Fabric manufacturer Ultrafabrics and its partners Tapis Corp have announced that their Promessa AV performance fabric has been used on JetBlue’s latest A220 aircraft.
On January 12 JetBlue revealed the A220, the latest aircraft to join its fleet and the first of its new A220-300 series.
The A220 interior is outfitted with the Collins Meridian seat, customised in direct response to customer feedback, and features a number of design elements with comfort and convenience in mind. According to Mariya Stoyanova, director of product development at JetBlue, one of the most noticeable innovations is the added seatback cushioning and headrest padding made from the new, softer animal-free ‘leather’ material from Ultrafabrics, the Ultraleather Promessa AV.
Promessa AV is a Japanese-crafted leather alternative product designed specifically for comfort. Ultrafabrics’ proprietary production process, Takumi Technology, creates a four-layer construction that includes a microfoam layer. This provides an extra layer of support, acting as a heat dissipation layer to enhance both physical and thermal comfort for the guests. The Promessa AV product line also includes an inherent EPA registered antimicrobial solution, for added protection from micro-organisms.