Singapore Airlines has unveiled its next generation of regional cabins for its new Boeing 787-10 aircraft. At a launch event in Singapore, the airline revealed a Business Class seat that reclines directly into a fully-flat bed and offers direct aisle access.
The airline has invested US$350m (£250m) to equip an initial 20 787-10s with the new products. Its first 787-10 was delivered from Boeing earlier this week, and will be deployed on flights up to eight hours.
The new cabin products also feature ergonomically-designed contour backrests with six-way adjustable headrests in Economy Class, and personalised in-flight entertainment (IFE) experience for all customers through myKrisWorld.
Configured with 337 seats in two classes, the new 787-10s offer 36 Business Class seats and 301 Economy Class seats.
Singapore Airlines’ New Regional Business Class
Created by manufacturer Stelia Aerospace, the new regional Business Class seats on the 787-10s are arranged in a forward-facing 1-2-1 staggered configuration. Thus providing every customer direct aisle access.
Each seat reclines directly into a 76” fully-flat bed. A nice feature that will make even the shortest flights that much more comfortable.
Seats measure up to 26” in width with retractable armrests that can be raised and lowered. Adjustable dividers at the centre seats allow you to customise your level of privacy depending on whether you are travelling alone or with a partner.
The screen is an 18” full high-definition touchscreen monitor, powered by Panasonic’s latest eX3 system and featuring SIA’s KrisWorld entertainment system.
There is also ample storage space for personal items, a business panel with in-seat power supply and USB ports, and integrated reading light unit with adjustable lighting intensity.
Singapore Airlines’ New Regional Economy Class
Arranged in a 3-3-3 configuration, the new economy cabin features seats designed and built by RECARO.
They feature ergonomically-designed contour backrest that provides greater comfort, with a six-way adjustable headrest with foldable wings to provide more neck support.
Economy Class customers can also enjoy a personal 11.6” full high-definition touchscreen monitor with KrisWorld.
Other features include personal storage space for small personal items, a coat hook, USB port and in-seat power supply.
The in-flight entertainment system on board the new 787-10s allows for more personalisation than ever before.
Features of myKrisWorld include content recommendations based on customer preferences and viewing history, and KrisFlyer members being able to bookmark and resume content, as well as customise and save preferences for subsequent flights.
SIA is also the first airline in the world to offer a series of games from Toca Boca and Sago Mini on KrisWorld. This popular entertainment option will progressively be made available on other aircraft types in the Airline’s fleet.
The new 787-10s will also be equipped with in-flight WiFi supported by Panasonic’s Global Communication Services and GSM phone services provided by Panasonic’s wholly owned subsidiary Aeromobile.
SIA is the first and largest customer for the 787-10, with orders for 49 of the aircraft. The Airline also has a firm order with Boeing for 20 777-9s, which are due for delivery from the 2021/22 financial year.
Osaka and Perth will be the first scheduled destinations to be served by the new 787-10s, from May 2018. Prior to the launch of these regular services, the aircraft will be operated on selected flights to Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur for crew training purposes.