B/E Aerospace, Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAV) has announced that United Airlines has chosen its wide body main cabin seating, Aspire, for the 787-10, A350, and 777-200 retrofits, and its single aisle main cabin seating, Meridian, for the next generation 737 MAX 9, the company said.
The Aspire product line features an increase in seat width over current generation seats. A key feature of the Aspire patented comfort system is an advanced kinematic mechanism that cradles the passenger during recline while preserving maximum living space for each passenger. It also incorporates added under seat stowage and more passenger space due to the proprietary seat frame and leg structure. Passenger amenities combine the latest new generation Panasonic high definition monitor for In Flight Entertainment, a mid-level literature pocket combined with a full width single piece food tray, aft facing PC Power on all seat assemblies and ergonomic adjustable headrests.
Meridian, B/E Aerospace´s latest new generation passenger seating platform for narrow body aircraft, will launch on United´s 737 MAX 9 aircraft planned for delivery in 2018. This advancement in seat design provides more space, both side-to-side and forward and aft. A light weight seat, weight savings over current generation seating supports United´s ability to add passenger enhancing comfort amenities. Its in-back tablet holder will accommodate personal devices and will include PC Power on all seat assemblies. Longer flight comfort is enhanced with B/E´s patented Crystal Flex bottom diaphragm technology and full headrest.
United Airlines and United Express operate more than 4,500 flights a day to 339 airports across five continents. In 2016, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 143 million customers. The airline operates 737 mainline aircraft and its United Express partners operate 483 regional aircraft, and is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 192 countries via 28 member airlines.
B/E Aerospace is a manufacturer of aircraft cabin interior products. The company designs, develops, and manufactures a broad range of products for both commercial aircraft and business jets including aircraft cabin seating, lighting systems, oxygen systems, food and beverage preparation and storage equipment, galley systems, and modular lavatory systems.
B/E Aerospace also provides cabin interior reconfiguration, program management, and certification services. B/E Aerospace sells and supports its products through its own global direct sales and product support organization.