April 21, 2015
ANA and Toyota Boshoku jointly develop new seats for economy class on domestic flights
All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Toyota Boshoku Corporation have teamed up to develop new economy class seats in line with the airline’s continued commitment to quality and comfort. The seats will appear on ANA’s domestic service beginning June 2015, and the collaboration marks the first time for Toyota Boshoku to be involved in the development and manufacturing of aircraft seats. The project brought together ANA’s experience and expertise in the aviation sector, with Toyota Boshoku’s high-quality craftsmanship and manufacturing capabilities, which have been refined over decades of experience providing seats for a variety of Toyota’s automobile lines. The new seats will be introduced on domestic flights this summer, and by fiscal 2016, ANA plans to have installed a total of 1,560 seats across six Boeing 767-300 aircraft. This is in line with the airline’s recent initiative to provide more comfortable seating in economy class.