All Nippon to Roll Out New Economy-Class Seats on Domestic Flights

By Paul Riegler on 21 April 2015
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ANA aircraft in Tokyo

All Nippon Airways announced it will debut new economy-class seats on domestic flights beginning in June.  The airline partnered with Toyota Boshoku Corporation, a member of the Toyota Group, to design the seats.

The new seats will be 17.5” wide and have a pitch of 31”.  ANA says that the seats have been designed to limit muscle fatigue, and that the height, length, and angle of the seat and backrest are designed to evenly distribute pressure on the body and to accommodate any body type.

The seats’ headrests will have rounded edges that the airline says will provide a sense of openness.  The design and position of the tray tables also underwent a variety of tests to determine the ideal height and natural contour for numerous body types.

The seats will be seven abreast in a 2-3-2 configuration.  ANA plans to install a total of 1,560 of the new seats in six of its Boeing 767-300 aircraft by 2016.

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