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SilkAir picks Thompson for flat-bed Business Class seats

Direct aisle access looks unlikely in the new SIA / SilkAir Boeing 737 MAX Business Class

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In a joint press release this morning, Singapore Airlines and SilkAir announced the selection of UK-based Thompson Aero Seating for their new flat-bed Business Class seats on the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft fleet.

The forward-facing staggered layout will bring the narrow body fleet more closely in line with the airlines’ latest 2018 Regional Business Class installed on the Airbus A350 Regional and Boeing 787-10 aircraft.


The first refits will take place over a year from now, commencing in May 2020, with all 37 of the airlines’ proposed fleet of Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft eventually sporting the new seats.

The Thompson Vantage seat. (Image: Thompson Aero Seating)

Other airlines including JetBlue and flydubai have already installed Thompson’s Vantage Single Aisle product on their narrow body aircraft in the same layout the SIA Group has confirmed for these aircraft.