747-400 Refit - Seats.

  • The new long-haul fleet design and physical refit of the first aircraft has taken more than 60,000 hours of work including:
    30,000 production man-hours to physically install the product
    30,000 man-hours for configuration and design
  • There is 172,000 ft (53km) of wiring per aircraft
  • 826 metres of fabric was used on the Pacific Economy seats for the first aircraft
  • Each aircraft includes 3,000 unique parts, totalling tens of thousands of individual physical parts per aircraft
  • More than 800 documents were created to detail the physical upgrade installation
  • 870 design drawings were made to create the storage units
  • More than 30 New Zealand suppliers have provided goods and services for the design and build of the storage units alone
  • A total of 5,648 seats will be installed into the 747 and 777 fleet consisting of:

747-400 Refit - Business Cabin.


Pacific Premium
747 fleet (8 aircraft) 368 184 2592
777 fleet (8 aircraft) 208 144 2152
Total 576 328 4744


747-400 Refit - Business Lie Flat Seats.

The introduction of a new in-flight service also requires a significant number of new items including:

  • 101,737 items of crockery including 13,735 Salt and Pepper sets
  • 643,048 items of cutlery, including 95,183 metal teaspoons
  • 10,601 serving trays
  • 76,970 items of linen such as pillow sets, linen serviettes, sheets and tray cloths for Business Premier Class, including 2,852 luxurious duvets for the new lie-flat beds.
  • 80,000 napkin ties

747-400 Refit - Business Seats.


NOTE: The content of all Air New Zealand media releases are accurate at the time of issue, as stated at the top of each release. For updates on any changes, please contact Air New Zealand.

Air New Zealand is proud to be a member of Star Alliance. The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer worldwide reach, recognition and seamless service to the international traveller. Its acceptance by the market has been recognised by numerous awards, including the Air Transport World Market Leadership Award, Best Airline Alliance by both Business Traveller Magazine and Skytrax. The member airlines are: Adria Airways, Air Canada, Air China, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Blue1, bmi, Continental Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, Spanair, SWISS, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, THAI, United and US Airways. Aegean Airlines, Air India, Brussels Airlines and TAM have been announced as future members. Overall, the Star Alliance network offers 19,500 daily flights to 1,071 airports in 171 countries.

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