B/E Aerospace Aspire’s with major international carrier

tB/E Aerospace’s Aspire seat will debut on an undisclosed major international airline’s new-buy and retrofit wide-body aircraft.ttA proprietary design, Aspire incorporates B/E’s patented technologies and is the next generation seating product for wide-body main cabin seating. It will also be the industry’s lightest full feature wide-body main cabin seat.ttThe Aspire launch follows that of the patented Meridian narrow-body main cabin seating platform, the launch customer for which is Southwest Airlines. A total of six airlines have selected the Meridian for outfitting more than 700 narrow-body aircraft.tt“We are pleased that the launch customers for both our Aspire and Meridian seating platforms are leading global airlines. These seats will provide the airlines’ passengers with unprecedented comfort and functionality within the main cabins of their wide-body and narrow-body aircraft," commented Amin J. Khoury, executive chairman of B/E Aerospace.tt"The launch of the Aspire™ and Meridian™ seating platforms further strengthens our record backlog and underlies our confidence in our growth outlook. Thus far, seven airlines have placed combined orders of more than US$400 million for these products. Our position as the leading provider of aircraft cabin interior products is evidenced by our continued market success having won more than 75% of super first class seating awards, approximately 50% of business class and main cabin seating awards, and more than 85% of food and beverage preparation and storage equipment awards over the last two years."t

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