Gulf Air’s planned A330 retrofit, scheduled to be completed in the last quarter of 2014, is part of the airline’s on-going proactive re-fleeting and product enhancement strategy. A complete transformation of the current A330 seat configuration will allow for the introduction of fully-flat bed seats in the airline’s Falcon Gold Class, revamped seats in Economy Class and the introduction of a state-of-the-art in-flight-entertainment (IFE) system throughout.
Designed specifically for Gulf Air and integrating features based on feedback from customers, the new Falcon Gold seats convert into fully-flat beds measuring 1.90 meters in length guaranteeing a comfortable night’s sleep. The Falcon Gold seats offer more personal space between seats than the airline’s previous A330 business class product, allowing passengers to sit back and relax in a 22-inch wide armchair that converts easily into the passenger’s desired position. The new Economy Class seats offer passengers the very latest in comfort: a 4-inch recline, an 18-inch seat-width and an adjustable head and foot rest allowing greater passenger relaxation.
All seats in Gulf Air’s retrofitted A330 aircraft will include an integrated Audio-Video on Demand (AVOD) feature, an individual touch screen (15-inch in Falcon Gold class and 9-inch in Economy) in every seat and high quality headphones. A suite of movies, video and audio titles in several languages will be available, in addition to games. A USB port is available in every seat to allow passengers to easily charge electronic devices.
Gulf Air’s A330 retrofit will be supported by three key partners; Avianor, Zodiac Aerospace and BE. Avianor has been appointed to act as “turn-key provider” managing the program with responsibility for the Engineering, Certification and Installation of this extensive upgrade.
BE Aerospace are supplying the Falcon GoldClass seats.
Gulf Air’s new A330 aircraft will feature a total of 214 seats in a two-class configuration of 30 in Falcon Gold Class and 184 in Economy.