Rockwell Collins used AIX as an opportunity to launch its brand new narrow body business class seat type dubbed ‘Air Rest.’ The seat is actually already flying, and can be found exclusively on Oman Air’s 737 MAX aircraft. Initial deliveries for a total of 30 aircraft recently began and will continue through 2022.
This seat, which is similar to in concept to the regional business class seats found on Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon, “brings the comfort and technology of Rockwell Collins’ widebody business class seat to narrowbody business seating,” according to the press release. The enhanced cradle-style recline, featuring patented seat kinematics – along with latest generation video monitor integration, ample stowage and large bi-fold table work hard to provide both excellent working and relaxation conditions.
Being a fixed shell seat, there is little intrusion on fellow passengers when the seat is reclined and due to the high shell of the seat there is also increased privacy. This new seating solution is provided by Rockwell Collins’ Interior Systems business, which was created following the acquisition of B/E Aerospace in April of 2017. Air Rest joins the manufacturer’s MiQ product in the narrowbody business class seating portfolio.