Singapore Airlines has unveiled
the next generation of its regional cabin products that will be
fitted on its new Boeing 787-10 fleet set to be used on flights of
up to eight hours.
The new cabin products feature fully-flat beds
and direct aisle access for all Business Class customers,
ergonomically-designed contour backrests with six-way adjustable
headrests in Economy Class, and personalised in-flight
entertainment (IFE) experience for all customers through
They were unveiled for the first time on
Wednesday at a
launch event in Singapore. The launch followed the arrival of the
world’s first 787-10 from Boeing’s production facility in North
Charleston, South Carolina.
The new 787-10s are configured with
337 seats in two classes, featuring 36 Business Class seats and
301 Economy Class seats.
New Business Class
Manufactured by Stelia Aerospace, the new
regional Business Class seats on the 787-10s are arranged in a
forward-facing 1-2-1 staggered configuration to provide every
customer with direct aisle access.
With each seat able to recline directly into a
76” fully-flat bed, Business Class customers can rest in more
comfort, even on the shortest flights. They'll also be able to
enjoy the 18” full high definition touchscreen monitor,
powered by Panasonic’s latest eX3 system.
Each seat measures up to 26” in width with
retractable armrests that can be raised and lowered. Whether
travelling alone or with a partner, adjustable dividers at the
centre seats provide for a customised level of privacy to suit
Customers can also look forward to other
features to enhance their travelling experience, such as ample
stowage space for personal items, a business panel with in-seat
power supply and USB ports, and integrated reading light unit with
adjustable lighting intensity.
New Economy Class
Designed and built by RECARO, the new Economy
Class seat also offers an enhanced in-flight experience.
in a 3-3-3 configuration, each of the 301 Economy Class seats on
the new 787-10s has an ergonomically-designed contour backrest
that provides greater comfort, with a six-way adjustable headrest
with foldable wings to provide more neck support.
Economy Class customers can also enjoy an
enhanced entertainment experience on their personal 11.6” full
high-definition touchscreen monitor, as they browse from the
selection of more than 1,000 movies, TV shows, audio programmes
and games on KrisWorld.
Other features that Economy Class customers can
look forward to include personal storage space for small personal
items, a coat hook, USB port and in-seat power supply.
New In-Flight Entertainment
All customers on the new 787-10s will have
greater control over their in-flight entertainment
experience through myKrisWorld, allowing for IFE personalisation.
Features of myKrisWorld include content
recommendations based on customer preferences and viewing history,
and KrisFlyer members being able to bookmark and resume content,
as well as customise and save preferences for subsequent flights.
SIA is also the first airline in the world to
offer a series of games from Toca Boca and Sago Mini on KrisWorld.
Initially available on the 787-10s, this popular entertainment
option will progressively be made available on other aircraft
types in the airline’s fleet.
The new 787-10s will also be equipped with
in-flight WiFi supported by Panasonic’s Global Communication
Services and GSM phone services provided by Panasonic’s wholly
owned subsidiary Aeromobile.
“The introduction of the new cabin products on
our Boeing 787-10 fleet reinforces our unwavering commitment to
product leadership, one of the key pillars of our brand promise,”
said SIA CEO Mr Goh Choon Phong. “The new products were the result
of a series of consultations with customers, and from working
closely with our seat designers and manufacturers. We are
confident that the new regional cabin products, with full-flat
beds in Business Class and the many new features in Economy Class,
will offer our customers a more comfortable in-flight experience
even on the shortest flights.”
SIA is investing US$350 million in the
introduction of the new regional cabin products on an initial 20
SIA is the first and largest customer for the
787-10, with firm orders for 49 of the type. The airline also has
a firm order with Boeing for 20 777-9s, which are due for delivery
from the 2021/22 financial year.
Osaka and Perth will be the first scheduled
destinations to be served by the new 787-10s, from May 2018. Prior
to the launch of these regular services, the aircraft will be
operated on select flights to Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur for crew