Formation Design Group has been exploring new ways of increasing the space efficiency of the lie-flat cabin while improving the passenger’s living space. This concept, which leverages a layering principle originally patented by Formation in 2008, features an arrangement of 2 forward facing and 2 aft facing lie flat seats which are separated by a premium class suite. All 5 seats in this arrangement are at the typical seated height.
However, the bed of the suite deploys slightly higher than typical (approximately armrest height) while the standard seats convert to the bed position at a slightly lower height. This allows the suite’s bed to overlap the foot wells of the standard beds.
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