In a bold move to revolutionize business class travel, Collins Aerospace, a business of Raytheon Technologies, has introduced Aurora, an innovative and luxurious lie-flat Business Class suite designed specifically for narrow-body aircraft. The new seat was unveiled this week at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg.
With a focus on exceptional comfort, intelligent design, and customization, Aurora sets a new standard for premium travel experiences on single-aisle planes.
Let’s explore the features and benefits of this groundbreaking suite.
Narrow-Body Flying with Wide-Body Comfort and Space
“Aurora’s exceptional comfort, space and thoughtful amenities offer travelers a luxurious retreat, providing an elevated experience harmonized with wide body standards,” said Cynthia Muklevicz, Vice President of Business Development at Collins Aerospace. “Intelligent design, engineering and integration provide premium levels of privacy, living area and customizable options without impacting cabin density and allows customers to make Aurora uniquely theirs.”
Intelligent Design and Integration
One of Aurora’s key strengths is its seamless integration with existing or bespoke cabin furniture. By incorporating directly into the front and aft structures, Aurora maximizes cabin density while also creating additional work areas and storage for the crew. This integrated design enhances the spaciousness and openness of the cabin, giving passengers a more comfortable and relaxing environment during their journey.
Optimized Passenger Living Space
Aurora’s unique configuration optimizes passenger living space and storage options within the suite. The seat width is maximized, providing passengers with more room compared to existing solutions. Passengers are set deeper into the seatback and positioned next to the window, ensuring enhanced privacy while maintaining a generous 78 inches of bed length. This perfect blend of comfort and privacy allows travelers to unwind and rest in a serene atmosphere.
With Aurora, customization is at the forefront. The suite offers an array of opportunities for passengers to personalize their experience. Whether it’s adding a privacy divider for those traveling with a companion or choosing from bespoke trim and finish options that reflect the brand’s design language, Aurora allows passengers to create a truly unique and tailored environment.
The Future of Business Class Travel
Aurora’s introduction marks a significant milestone in the aviation industry, showcasing Collins Aerospace’s commitment to innovation and passenger-centric design. With its exceptional comfort, intelligent integration, and customization options, Aurora promises to redefine the business class travel experience on narrow-body aircraft.
This groundbreaking suite represents the future of business class travel as more airlines opt for long-distance flights served by single-aisle planes. Collins Aerospace continues to push the boundaries of aerospace innovation, connecting the world and ensuring passenger safety, comfort, and satisfaction.
Just the Facts
- The new Collins Aerospace Aurora Business Class seat is scheduled to be delivered to its first customers in 2024.
About Collins Aerospace
Collins Aerospace is a business of Raytheon Technologies, the largest aerospace and defense company in the world. Our global team of 73,000 employees dreams, designs and delivers smarter, more connected solutions for passenger safety and comfort, mission success, space exploration, and operational efficiency and sustainability. We make the most powerful concepts in aerospace a reality.
About Raytheon Technologies
Raytheon Technologies (NYSE: RTX) is the world’s largest aerospace and defense company. Our global team of 180,000 employees pushes the limits of known science and redefines how we connect and protect our world. We are advancing aviation, building smarter defense systems and creating innovations to take us deeper into space. The company, with 2022 sales of $67 billion, is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia.