American will introduce a brand new business class seat for the remainder of their B777-200s as well as B787-9s and A350s as per Brian Sumers, a correspondent for Aviation Week and a Condé Nast Traveler contributor. This will be the 5th business class variation for the airline since they introduced their Cathay like 777-300ER herringbone seat in 2013. The reason for the additional design is due to delivery and production delays at Zodiac, the seat manufacturer. Zodiac delays are impacting several carriers (see – Cathay Pacific’s A350 w/ New Business Class Delayed past Feb).
American officials told Brian the seat will be “even better than we see today” and that American hopes to have lie-flat seats rolled out across their widebody fleet by the end of 2017.
Check out all the details on Brian’s site here.