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Cirrus Business Class Seat
The Zodiac Cirrus seat. JPA’s reverse herringbone cabin layout. A collaboration that has transformed passenger experiences worldwide and influenced an entire industry.
  • Project launched in 2009
  • The original Reverse Herringbone seat
  • Award winning JPA innovation
  • World’s best-selling business class seat
  • Suitable for any commercial airline
  • In service with fourteen major airlines
Creating a new standard in aircraft cabin layouts.

In 2010 Zodiac Aerospace, industry leaders in innovative seat design, approached JPA Design to collaborate on developing their seat offerings. Together, the two companies created the Cirrus Business Class seat, a unique and adaptable achievement in product design, and it’s impossible to overestimate the impact this breakthrough has had on the airline business since. First employed on JPA’s project with US Airways and then with Cathay Pacific immediately after, the design resolves the conundrum of direct aisle access and greater privacy. The reverse herringbone design is now widely regarded as the most ergonomic and desirable configuration, a benchmark for Business Class cabins worldwide. Since it first appeared, the reverse-herringbone configuration has been a fundamental part of the offerings of more than a dozen international carriers around the world. Cirrus went on to become Zodiac Aerospace’s best-selling Business Class seat.

Cirrus gives passengers best-ever Business Class space and ergonomics, reconciling privacy with direct aisle access.
A fully-flat bed, and direct aisle access from every seat

Rather than have passengers facing away from the windows and into the aisles, JPA reconfigured the herringbone layout to make it possible for Business Class passengers to enjoy greater privacy, with a window view for single seats, and more opportunity to socialize with a travelling companion in the centre seats. Either choice gives all passengers direct aisle access, with easier access, too, for cabin crews to serve passengers more elegantly and discreetly.

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