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Delta Air Lines is to introduce a new business class suite concept on 25 Airbus A350-900s scheduled for delivery from autumn 2017. Each will have 32 Delta One suites in a 1-2-1 configuration, which feature direct aisle access and a full-height sliding door. The airline says the suite features contemporary design with premium trim and finishes to create a residential feel with an emphasis on comfort and privacy. The centre pair will have a sliding privacy divider between them, allowing the space to be opened up for passengers travelling as a couple. 


Much of the styling was carried out by London-based Factorydesign. Senior Designer Ryan Graham says the extra width of the A350 fuselage allowed the door to be the same height as the seat, an industry first for a business class cabin. The consultancy worked closely with Delta and seat manufacturer Thompson Aero Seating throughout the design, development and engineering process and was also responsible for a bespoke reading light design and new mood lighting on the divider between two passengers.


Thompson has supplied a fully-flat bed version of its Vantage XL seat, with a memory foam-enhanced comfort cushion, while there are dedicated stowage compartments for shoes, headphones and laptops. The IFE system features an 18in HD monitor and there is a universal power outlet and high powered USB port at every seat. >>



(photo: Delta Air Lines)

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