New Business Class Airplane Seat Design Features Large 45-Inch TV Screen

In today’s era, where we carry personal devices boasting high-resolution 4K screens in our pockets, the seatback screens on airplanes often fall short of expectations.

Even passengers who opt for the most premium seats on the aircraft may find themselves underwhelmed by the quality of the inbuilt cabin screens, which often pale in comparison to the screens on their smartphones.

Addressing this disparity, airplane seat manufacturer Collins Aerospace and inflight entertainment provider Panasonic Avionics have teamed up to revolutionize the airplane TV and movie-viewing experience with their innovative concept known as MAYA.

MAYA, an acronym for “Most Advanced Yet Achievable,” introduces an ergonomic business class seat featuring an impressive Astrova Curve 45-inch ultra-wide, ultra-high-definition OLED display. This state-of-the-art screen not only surpasses traditional cabin screens but also syncs seamlessly with passengers’ personal devices, offering an exceptional headphone-less audio system.

Andrew Masson, vice president of product management and strategy at Panasonic Avionics, describes MAYA as providing “the most immersive experience for the passenger,” elevating the in-flight entertainment experience to new heights.

Unveiled at the prestigious Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) in Hamburg, Germany, MAYA generated significant buzz among industry insiders. Masson notes that the concept was enthusiastically received, with many viewing it as a major advancement in premium travel that aligns with the evolving needs and expectations of passengers.