the Picture In Picture (PIP) feature which enables customers to display a small flight map simultaneously with any other program. Passengers can use the Interactive Map function to select how they wish to view the flight map.

The medium-sized Boeing 767-300ER is one of the main models in JAL's international fleet. The aircraft equipped with JAL Sky Recliner will be scheduled on routes to destinations like Singapore and Beijing from this month.

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