The first entirely lie-flat Business Class suite made specifically for narrow-body aircraft, Aurora, has been introduced by Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies unit.
“Aurora’s exceptional comfort, space, and thoughtful amenities offer travelers a luxurious retreat, providing an elevated experience harmonized with wide body standards,” stated Cynthia Muklevicz, Vice President of Business Development at Collins Aerospace. Intelligent engineering, design, and integration “provide premium levels of privacy, living space, and customizable options without affecting cabin density and allow customers to make Aurora uniquely their own.”
The seamless integration of Aurora with custom or already-made cabin furniture optimizes footprint, use, and service.
- Incorporating directly into existing or bespoke front and aft structures, Aurora maximizes cabin density while increasing crew work areas and storage.
- The integrated design gives cabins a more spacious and open feel.
The configuration of Aurora is special, maximizing the living and storage options for passengers inside the suite.
- The seat width is maximized, giving passengers more room than existing solutions.
- Passengers are set deeper into the seatback and next to the window – increasing privacy and maintaining 78 inches of bed length.
An array of customization opportunities is available with Aurora.
- Aurora optimizes 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 complementary brand design language.
The Aurora is on show at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany, in Hall B5, at stand 5B30, and is expected to start making deliveries to its first clients in 2024.