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Business class seat compilation

Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:38 am

Hi,

I'm putting together a list of all Business class seats in use at the moment. Its much harder to find information on the manufacturer, than I imagined. For many seats its quite obvious, but in other cases I've been searching the WWW for hours.

Aer Lingus
330 Thomson Vantage
757 Thomson Vantage

Aeroflot
77W B/E Aerospace Parallel Diamond
332 + 7 333 http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/3/2/6/1973623.jpg?v=v40
1 333 (VQ-BNS) analog Egyptair 333 http://www.airlines-inform.ru/upload/reviews_pictures/1200-upload-blog-fcc-68.jpg
9 333

Aerolineas Argentinas
332 v1(old)
332 v2 (new)
343 - http://liveandletsfly.boardingarea.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Aerolineas-Argentinas-Business-Class-Review-5.jpg

Aeroméxico
772
788 B/E Aerospace Diamond
789 B/E Aerospace Super Diamond

Air Algérie
332 v1(old)
332 v2 (new)
763

Air Astana
767 Thompson Vantage

Air Canada
333 Zodiac Cirrus
763 Zodiac Cirrus
777 “executive pods” B/E Aerospace
(2013 some with Thompson Vantage)
787 “executive pods” B/E Aerospace

Air Caraïbes
330 (old)
330 (new)
359 Stelia Aerospace Equinox 3D

Air China
330 (old)
330 (newer) Zodiac Aura Lite
772 B/E Aerospace Diamond NO IFE!
777 B/E Aerospace Diamond
748 B/E Aerospace Diamond
787 B/E Aerospace Diamond

Air Europa
330 old
330 new Stelia Sogerma - Equinox 2D
787 Stelia Sogerma - Equinox business

Air France
330 Stelia Equinox 2D
343
359 Zodiac Optima
777 Zodiac Cirrus
(Zodiac Optima being considered for refit)
787 Zodiac Cirrus

Air India
777
787 - Zodiac Aura Lite

Air Mauritius
330 / 340
350 Stelia Solstys III

Air New Zealand
787
77E
77W

Air Seychelles
332

Air Tahiti Nui
343

AirAsia X
333

Alitalia
330 Solstys
777 Solstys

All Nippon Airways
763 ?
77W Zodiac Skylounge
787 regional – Sicma Majesty
787 international - Zodiac Skylounge

American Airlines
332 Zodiac Cirrus – “Envoy Suites”
333 Zodiac Cirrus – “Envoy Suites”
752 internat. B/E Parallel Diamond (No IFE)
763 Thompson Vantage (No IFE)
77E v1 Zodiac “Concept D Business Suite”
version of cirrus seat ?
77E v2 B/E Aerospace Super Diamond
77W Cirrus

Asiana Airlines
333
333
359 Stelia (Sogerma) Solstys
388 Stelia (Sogerma) Solstys
763
77E (old)
77E refurb Stelia Solstys ?

Austrian Airlines
767 Thompson Vantage
77E Thompson Vantage

Avianca & Avianca Brasil
332 old
332 new Zodiac Cirrus
788 Zodiac Cirrus

AZAL Azerbaijan Airlines
345 B/E Aerospace (similar Zodiac Aura)
767
787 Zodiac Aura Lite

Azores Airlines (SATA Azores)
332

AZUL Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras
332 Stelia Solstys

Biman Bangladesh Airlines
772 old recliners
77W

British Airways
321 Thompson Vantage
widebody fleetwide the same – manufacturer unknown?

Brussels Airlines
330 Thompson Vantage

Capital Airlines
332 (ex GA)
332
333

Cathay Dragon
333 significantly modded Zodiac Cirrus labeled First Class

Cathay Pacific
333 significantly modded Zodiac Cirrus
359 significantly modded Zodiac Cirrus FB2+
777 modded Zodiac Cirrus

China Airlines
333
359 B/E Aerospace Super Diamond
744
77W B/E Aerospace Super Diamond

China Eastern Airlines - The designations for China Eastern are based on what I did find on their website http://us.ceair.com/en/content/flights/Fleets-Airbus
332 CES04
332 CES05 Zodiac Aura Lite
332 CES06 Zodiac Cirrus
333 CES03
333 CES07 same as CES03 ?
333 new Thompson Vantage XL
77W Zodiac Cirrus

China Southern Airlines
332 old
332 v2 Zodiac Aura Lite
333 old
333 v2 Zodiac Aura Lite
333 new (still on order)
388 analog Emirates ? prob Zodiac Skylounge
77W Stelia Solstys
788 Zodiac Aura Lite

Condor
767 Zodiac Majesty

Corsair
332/333/744 B/E Aerospace

Delta Air Lines
332 Zodiac Cirrus
333 Zodiac Cirrus
359 Delta One Suites – Thompson Vantage XL Enclosed Suite
752 B/E Aerospace Parallel Diamond
763 Thompson Vantage
764 Thompson Vantage
77E/L Contour Aerospace (Zodiac UK) Cirrus Style

Edelweiss Air
333 Thompson Vantage
343 Thompson Vantage

EgyptAir
332 old recliner
333
77W

El Al Israel Airlines
744
767 old recliner
77E
789 Recaro CL6710

Emirates
388 Zodiac Skylounge or Solstys ?
773/77L/77W
77W new B/E Aerospace

Ethiopian Airlines
359 B/E Aerospace Parallel Diamonds & other Diamond ?
767 refit – Optimares Zest (similar to Aura Lite)
77L refit Zodiac Aura Lite
77W refit Zodiac Aura Lite
787
787 new B/E Aerospace Parallel Diamond

Etihad Airways
330/340 Stelia Sogerma Solstys
380 Sogerma (Stelia) (design = design 789)
787 Zodiac (design = design 388)
77L Solstys
77W solstys

Eurowings
332 - no business as of yet
343 soon analog Lufthansa

Eva Airways
332 -
333 – B/E Parallel Diamond
77W new & refit Zodiac Cirrus
787 - tbd

Fiji Airways
330 – Zodiac (derivation from Majesty seat?)

Finnair
333 – Thompson Vantage
359 – Zodiac Cirrus

Garuda Indonesia
332 – presumably a version of the B/E Aerospace MiniPod https://i.ytimg.com/vi/MulxtRbBY2I/maxresdefault.jpg
333 old – modded to all Eco
333 new – B/E Aerospace Super Diamond
77W – Sogerma / Stelia Solstys

Gulf Air
320 & 321 – same as on refitted 330’s
332 –
332 – refit B/E Aerospace

Hainan Airlines
332 – Zodiac Aura Lite
333 – Stelia Solstys
788 – Zodiac Aura Lite
789 – Zodiac Cirrus

Hawaiian Airlines
321neo – recliner only
332 old & 767 – only recliners
332 refit & new – Optimares Maxima

Hong Kong Airlines
332 prob all Air Comet NTU -
332 own, refit – Stelia Solstys
333 ex SQ – Zodiac (Weber 7811)
333 own – Stelia Solstys
359 – Stelia Solstys
Complete fleet to be refitted with B/E Diamond?

Iberia
332 – Stelia Solstys
333 – Stelia Solstys
346 refit – Stelia Solstys

Iran Air
332 – Zodiac Cirrus (Avianca NTU)

Japan Airlines
350 tbd
763 Thompson Vantage
77E “JAL SHELL FLAT SEAT” ???
77E refit Sky Suite III Zodiac Aries
77W B/E Aerospace’s Apex
788 B/E Aerospace’s Apex
788 “JAL SHELL FLAT NEO” ????
789 Sky Suite III Zodiac Aries (similar Stelia Equinox 3D)
789 B/E Aerospace’s Apex

Jet Airways
332 – old Zodiac Cirrus
333 – Thompson Vantage
77W – old Zodiac Cirrus

Jetblue
321 Mint - Thompson Vantage

Kenya Airways
787 - Zodiac Aura Lite

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
330 tb refitted with new seats till end of 2018
744 refit B/E Aerospace Parallel Diamond
77E refit B/E Aerospace Parallel Diamond
77W refit & new del B/E Aerospace Parallel Diamond
789 B/E Aerospace Parallel Diamond

Korean Air Lines
332
333
333 refit (6 new) – B/E Aerospace Apex
744
748 B/E Aerospace Apex
77E
77W
77W refit B/E Aerospace Apex
789 B/E Aerospace Apex

Kuwait Airways
332 – Zodiac Cirrus marketed as First class + ??? Business
744 (occasional sub in)
77W B/E Aerospace Parallel Diamond

LATAM Airlines
350 – Jamco Journey
763
763
787 – Zodiac Aura Lite
77W –

LOT - Polish Airlines
787 – Zodiac Aura Lite

Lufthansa
fleetwide modified B/E Aerospace Diamond seat

Mahan Airlines
300/310/343 – various old recliner & ex LH /VS Seats
346 – (same as old Virgin Atlantic)

Malaysia Airlines
330 old Zodiac Majesty
333 new – adopted Thompson Vantage
359 prob same as refurbed A330
388 ???

MEA - Middle East Airlines
332

Oman Air
330 refit B/E Aerospace Apex
788 ex KQ - Zodiac Aura Lite
787 B/E Aerospace Apex

PIA Pakistan International Airlines
77E
77L/77W

Philippine Airlines
333 Thompson Vantage XL
333 Stelia Equinox 3D??
343 prob Zodiac Majesty ??
77W
77W

Qantas
330 Thompson Vantage XL
388 Skybed (B/E aerospace MiniPod),
388 new Thompson Vantage XL
744 B/E aerospace MiniPod
789

Qatar Airways
320 (most A320’s, others with recliners) B/E Aerospace Parallel Diamond
330 B/E Aerospace Parallel Diamond
346 B/E Aerospace Parallel Diamond
359 B/E Aerospace Super Diamond
new deliveries switching to Q Suites ??? When?
35K QSuites – custom seat by B/E
388 B/E Aerospace Super Diamond
77L, 77W non refit –
77L, 77W non refit – B/E Aerospace MiniPod
77W refit & new deliveries QSuites – custom seat by B/E Aerospace
788 B/E Aerospace Super Diamond

Royal Air Maroc
744
763
787 Stelia Equinox 3D

Royal Jordanian
787 B/E Aerospace Parallel Diamond

RwandAir
332/333 – Thompson Vantage XL

SAS Scandinavian Airlines
333 new & refit / 343 refit - Thompson Vantage XL customise
343 1 343 apparently not refitted

Saudia
333
333 B/E Aerospace Parallel Diamond
77E
77W
77W new regional B/E Aerospace Parallel Diamond
77W new International B/E Aerospace Super Diamond
789 B/E Aerospace Super Diamond

Shanghai Airlines
332 CES05 Zodiac Aura Lite
333 CES03
763 refit
763 old ? still existing?

Shenzhen Airlines
333 B/E Aerospace Parallel Diamond

Sichuan Airlines
332
333

Singapore Airlines
333 Zodiac Weber 7811
359
388 Koito Seats ?
388 new -
77E
77E
77W

South African Airways
332
333 Thompson Vantage XL
343
346

SriLankan Airlines
332 Variation of Zodiac Aura Lite (?)
333 Zodiac Cirrus Z300

Swiss
333 Thompson Vantage
343 old/refit – Thompson Vantage
77W customized Thompson Vantage

TAP - Air Portugal
332
332
332 refit (7 a/c) Thompson Vantage
333 Zodiac Weber 7811
339 Recaro CL6710
343

Thai Airways International
333
359 Stelia Solstys (new)
388 Sogerma / Stelia Solstys
744
744 refit
772
77E
773
77W Sogerma / Stelia Solstys
788 Parallel Diamond
789 Zodiac Cirrus

Turkish Airlines
332
332
332 old Zodiac cirrus
332 (min 2 a/c) B/E Aerospace (similar Zodiac Aura)
333 Zodiac Aura Lite (2 version)
343
77W Zodiac Aura Lite

TAAG - Linhas Aereas de Angola
77E
77W

United Airlines
752 Parallel Diamond
763 Parallel Diamond
763
763 Polaris based on Zodiac Optima
764 Parallel Diamond
772
77E
77E Parallel Diamond
77W Polaris based on Zodiac Optima
788/789 Parallel Diamond

Uzbekistan Airways
763
763
788 Zodiac Aura Lite

Vietnam Airlines
332 (might be 2 versions)
359 Stelia Solstys
789 Zodiac Cirrus

Virgin Atlantic Airways
333
346
744
789

Virgin Australia
332 B/E Aerospace Super Diamond
77W B/E Aerospace Super Diamond

Xiamen Airlines
788 Zodiac Aura Lite
789 B/E Aerospace Super Diamond


I tried to cluster similar seats:

I presume this is a version of the Sicma (now Zodiac) Majesty
Air Seychelles http://www.navjot-singh.com/uploads/3/1/7/4/3174873/3392507_orig.jpg
South African 346 http://onemileatatime.img.boardingarea.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/South-African-Business-Class-A340-5.jpg
Beijing Capital some 330 https://i2-prod.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/business/business-news/article11191604.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/JS87204129.jpg
El Al 747 https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2441/3958401674_3afb74ec39_z.jpg?zz=1

These might also be a Majesty seat version

Vietnam 332 http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/9/3/3/2041339.jpg?v=v40
Azores 332 https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Wmhi1BHfLsk/VwtYtimmpqI/AAAAAAAAQYw/gtTKdRoaPg0DIR9oAgui8KpngKyhPyWUg/s1600/IMAG9281.jpg
Sichuan 330 http://onemileatatime.img.boardingarea.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Sichuan-Airlines-A330-Business-Class-30-360x225.jpg
Hong Kong 332 http://www.navjot-singh.com/uploads/3/1/7/4/3174873/1411798_orig.jpg


I'm quite sure this is a newer version of the Majesty seat

Air Mauritius https://thepointsguy.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/am-biz-cabin.jpg
South African 332 http://onemileatatime.img.boardingarea.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/South-African-A330-Business-Class-2.jpg
Aerolineas Argentinas new 332 http://cdn.recommend.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Interior-Business-A330-650x275-px.jpg


Regarding the seats of Virgin Atlantic, which seem to be the same as with Air New Zealand, if found this:

Which suggests the seat was designed and manufactured by a company called Threesixty Aerospace, but I wasn't successful finding out on
http://www.zodiacaerospace.com/en/news/group-news/zodiac-aerospace-purchase-engineering-department-threesixty-aerospace-company


For the following seats I'm quite sure they are the B/E Aerospace MiniPods

Aeroflot 330 Newer http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/7/6/8/2158867.jpg?v=v40
Air Asia X 330 https://farm1.staticflickr.com/488/19947310399_4e7aee053e_b.jpg
Egyptair 330 / 77W http://onemileatatime.img.boardingarea.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/EgyptAir-777-Business-Class-10.jpg
KLM A330 https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5089/5376789014_baca984bcc_b.jpg
Korean 330, 380, 777 https://1v7mh43xejam2hi9m11cptux-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/korean-air-a380-business-class-01802-546x410.jpg
MEA 330 https://www.airlineratings.com/wp-content/uploads/uploads/188218_205782699433741_6122835_n.jpg
PAL 77W http://onemileatatime.img.boardingarea.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Philippine-Airlines-777-Business-Class-2-700x467.jpg
TAAG Angola 777 http://www.aero.de/content/pics/p_10023.jpg


The following seats might be a variation of the MiniPods

Thai 744, 772 http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/6/0/4/1696406.jpg?v=v40
China Southern A332 (older) http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/9/5/3/2102359.jpg?v=v40
China Eastern A330 http://onemileatatime.img.boardingarea.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/China-Eastern-A330-Business-Class-4.jpg


These might be an older version of the MiniPod

Air China A330 http://liveandletsfly.boardingarea.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Air-China-A330-Busienss-Class-Review-11.jpg
Eva Air A330 http://onemileatatime.img.boardingarea.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/EVA_Air_Hello_Kitty02.jpg

There is also this completely different seat type I can't associate with any other:

Asiana 767 http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/7/1/7/2307717.jpg?v=v40
AZAL 767 http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/9/2/3/2735329.jpg?v=v40
MIAT Mongolian 767 http://onemileatatime.img.boardingarea.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/MIAT-Mongolian-Business-Class-2.jpg
TAM 77W https://i0.wp.com/www.headforpoints.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/TAM-business-class.jpg?fit=1024%2C768
Uzbekistan 767 http://www.navjot-singh.com/uploads/3/1/7/4/3174873/2303157_orig.jpg
Turkish (ex JJ) 332 http://www.airteamimages.com/pics/274/274261_800.jpg


One of the most famous seats of the "unknown"

Aeroflot old 330 http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/9/0/6/2162609.jpg?v=v40
Air Tahiti Nui http://boraboraphotos.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/air-tahiti-nui-business-class-cabin.jpg
Asiana some 333 https://1v7mh43xejam2hi9m11cptux-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/asiana-airlines-a330-1188-615x410.jpg
Air Europa some 330 http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/8/4/4/1066448.jpg?v=v40
Biman 777 http://photos.plane-mad.com/30/large/30276.jpg
China Airlines 744 http://fabflyer.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/ci-b747-400-c-cabin.jpg
Thai 333, 744 refit, 77E,773 - https://i.pinimg.com/originals/cc/ef/d4/ccefd455d528cfe00c71abdb7ca779b3.jpg
Turkish 343, 332 http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4002/4648551771_ffa39f8f49_b.jpg


Finally there is the seat (I believe this might be the Weber 7811) featured on board the following

China Airlines A330 http://liveandletsfly.boardingarea.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/China-Airlines-A330-Business-Class-11.jpg
Fiji 330 http://www.airlinereporter.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/DSC_0057.jpg
SQ 333 https://i.ytimg.com/vi/uTjNAjuTU3g/maxresdefault.jpg
TAP 333 https://airwaysmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/5D3_2987-1200edited-1024x683.jpg


So, experienced flyers, geeks, enthusiasts, and all in the known, please help me fill up the list. :D
Flown on - 306, 318, 319, 320, 321, 332, 333, 343, 345, 346, 359, 388, 712, 733, 734, 735, 736, 73G, 738, 744, 748, 752, 753, 763, 772, 77L, 77W, MD11, CR7, CR9, E35, E45, E90, E95, AR1, AR8, DHT, DH1, DH4, and some more ;)

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Re: Business class seat compilation

Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:16 am

Regarding the seats of Virgin Atlantic, which seem to be the same as with Air New Zealand, if found this:

Which suggests the seat was designed and manufactured by a company called Threesixty Aerospace, but I wasn't successful finding out on
http://www.zodiacaerospace.com/en/news/ ... ce-company


Effectively there we're an in-house project by VS, who later on NZ get involved and paid VS for rights to be able to use the design.

Since then NZ has made few upgrades to the seat designs, with the latest being an mod to make seat fit 1-1-1 into an 789 which VA has now used that updated design in there 789s.
 
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Re: Business class seat compilation

Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:51 pm

Is the KLM all Paralell diamonds? The 787 seat is extremely different to the others in the fleet.
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Re: Business class seat compilation

Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:54 am

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
[...]
789 B/E Aerospace Parallel Diamond


This is incorrect; KL 789s use Zodiac Cirrus reverse herringbone seats.
 
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Re: Business class seat compilation

Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:55 am

CyBeRino wrote:
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
[...]
789 B/E Aerospace Parallel Diamond


This is incorrect; KL 789s use Zodiac Cirrus reverse herringbone seats.


Thanks for the correction!
Flown on - 306, 318, 319, 320, 321, 332, 333, 343, 345, 346, 359, 388, 712, 733, 734, 735, 736, 73G, 738, 744, 748, 752, 753, 763, 772, 77L, 77W, MD11, CR7, CR9, E35, E45, E90, E95, AR1, AR8, DHT, DH1, DH4, and some more ;)

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