SilkAir selects Thompson Aero Seating

Singapore Airlines’ (SIA) regional wing, SilkAir, has selected Thompson Aero Seating for the upgrade of business class seats on its Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleet, as it prepares to merge into SIA.

From May 2020 the upgrades will feature new lie-flat business class seats in a forward-facing staggered layout in line with SIA’s regional Business Class offering on its Airbus A350-900 medium-haul and Boeing 787-10 fleets.

The new seats will be retrofitted onto aircraft already in the fleet, and installed at the time of arrival in Singapore for aircraft not yet delivered.

The upgrade programme will also see the installation of new seat-back in-flight entertainment systems in both business and economy Class, although the supplier has not been disclosed.

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