Cabin interior specialist AIM Altitude has delivered the first of its custom front row monuments (FRM) for EVA Air’s newly-redesigned business class. The FRMs made their debut along with the new business class concept on the airline’s first Boeing 787-9 aircraft, which was launched in October.
AIM Altitude’s team in New Zealand completed initial design and engineering work for the FRMs and the company’s Cabin Interiors team in Bournemouth, UK manufactured the product. Installation was completed by Boeing, which is expected to deliver three more 787-9 aircraft to EVA Air along with the airline’s first 787-10 in Q2 2019. The airline plans to operate a total of 24 787s by 2022.
A spokesperson for AIM Altitude says the company has provided a list of recommended spare parts to EVA Air to help the airline maintain the new cabin product. The FRMs are comprised of three furniture units with their own worktop space and provision for IFE monitors. They also feature lighting in all compartments and footwells, along with closet stowage for safety and crew items.
AIM Altitude began the project for EVA Air in mid-2016 and the company is contracted to provide 24 ship-sets of the FRMs over the next four years.