Cabin Solutions
Vector Economy seating for Air New Zealand

HAECO Cabin Solutions is supplying its fully featured Economy Class seat – VectorTM Economy - for Air New Zealand’s newest long-range passenger cabins on 22 Boeing 787s. The fleet will serve international destinations for Air New Zealand’s ultra-long haul route network.


This fully-featured seat includes a high-comfort headrest, an ergonomically sculpted seatback and cushions, an amenity stowage compartment, a 13.3-inch HD seatback video screen with Bluetooth audio, and USB-A and USB-C charging ports.


Air New Zealand will offer three Economy class seating options based on the Vector Economy platform: the Vector Economy SkycouchTM is convertible into a lie-flat bed, the Vector Economy Stretch offers increased leg room, while the Vector Economy Standard is the baseline seat, with full complement of comfort enhancing features.


As Kerry Reeves, Air New Zealand’s Head of Aircraft Programmes, recognised: “Working virtually throughout COVID added another layer of complexity. Without being able to travel to the HAECO site to validate our ideas and concepts, we built mock-ups at our innovation lab in New Zealand and at HAECO’s US facility to ensure we had a common design interpretation, and nothing was lost in translation.”


Doug Rasmussen, President and Group Director of HAECO Cabin Solutions, said: “We are honoured to collaborate with Air New Zealand and highly value them as a strategic partner of the HAECO Group. Vector Economy hits the sweet spot of delivering on multiple goals for both the airline and its customers, providing a new level of passenger comfort in the economy cabin through industry-leading living space and passenger focused amenities.”