China Airlines business class seat is picture here in tones of gray with purple soft lighting. This is the Stelia Equinox seat.

Press Release: STELIA customises EQUINOX for China Airlines A321neo


Press Release hub banner blue with title in red white and blueSTELIA Aerospace has developed a highly customised version of its EQUINOX® Premium Business Class seat for China Airlines’ (CAL) A321neo, which first aircraft will soon enter into service. 

Thanks to the highest standards provided by this seat and to the exclusive features specifically developed by STELIA Aerospace and China Airlines to fit the airline’s very stringent requirements, passengers can benefit from a full-flat seat on a single-aisle aircraft. 

The seat includes many innovative features, specifically designed for China Airlines, including: 

  • A spacious 180-degree full flat bed with an enlarged bed width of 22.5 inches ;
  • Retractable telescopic partitions between seats for enhanced privacy ; 
  • A personal storage area under the TV screen, whose door transforms into a small cocktail table ; 
  • A new LED control panel allowing the passenger to electrically adjust the seat and maximise comfort throughout the flight ; 
  • New inductive charging for mobile devices, a rare feature on single-aisle aircraft;
  • Night mood lighting projections around each passenger’s head, enhancing comfort at night and helping sleep… 

STELIA Aerospace has also designed the full height front row monument specifically tailored for China Airlines, which optimises storage space as well as the aircraft seat count, while providing a welcoming cabin ambiance for passengers as soon as they board the aircraft. 

Thierry Kanengieser, VP  Cabin Interior STELIA Aerospace stands behind a display model of two Stelia Equinox seats.

Image: STELIA Aerospace

“In the name of STELIA Aerospace, I am very proud to have worked with China Airlines to develop this brand new and highly customised EQUINOX® Premium Business Class seat for their A321neo. This seat will no doubt contribute widely to passenger comfort on regional routes, complying with China Airline’s tradition of excellence,” said Thierry Kanengieser, VP Cabin Interior STELIA Aerospace.  


Designed to offer the very best weight and pitch efficiency, combined with modern styling and maximum level of comfort for passengers, the EQUINOX® family of Premium Business Class seats is available for both wide body and single aisle cabin layouts.  

About STELIA Aerospace:  

STELIA Aerospace is a brand of Airbus Atlantic, world number 2 for aerostructures, number 1 for pilot seats and in the Top 3 for Premium passenger seats. STELIA Aerospace’s inspiring range of luxurious and bespoke First class, Premium Business and  Business class passenger seats is the first choice for over 50 prestige airlines worldwide. All STELIA Aerospace products have  FAA and EASA approval and are qualified on their respective Boeing and Airbus platforms. STELIA Aerospace’s passenger seats have received several Awards, including the Airbus Excellent performance for customer support and the Crystal Cabin Award in 2019. 

Featured image credited to China Airlines