As Singapore Airlines resumes 737 MAX flights later this year passengers will see a new product on board. The carrier unveiled its new premium cabin today, including lie-flat seats, as part of the overall offering.
This significant investment demonstrates Singapore Airlines’ commitment to maintaining our leadership position in the airline industry. As air travel recovers, our customers can continue to enjoy world-class products and award-winning service across our fleets.– Mr Lee Lik Hsin, Executive VP Commercial, Singapore Airlines
Fully flat business class
The new Singapore Airlines 737 MAX 8 offers 10 business class beds on board. Designed by London-based Factorydesign, the Thompson Aero Vantage seats include two “throne” seats, plus eight in a 2-2 arrangement. This product is based on the same seat that JetBlue installed for its original Mint cabin when that launched, though only 10 premium seats rather than 16.
In addition to the extra table space, the throne seats also include a storage cubby for passengers.
Singapore Airlines calls out the “premium materials with bespoke embroidery in custom patterns and textures” used to fit the seats. They are on par with the finishes used in the carrier’s medium-haul aircraft, providing a high level of comfort, and consistency across the product line.
Business class seats include a 16″ screen for entertainment, as well as AC power and two USB ports.
Comfort in coach
The 144 economy class seats, manufactured by Collins Aerospace, is pitched at 30″ throughout the cabin. Each seat comes with a contoured backrest for better support and four-way adjustable headrest with foldable wings.
Passengers will have a 10″ IFE screen with USB-A power available.
Panasonic for IFE/C
Panasonic Avionics will provide the full suite of in-flight entertainment and connectivity services on board the Singapore Airlines 737 MAX fleet. This includes the X-Series embedded single-aisle IFE kit and the new Arc 3D map. The kit will also support the companion app functionality. This allows passengers to browse and create personalized playlists of movies, TV, or music available on KrisWorld via the SingaporeAir mobile app. The app can also control media playback directly from passengers’ personal electronic devices.
Panasonic’s global Ku-band in-flight connectivity kit is also installed on the new MAX 8 fleet.
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