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Singapore Airlines’ new business class seats, set to debut on the airline's Boeing 777-300ER service between Singapore and London later this year, shares similar design DNA as its new first class mini-suites.
Singapore Airlines has retained the forward-facing layout and 1-2-1 configuration as its current business class cabin, with a similar degree of ‘private space’.
There are now two positions between the standard upright seating and lie-flat bed, which SQ terms Lazy Z and Sundeck mode.
The 28 inch wide seat converts to a 78 inch long flat bed, using the same flip-over design as SQ’s current business class product, with an increased recline from 128 degrees to 132 degrees.
There’s a new amenity storage area on the side console and a separate laptop stowage area.
An ‘all in one business panel’ sports the laptop power supply, USB port plus eXport and HDMI ports. As with the new first class there’s a floodlight reading lamp and on/off switch for the 18 inch LDC monitor (up from today’s 15.4 inches).
There’s also a height-adjustable table of 20.5 inches x 14.5 inches which deploys from the side console, a personal vanity mirror and cocktail trays.
The new business class seats will debut in September on a new Boeing 777-300ER plying the London-Singapore route, and will be fitted to all new Boeing 777s joining the SQ fleet, along with the forthcoming Airbus A350s.
However, Singapore Airlines has no firm plans to upgrade its existing aircraft, including its flagship Airbus A380s.
Australian Business Traveller is attending the launch of Singapore Airlines' new seats in Singapore as a guest of Singapore Airlines.
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