Turkish Airlines has selected Rockwell Collins’ MiQ seats for its business class cabin on its new fleet of medium-haul, single-aisle aircraft. Initial deliveries of 92 shipsets for Airbus A321neo aircraft and deliveries of 77 shipsets for Boeing 737 MAX aircraft are now underway.
The MiQ platform provides business class travellers with a comfortable, ergonomic reclining position, including a four-way adjustable headrest and leg rest. The seat also provides a large console for passenger storage.
Aisle seats feature level access in which the aisle-side armrest retracts downwards to allow passengers extra width in the seat, as well as enabling them to swing their knees into the aisle so window-seat passengers may move in and out of the row.
“We are very excited to introduce our latest business class seats in our new generation 167 narrow body aircraft,” said Ahmet Olmuştur, Chief Marketing Officer, Turkish Airlines. “As we continue to take firm steps to increase our passengers’ comfort to an even higher level, we now place those state-of-the-art seats, having special features such as seatback inflight entertainment screens, retractable privacy panels, accessible personal stowage and power outlets, in our new medium-haul fleet. With keeping a close eye into customer expectations, we will continue to present the highest standards with our cabin and seat designs in the future.”
Mark Vaughan, Vice President and General Manager for Interior Systems at Rockwell Collins, added: “The modular design elements of the MiQ seating platform allowed us to work closely with Turkish Airlines to provide a customised configuration that includes a new privacy feature to ensure that business class passengers enjoy an optimal flight experience. In addition, we designed custom leather dress covers to fully reflect the airline’s brand.”