Vietjet and Safran Seats have signed an agreement to equip up to 24,000 Z200 economy class seats to the carrier’s forthcoming 120 Boeing 737 MAX fleet. The first aircraft are expected to be delivered to Thai Vietjet starting mid-2024.
The Z200 is the latest addition to Safran Seats’ range for short and medium haul economy class seats. This new generation is one kilogram lighter than the previous one and will highly contribute to the airline’s long-term sustainability objective by reducing fuel costs and carbon emissions.
Vietjet has chosen options dedicated to passengers’ connectivity needs aboard the aircraft. This seat includes a PED (Portable Electronic Device) holder and USB ports, and combines comfort, lightness and durability. The Z200’s efficient+ configuration brings to airlines an optimized total cost of ownership thanks to its low weight, parts quantity reduction and ease of maintenance.
Dinh Viet Phuong, Vietjet CEO said, “The selection of the latest generation seat Z200 affirms Vietjet’s commitment to modernizing our fleet by investing in the core details of the aircraft’s cabin interior to ensure passengers’ utmost comfort and convenience. The advanced technology and rich experience of the industry leaders like Safran will also support Vietjet to continue reaching higher technical reliability and operation optimization, thus bringing the most enjoyable and affordable flying experiences to all of our passengers.”
Victoria Foy, CEO of Safran Seats states, “We are thrilled to provide Vietjet with our latest generation of economy class seats. This is the first time that we partner together, and we are delighted to support Vietjet’s operations for the years to come. We wish their passengers a very good flight experience.”
Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world, where air transport is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and accessible. Safran has a global presence, with 76,800 employees and sales of 15,3 billion euros in 2021 and holds, alone or in partnership, world or regional leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes research and development programs to maintain the environmental priorities of its R&T and innovation roadmap.
Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange and is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices.
Safran Seats is a world leader in aircraft passenger and crew seats. One million seats made by the company are now in service worldwide.
The new-age carrier Vietjet has not only revolutionized the aviation industry in Vietnam but also been a pioneering airline across the region and around the world. With a focus on cost management ability, effective operations, and performance, applying the latest technology to all activities and leading the trend, Vietjet offers flying opportunities with cost-saving and flexible fares as well as diversified services to meet customers’ demands.
Vietjet is a fully-fledged member of International Air Transport Association (IATA) with the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certificate. As Vietnam’s largest private carrier, the airline has been awarded the highest ranking for safety with 7 stars by the world’s only safety and product rating website airlineratings.com and listed as one of the world’s 50 best airlines for healthy financing and operations by Airfinance Journal in many consecutive years. The airline has also been named as Best Low-Cost Carrier by renowned organizations such as Skytrax, CAPA, Airline Ratings, and many others.
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