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Title Delta BusinessElite Recliner Seat Pair
Date 12/1998-2008
Collection Aircraft Parts & Furnishings Collection
Object Name Seat, Aircraft
Catalog Number 2004.93.1
Description Two connected Delta BusinessElite recliner seats, or sleeper seats. Seat covers are navy blue leather and fabric. Each seat has a footrest, swivel reading light and handset control. Seats are on a carpeted base with an electrical unit that allows them to be plugged into a power outlet and operated for display.

Features of the BusinessElite sleeper seat as described in Delta's 1998 news release announcing the new BusinessElite service:

* Each BusinessElite seat (on all B-767ER, MD-11 and B-777 aircraft) offers more personal space than any other airlines' business class with 60 inches of pitch (ten inches more than industry standard), a full 160 degrees (or 17 inches) of recline, and a highly desirable 2x2x2 seating arrangement (never a middle seat);

* Fully electric controls for recline, lumbar support, leg rest extension for full leg and thigh support, leg rest height and foot rest;

* Redesigned seat backs for a more private environment;

* Battery-saving EmPower(TM) system for laptop computers, a dataport for online access and a personal telephone at every seat;

* Enhanced in-flight entertainment shown on a personal TES(TM) (Total Entertainment System) video screen designed by Rockwell Collins;

* Easy to use TES controls with integrated telephone.
Artist/Maker B/E Aerospace
Artist 2/Maker 2 Rockwell Collins
Height (in) 50
Length (in) 60
Width (in) 57
Dimension Details Length is of reclined seat.
Provenance Delta's first style of BusinessElite seat in its first seat cover, introduced in December 1998.

In 2008, Delta began upgrading its BusinessElite recliner seats with an all-leather seat cover.

Delta also introduced its first full flat bed seat in 2008, with the Boeing 777-200LR long-range aircraft, first delived in 2008. Seats were installed in a herringbone 1x2x1 pattern that angled the seat in toward the aisle.
Search Terms Delta Air Lines
BusinessElite
Subjects Seating furniture
Entertainment
Relaxation
Sleeping
Telephones
Trays
Passengers
International flights
Credit line Delta Air Lines
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