Avianor, Zodiac Aerospace and BEAerospace to Retrofit Gulf Airs A330s

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Bahrains Gulf Air has signed contracts totaling approximately US$20 million appointing Avianor, Zodiac Aerospace and BEAerospace as partners for the retrofit of its Airbus A330 fleet, following a successful bidding tender process through the Bahrain Tender Board.

Gulf Airs planned A330 retrofit, scheduled to be completed in the last quarter of 2014, is part of the airlines on-going proactive re-fleeting and product enhancement strategy.

A complete transformation of the current A330 seat configuration will allow for the introduction of fully-flat bed seats in the airlines Falcon Gold Class, revamped seats in Economy Class and the introduction of a state-of-the-art inflight entertainment (IFE) system throughout.

Designed specifically for Gulf Air and integrating features based on feedback from customers, the new Falcon Gold seats convert into fully-flat beds measuring 1.90 meters in length guaranteeing a comfortable nights sleep.

The Falcon Gold seats offer more personal space between seats than the airlines previous A330 business class product, allowing passengers to sit back and relax in a 22-inch wide armchair that converts easily into the passengers desired position.

The new Economy Class seats offer passengers the very latest in comfort: a 4-inch recline, an 18-inch seat-width and an adjustable head and foot rest allowing greater passenger relaxation.

All seats in Gulf Airs retrofitted A330 aircraft will include an integrated Audio-Video on Demand (AVOD) feature, an individual touch screen (15-inch in Falcon Gold class and 9-inch in Economy) in every seat and high quality headphones.

A suite of movies, video and audio titles in several languages will be available, in addition to games. A USB port is available in every seat to allow passengers to easily charge electronic devices.

Gulf Airs Acting Chief Executive Officer Mr. Maher Salman Al Musallam said, At Gulf Air we strive to ensure we meet the needs and wants of our passengers which is why we have dedicated the time and focus to designing the new A330 product. For the first time ever we have integrated passenger comments and feedback during the development stage of the seats design to ensure we meet their requirements. We strive to offer a best in class product and with the new A330 seats and IFE we believe we do. Furthermore, we have selected three of the best industry partners to support us with the successful execution of this project, which will only serve to enhance the final product offering. Customers travelling on these aircraft, in both classes of travel, will now have a more relaxing and enjoyable experience.

Gulf Airs A330 retrofit will be supported by three key partners; Avianor, Zodiac Aerospace and BE.

Gulf Airs new A330 aircraft will feature a total of 214 seats in a two-class configuration of 30 in Falcon Gold Class and 184 in Economy.

Gulf Air, Bahrain

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