B/E Aerospace (Nasdaq:BEAV), the world’s leading manufacturer of aircraft cabin interior products and the world’s leading provider of aerospace fasteners, consumables and logistics services, today announced that JetBlue Airways is launching new B/E Aerospace economy Pinnacle ® seats for JetBlue’s core economy seating at a media event today in New York City. B/E Aerospace will retrofit approximately 70 JetBlue Airbus A320 aircraft and will outfit approximately 30 brand new Airbus A321s that will join the JetBlue fleet over the next few years with its Pinnacle ® seats. In addition, there are options to retrofit up to approximately 60 additional A320 aircraft.
The B/E Aerospace Pinnacle ® main cabin seating platform is the industry’s lightest full-featured economy class seat. The Pinnacle ® seat provides JetBlue customers with superior ergonomic comfort, modern design features, and best-in-class technology while lowering the airline’s cost of ownership due to lighter, more reliable equipment.
Amin J. Khoury, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of B/E Aerospace stated, “We are very pleased to partner with JetBlue, which is renowned for its customer experience, and to further enhance the airline’s reputation of providing its customers with the unique ‘JetBlue Experience’ by outfitting their aircraft with our very comfortable Pinnacle ® seats. Since its launch, the Pinnacle ® seating platform has captured awards to equip more than 2,000 new or existing aircraft. These awards are valued in excess of $1.2 billion and are for both narrow-body and wide-body aircraft. Today’s event by JetBlue continues to show the strength of one of our most successful new product launches ever.”
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