EFW to upgrade Finnair's business class cabins

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Airbus’ German cargo conversion and MRO subsidiary Elbe Flugzeugwerke is upgrading cabins for Finnair’s long-haul fleet.

The Dresden-based facility has installed new business class seats on an Airbus A340-300 (reg. OH-LQB) that was redelivered to the airline at the end of March, says EFW. The 2007-vintage aircraft is the first of eight A340s and A330s, which are to be modified this year.

After selecting Zodiac’s ‘Vantage’ business class seat for its latest four A330s, the Nordic carrier decided to retrofit the full-flat seat also on part of its existing long-haul fleet.

Today, Finnair operates eight A330s and seven A340s, Flightglobal’s Ascend Online database shows. The airline has orders for 11 A350-900s and options for an additional eight aircraft.

EFW is also conducting maintenance work on some of the eight aircraft due for the cabin upgrade.