Airbus seatmaker Stelia's Ultimate 17 first class suite design

By David Flynn , April 13 2017
Airbus seatmaker Stelia's Ultimate 17 first class suite design

Airbus' seatmaking arm Stelia Aerospace is now shopping a new first class cabin among airlines.

The Ultimate 17 represents the company's first foray above business class, where its staggered Solstys seats have proven popular with airlines such as Thai Airways, Asiana and Etihad.

The fully-enclosed suite concept sports double doors for privacy, with a single bed at up to 32 inches (81cm) wide and 79 inches (2m) long and a dining table for two, with your guest perched on an ottoman opposite the main leather-clad seat.

High-tech touches include a curved 32 inch video screen, wireless phone charging and an app so that passengers can control their seat with a smartphone or tablet.

Airlines can also spec up the suite with an optional minibar and wardrobe.

David

David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.

05 Sep 2014

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Looks remarkably similar to the first class on Etihad's 787s

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

25 Sep 2013

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That second PR image makes the seat look very confined and narrow, and the space altogether claustrophobic.

Qf

26 Apr 2015

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I agree it might just be the photos, but it looks very claustrophobic.  

Looks very pleasant! Spacious, private, and well-appointed. Excellent work. 

guy
guy

05 Mar 2012

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When will someone introduce a partition/wall that goes all the way to the ceiling, for total privacy? Or does some safety/technical issue prevent this?

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

29 Jul 2013

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The cabin crew need to be able to easily check on all passengers throughout the flight, having walls to the ceiling would mean the crew would have to open the suite doors to do this.  I was recently on an Etihad flight where the cabin crew noticed that a fellow First class pax was in distress and unable to ring the call bell. So by being able to quickly glance over the suite walls/doors the cabin crew were able to intervene and get him medical care.

05 Sep 2014

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The only airline I can think of that comes close to this is Air France's new first class on which there are floor-to-ceiling curtains.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

18 Feb 2014

Total posts 19

Yes looks like Eithad, so nothing new


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