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Air France Unveils New Embraer E190 Cabin at Aircraft Interior Expo in Hamburg

At the Aircraft Interior Expo in Hamburg, Germany today, Air France unveiled their new Embraer E190 cabin interior.  The new product will debut on E190’s operated by the carrier’s HOP! regional subsidiary from autumn 2024.

Air France Unveils New Embraer E190 Cabin Design - Courtesy Air France

On Tuesday (May 28, 2024), Air France announced the unveiling of their new Embraer E190 cabin at the Aircraft Interior Expo in Hamburg, Germany.  The new cabin will progressively be installed on the E190s operated by the carrier’s HOP! regional subsidiary, and will debut from fall 2024.  The cabin upgrade is part of Air France’s move upmarket to standardize their products and services on their short and medium-haul networks.  The redesigned cabins will feature 110 comfortable new seats in a 2-2 configuration, which are upholstered in leather and feature ergonomic foam padding. With a recline of up to three inches, the new seats will have a wide 46cm seat pan, a tray table, optimized storage space, comfortable removable armrests and a coat hook.  Additionally, the seats feature a height-adjustable headrest with adjustable wings.

The backrest of each seat also has a retractable holder with a ribbed, non-slip surface at eye level to accommodate a smartphone or tablet.  The seats also have USB A and C ports, allowing guests to recharge their personal electronic devices, including laptops, as well as a double cup holder.  Business Class guests will be seated at the front of the cabin, separated for privacy by a mobile curtain.  Starting January 2025, Business customers will also have an empty seat next to them, bringing added space comfort, and privacy.

Air France's New Embraer E190 Cabin Interior - Courtesy Air France

The sturdy, ultra-light carbon fiber and titanium seats were designed in partnership with the French manufacturer Expliseat, and Andrea Mocellin, a high-end designer.  They incorporate recycled components and as little plastic as possible, and are 30 percent lighter than the current model.  Custom-designed to Air France’s specifications, the new seats will be fabricated in Angers France.  The refurbishment of the Embraer E190 cabins will begin at the HOP! maintenance site in Clermont-Ferrand after summer 2024.

Similar to Air France’s Airbus A220s, the new Embraer E190 cabin features the airline’s signature colors of shades of blue, a strong presence of white, and touches of red.  Each seat also features a symmetrical stitching pattern, accentuated in the center with grey embroidery thread, creating an upholstered effect.  The headrest is embroidered with Air France’s trademark red accent, which also adorns the rear cabin walls, while the carpet boasts the traditional herringbone pattern, symbolizing the Haussmann-inspired world of Parisian apartments.


Source: Air France


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