Finally, Japan Airlines (JAL) announced the specifications of the next generation long-haul inflight products in all classes. These new seats will first be rolled out on Tokyo Narita (NRT) - London Heathrow (LHR) route starting from January 2013 and will be expanded to New York JFK and the rest of the long-haul Boeing 777-300ER fleets. Also, JAL has plan to update the seats used on the long-haul Boeing 767-300ER fleet too with the latest full-flat seats and other new seats in the second half of 2013!
With the brand new generation of seats, JAL intends to provide the best of the best inflight products in the sky. They have listened to the inputs of the customers when designing these seats.
According to Flight Global, the 767-300ER economy class update will come in October 2013 and the new seat suppliers will be as followed:
First Class: Contour Aerospace
Executive Class: B/E Aerospace
Premium Economy Class: Sicma Aero
Economy Class: Zim Flugsitz
Contour Aerospace and B/E Aerospace are the seat manufacturers for the current generation JAL Suite and JAL Shell Flat NEO seats. However, Sicma Aero and Zim Flugsitz have replaced B/E Aerospace and Recaro as the Premium Economy and Economy Class seat manufacturers respectively.