Bombardier Business unveils Nuage seat
By Wings Staff
Bombardier Business Aircraft has unveiled the Nuage, which the company describes as the first new seat architecture in business aviation in three decades. The seat is currently being used on Bombardier’s Global 7000 aircraft.
“In designing the Nuage seat, we examined every conceivable passenger need and comfort that might arise while seated in flight and launched our process from there,” said Peter Likoray, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “This empathetic design philosophy inspired us to craft a seat unlike any other – the most innovative seat the industry has seen in three decades.”
The Nuage seat is designed to maximize comfort and relaxation on long-haul flights, following news earlier this month that the Global 7000 aircraft will be the longest-range business jet ever built, with a maximum operation range of 7,700 nautical miles. The Global 7000 aircraft is on track to enter service during the second half of 2018.
Bombardier describes the Nuage as providing an all-new, ergonomically perfected deep recline position. The company explains, that unlike other aircraft seats where only the back reclines, pushing the body forward and leading to discomfort, the Nuage features a patented tilt link system that dips the seat as the back is reclined, keeping the body fully supported with no added pressure on the legs.
The Nuage seat also features a fluid movement system and patented floating base, explains the company, which allows the seat to track and swivel naturally; and without visible floor rails, further enhancing its streamlined look. The fluid movement system also includes a centre swivel axis for an intuitively centred point of rotation in any position, allowing the passenger to swivel with high precision.
The Nuage seat is equipped with a tilting headrest, which Bombardier explains to provide optimal neck support in every position while helping to maintain an effortless line of sight when watching TV or reading in a reclined position.