All Nippon Airways Co (ANA) and Toyota Boshoku Corp have teamed up to develop new economy class seats. The seats will appear on ANA’s domestic service beginning June.
The collaboration marks the first time for Toyota Boshoku to be involved in the development and manufacturing of aircraft seats.
The project brought together ANA’s experience and expertise in the aviation sector, with Toyota Boshoku’s high-quality craftsmanship and manufacturing capabilities, which have been refined over decades of experience providing seats for a variety of Toyota’s automobile lines. The result is a passenger aircraft seat that will leave customers a lasting impression of ANA’s commitment to quality, value and comfort.
The new seats will be introduced on domestic flights this summer, and by fiscal 2016, ANA plans to have installed a total of 1,560 seats on six Boeing 767-300 aircraft. This is in line with the airline’s recent initiative to provide more comfortable seating in economy class.
New Seat Specifications (B767-300): • Seat width: 17.5 inches (44.45 cm) • Seat pitch: 31 inches (78.74 cm) • Abreast: 7 (2-3-2)© Japan Today