Rockwell Collins’ new Aspire wide-body economy class seat has entered service on a United Airlines Boeing 777-200 aircraft, the first in a 55 shipset retrofit programme.
“We are excited to offer customers travelling on our 777-200 fleet a new Economy seat featuring updated design, with more living space and under-seat stowage,” said Mark Krolick, Vice President of Marketing, United Airlines. “The Aspire seat was selected as a result of extensive customer testing and feedback as we look to provide customers with a comfortable journey on long-haul flights.”
According to Rockwell Collins, Aspire offers an improved, patented comfort system with an advanced kinematic mechanism that cradles the passenger during recline while preserving maximum living space for each passenger.
“Our Aspire seat offers airlines an enhanced comfort system for long-haul wide-body aircraft that can be configured to fit a specific brand, cabin and passenger experience,” said Tom Plant, Vice President and General Manager of Seating for Rockwell Collins. “We’ve worked closely with United Airlines to incorporate its brand and industry-leading amenities to optimise their passengers’ flight experience.”
United’s Aspire seats feature Panasonic high-definition inflight entertainment monitors, a mid-level literature pocket combined with a full-width single piece food tray, aft-facing PC power on all seat assemblies and adjustable ergonomic headrests, along with the latest brand themes and styling developed by PriestmanGoode for the carrier.