Star Alliance Selects B/E Aerospace to Supply New Economy Class Seats

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Star Alliance has selected B/E Aerospace as its development partner for the Star Alliance long-haul economy seat programme.

The joint procurement initiative is aimed at providing member airlines the opportunity to offer their economy class customers superior ergonomic comfort, modern design features and best-in-class technology. To this effect, both a base and advance version of the seat are being developed.

Air China, Austrian and Lufthansa will be the initial member carriers to place these seats on their long-haul fleets, with first deliveries scheduled to begin in 2012.

Jeffrey Goh, Vice President Legal and Corporate Services, Star Alliance, said, Star Alliance has again set an industry trend by becoming the first alliance to partner with an airline seat manufacturer to deliver product innovation to its member carriers. With this initiative we demonstrate that our member carriers can continue to offer differentiated products while at the same time working together to drive synergies, lower costs and enhance the passenger experience.

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