Press release

OPAL, STELIA Aerospace’s new Business Class seat, is already a success!
12 April 2018

Launched in 2017, STELIA Aerospace’s new generation Business Class seat, OPAL, will enter into service in the first half of 2019.

This new generation Business Class seat already boasts three customers in two regions (Asia-Pacific and Africa), including one SkyTrax 5 star airline among the launch customers.

Offering a fully customizable seat environment, OPAL is designed for efficiency and tailored for luxury.

OPAL is a forward facing, full aisle access staggered seat, offering a full flat bed with an average length of 80” in a fully optimized cabin configuration, and the flexibility of a minimum pitch of 40.5”. The standard bed width is 26.2’’. An enhanced bed option provides a sleeping length of up to 87’’ for all passengers.

Depending on the installed configuration, up to four additional passenger seats can be installed over existing configurations.

Thierry KANENGIESER, VP Cabin Interior, STELIA Aerospace, said: “this new Business Class seat has been developed bearing in mind the high level of customization that our customers expect, while not compromising on layout efficiency. We are proud to introduce OPAL, the new generation of Business Class seats, taking our customers a step further into passenger comfort”.

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About STELIA Aerospace

With a turnover of 2,2 billion euros and 6,900 employees worldwide (4,600 in France, 600 in North America and 1,700 in Tunisia and Morocco), STELIA Aerospace is one of the world leaders in the field of aerostructures, pilot seats and Business Class and First Class passenger seats. STELIA Aerospace designs and manufactures the front fuselage sections for the entire Airbus family, as well as fuselage sections and specific sub-assemblies for Airbus, fully equipped wings for ATR, fully equipped central fuselages for Bombardier’s Global7000, and complex metallic and composite aerostructure parts for Boeing, Bombardier, Embraer, Northrop-Grumman…

STELIA Aerospace’s luxury and bespoke First Class and Business Class seats are the first choice for prestige airlines worldwide. Engineering and manufacturing offices in Europe (Rochefort & Salaunes, FRANCE) and Africa (Casablanca, MOROCCO) create an inspired range. From the ‘cocooning’ CELESTE® to the efficient EQUINOX®, there’s a solution for every airline and aircraft. The best-selling SOLSTYS® and SOLSTYS® III offer business class excellence while the ULTIMATE 17® provides unparalleled first class luxury. All products have FAA and EASA approvals and are qualified for their relevant platforms.

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