Posted on: 15 January 2015 by Ross McSweeny
Air France has officially inaugurated its new La Première cabin, designed by Priestmangoode and manufactured by B/E Aerospace, on flight AF254 from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Singapore and Jakarta.
The La Première cabin consists of four suites and is installed across the airline’s 19 long-haul Boeing 777-300 aircraft.
Within the cabin, each of the four passengers has a personal 24-inch (61cm) HD touch screen controlled with a graphical user interface which was inspired by the iPad. The in-flight entertainment (IFE) system can also be navigated using a touchscreen remote that doubles as a second screen, displaying flight information without interrupting the programme on the main screen, for example.
Each suite is equipped with Bose noise-reducing headphones, two international electric sockets and a USB port. There is also a socket to plug in personal headphones.
The IFE system is available in twelve languages and will soon offer over 1,000 hours of content on demand, including films, games, TV series and music.
Passengers can also electronically open and close their window blinds, as well as choosing from different lighting settings. There is ambient lighting, an adjustable reading lamp and a bedside lamp.Furthermore, La Première suites offer privacy at the discretion of the passenger. Each suite is surrounded by thick black curtains with leather tiebacks, alongside a mobile partition located in the armrest next to the aisle, which can be raised by a simple touch control.
Later in 2015, La Première will also be available on flights to New York, Dubai, Libreville and Yaoundé.