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Re: PIA to Buy New Seats for Boeing 777 Fleet

Post by Abbas Ali » Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:37 pm

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Today, PIA Board of Directors meeting held in Karachi approved the installation of new Business and Economy class seats in airline's five Boeing 777 aircraft at a cost of four billion rupees.

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Re: PIA to Buy New Seats for Boeing 777 Fleet

Post by ammad » Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:17 pm

I know it will be very campy, but in order for PIA to be in competition it have to be dense 3-4-3
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Re: PIA to Buy New Seats for Boeing 777 Fleet

Post by owais usmani » Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:49 pm

4 billion just for seats???

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Re: PIA to Buy New Seats for Boeing 777 Fleet

Post by JFC » Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:00 am

<<4 billion just for seats???>>

Yes JUST for seats. These are airplane seats :) Looks like it also include upgrading of IFE of 777 fleet.

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Re: PIA to Buy New Seats for Boeing 777 Fleet

Post by Pakistan-1 » Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:49 pm

owais usmani wrote:
Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:49 pm
4 billion just for seats???
The whole cabin will be redone. Walls,overheal panels , carpets ,toilets and others
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Re: PIA to Buy New Seats for Boeing 777 Fleet

Post by Abbas Ali » Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:28 pm

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Zodiac Aerospace (zodiacaerospace.com) is the successful bidder for installation of new Economy Class seats in five PIA Boeing 777 aircraft.

Info source: PIA

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Re: PIA to Buy New Seats for Boeing 777 Fleet

Post by Abbas Ali » Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:20 pm

According to DAWN News channel:

Five PIA Boeing 777 airliners will be equipped with new Business and Economy Class seats with new In-flight Entertainment (IFE) system.

Flat-bed seats will be installed in Business Class of Boeing 777.

The number of Business Class seats will reduce to 24 from 35 with the installation of new seats in Boeing 777 aircraft.

The number of Economy Class seats will increase to 316 with the installation of new seats in Boeing 777 aircraft.

The new seats in Business Class and Economy Class will be equipped with new IFE system manufactured by Panasonic.

The new Business Class seats will have Panasonic eX3 (panasonic.aero) IFE system.

The new Economy Class seats will have Panasonic eXLite (panasonic.aero) IFE system.

More than 100 channels will be available in new Panasonic IFE system on new seats.

The new light weight Business and Economy Class seats will reduce Boeing 777 fuel consumption.

The installation of new Business and Economy Class seats with new Panasonic IFE in five Boeing 777 aircraft will be completed in one year.

Light weight Economy Class seats at a PIA office shown on DAWN News channel:

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Re: PIA to Buy New Seats for Boeing 777 Fleet

Post by ammad » Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:47 pm

These changes are pretty much required. Two things are good, i.e. Business class seats new reduce to realistic 24 seats. And EY class bumped to 316 seats. Both steps are correct.
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Re: PIA to Buy New Seats for Boeing 777 Fleet

Post by Abdulrafeysiddiqui » Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:12 pm

Are these economy class seats really good for long haul flights to Toronto and New York? Doesn't seems to be comfortable.

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Re: PIA to Buy New Seats for Boeing 777 Fleet

Post by Aer Pakistan » Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:19 pm

what will be lay out ??

B/C 2-2-2 x 4 rows =24 seats
E/Y 3-4-3 ??
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Re: PIA to Buy New Business Class Seats for Boeing 777 Fleet

Post by Abbas Ali » Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:28 pm

Business Class layout that was proposed with 24 STELIA SOLSTYS (http://www.stelia-aerospace.com/en/p16-passenger-seats/) seats for PIA Boeing 777-200ER & Boeing 777-200LR aircraft.

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Business Class layout that was proposed with 24 STELIA SOLSTYS seats for PIA Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.
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Currently PIA Boeing 777s have 35 Business Class seats.

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Re: PIA to Buy New Seats for Boeing 777 Fleet

Post by uzkt01 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:39 pm

so it will be 1-2-1 in biz? From the look of the seats it seems PIA will retain it 3-3-3 config in eco. They should configure atleast a 2 of their 777s with 10 abreast seats to operate high density routes.

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Re: PIA to Buy New Seats for Boeing 777 Fleet

Post by GEnx » Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:43 pm

uzkt01 wrote:
Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:39 pm
so it will be 1-2-1 in biz? From the look of the seats it seems PIA will retain it 3-3-3 config in eco. They should configure atleast a 2 of their 777s with 10 abreast seats to operate high density routes.
It will be 10 abreast in Y class.

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Re: PIA to Buy New Seats for Boeing 777 Fleet

Post by JFC » Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:20 pm

Any idea when this fleet will be ready with seats upgrade.

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Re: PIA to Buy New Seats for Boeing 777 Fleet

Post by Abbas Ali » Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:55 pm

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Fifty-five million dollars will be invested to upgrade PIA Boeing 777 aircraft passengers cabins, according to Adviser to the Prime Minister on Aviation Sardar Mehtab Ahmed Khan Abbasi.

PIA will take bank loans to upgrade Boeing 777 aircraft cabins.

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