Industry Turkish Airlines chooses Rockwell Collins seat for single-aisle business class
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The US company Rockwell Collins has announced, that Turkish Airlines has chosen the MiQ seat for the business class cabin of the new medium-haul single-aisle aircraft fleet.
Turkish Airlines operates a fleet of around 90 Airbus A320 Family aircraft and 120 Boeing 737 Family aircraft. For its fleet expansion, the flag carrier ordered additional 92 A321 Neo, 65 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 10 B737 MAX 9.
Rockwell Collins has now announced that it will equipped all aircraft with its MiQ business class seat. The US company will deliver 92 shipsets for the A321 Neo and 77 shipsets for the Boeing 737 MAX.
According to Rockwell Collins’ website, the MiQ platform was selected for the superior passenger experience it delivers to business class travelers with a comfortable, ergonomic reclining position, including a four-way adjustable headrest and leg rest. The seat also provides a large console for passenger storage. Aisle seats feature level access in which the aisle-side armrest retracts downwards to allow passengers extra width in the seat, as well as enabling them to swing their knees into the aisle so window-seat passengers may move in and out of the row.
“We are very excited to introduce our latest business class seats in our new generation 167 narrow body aircraft. As we continue to take firm steps to increase our passengers’ comfort to an even higher level, we now place those state-of-the-art seats, having special features such as seat back inflight entertainment screens, retractable privacy panels, accessible personal stowage and power outlets, in our new medium-haul fleet. With keeping a close eye into customer expectations, we will continue to present the highest standards with our cabin and seat designs in the future,” said Ahmet Olmuştur, Turkish Airlines Chief Marketing Officer.
Find pictures of the Turkish Airlines single-aisle fleet and the new seat in our gallery below.
Turkish Airlines has two different configurations for its Airbus A320 Family fleet: All A319, A320 and some of the A321 are configured with 12 Business Class seats. The rest of the A321 and all new A321 Neo will have 20 new Business Class and 162 Economy Class seats. The Boeing 737 MAX 8 will have 16 Business Class seats.
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