Posted on: 03 October 2013 by Mark Howells
United Airlines has unveiled a new seat design which is being introduced initially on Bombardier CRJ700s operated by United Express carrier SkyWest Airlines.
United expects to deploy the new look on its domestic mainline aircraft and on regional aircraft operated by United Express carriers. Ultimately, United plans the new design to be on more than 60,000 seats on more than 500 aircraft, including, United anticipates, approximately 400 aircraft by 2015.
The company says the new design includes “bold elements, such as multi-tonal leather seat covers, distinctive double-stitch patterns, sculpted contouring, more ergonomic and supportive cushioning and additional seat-back storage space”.
"Our customers will see a distinctive, consistent look on our aircraft that underscores our modern fleet and our onboard investments to make their travels more user-friendly," declared Jeff Foland, United's executive vice-president of marketing, technology and strategy.
The airline developed the seats with global travel and transport design consultant Priestmangoode, the company which has been signed up to develop the interior for the Embraer E-Jets E2 family.