B/E Aerospace sells airline unprecedented first class fitout worth $260m

Posted on 31 Oct 2015 by Matthew Buckley

A major, and so far yet unnamed, airline has enlisted US-based aircraft cabin manufacturer B/E Aerospace to fitout the first class section of its new wide-body aircraft with an unparalleled scale of high-end luxury.

The contract for the first class suites is reportedly valued at over $260m and the cabins are expected to be installed and ready for use in early 2017.

“We are honoured to have been selected for this major super first class seating program which further solidifies our partnership with one of the world’s leading global airlines,” said B/E Aerospace executive chairman Amin J. Khoury.

“Our super first class suites will provide the airline’s first class passengers with unprecedented comfort and functionality.

“This award further strengthens our position as the leading provider of premium class aircraft cabin interior products.”

Earlier this year, B/E Aerospace launched its brand new first-class platform, known as ‘Oasis’.

Oasis class travel provides 78.4 cm by 203.2 cm of space for each passenger and includes adjustable LED lights, several storage compartments and a reclinable seat that can be reclined to form a bed.

The space also includes a dining area, office space for two people and each space is surrounded by a passenger-controlled dividing wall.

B/E Aerospace also offers a first-class platform called ‘Apex’ which, like Oasis, contains enough space to allow flight attendants to serve passengers without inconveniencing other passengers and also includes a bed.