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Tuesday, January 26

Kiwi design backs Air NZ innovations

Kiwi-designed lie-flat economy seats are a major feature of ground-breaking design innovations that Air New Zealand says will transform international air travel.

Air NZ is planning to introduce the new economy ‘skycouch’ and premium economy ‘spaceseat’ later this year.

The airline unveiled the revolutionary prototype designs in a full-scale Boeing 777-300 cabin at its central Auckland design innovation centre today (26.01.10).

The prototype is the result of three years work by a team that included top designers, boat builders, seat manufacturers and the aircraft makers Boeing.