Collins Aerospace unveils lie-flat business class suite for single aisle aircraft

June 9, 2023
Aurora can be integrated with existing or bespoke cabin furniture.

HAMBURG, Germany - Collins Aerospace, a business of Raytheon Technologies based in Charlotte, N.C., has unveiled Aurora, the company's first fully lie-flat business class suite designed exclusively for narrow-body aircraft at this year's Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany.

"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."

Collins says that Aurora's integration with existing or bespoke cabin furniture optimizes footprint, functionality and service, and can be incorporated directly into existing or bespoke front and aft structures to maximize cabin density while increasing crew work areas and storage.

The integrated design gives cabins a more spacious and open feel, Collins says, and Aurora is uniquely configured, optimizing passenger living space and storage options within the suite, with the seat width is maximized. Passengers are set deeper into the seatback and next to the window – increasing privacy and maintaining 78 inches of bed length.

Collins says that there are an array of customization opportunities is available with Aurora, and the solution can optimize privacy with or without a door. The suite shell can be modified to include a privacy divider – handy if traveling with a companion. Bespoke trim and finish options are available throughout, ensuring complimentary brand design language. Aurora is scheduled to deliver to its first customers beginning in 2024. 

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