contrails67
Topic Author
Posts: 54
Joined: Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:11 pm

Business Class Seat

Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:31 pm

Qatar recently unveiled its Boeing 787 at Farnborough. One of the articles regarding the business class seat said that it is "revolutionary and proprietary" to Qatar Airways. It seems that B/E Aerospace made the Business Class seats while Recaro made the economy class seats.

So, what makes a seat proprietary? I'm not so sure what makes this seat drastically different from EK, SQ or one of the other premier airlines.

While the seat does look appealing, I personally don't like it since you can't look out the window.

Thanks,

http://news.kuwaittimes.net/2012/07/...officially-unveils-new-boeing-787/
 
roseflyer
Posts: 9606
Joined: Fri Feb 13, 2004 9:34 am

RE: Business Class Seat

Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:58 pm

Quoting contrails67 (Thread starter):

While the seat does look appealing, I personally don't like it since you can't look out the window.

The Qatar seat faces the window. You are a bit far away from it, but you certainly can see out.

Quoting contrails67 (Thread starter):

So, what makes a seat proprietary? I'm not so sure what makes this seat drastically different from EK, SQ or one of the other premier airlines.

Qatar likely paid to customize the seat, which makes it proprietary. While many business class seats are very similar, some offer unique features. Qatar likely paid for customization so no one else can use the seat with their exact same specifications. There are many airlines that do use the same seat. AA is going to use the exact model of SICMA seat as CX.
If you have never designed an airplane part before, let the real designers do the work!

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Aircellist, AirstairFear, BartSimpson and 20 guests

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos