The seat fabric will be custom-made with a number of specially selected soft and smooth materials. The First Class cabins in Cathay Pacific’s Boeing 747-400 aircraft are not included in the upgrade project as the fleet is in the process of being retired. A completely redesigned bedding offerspassengers the ultimate in slumber comfort. Hand-craft sculpture artworks will also be installed in the cabin to complement the new design and add an “element of interest”. First Class bedding has also been redesigned and improved, with 500 thread count cotton fabrics for the duvets, pillows, cushions and bed mattress, giving a refined and soft touch and the thickness of the mattress has also been increased to enhance sleeping comfort. Cathay Pacific general manager product Toby Smith said although there was no “pressing need” to completely renovate the cabin, the airline did decide it was “appropriate” to give the suites a “fresh new look”. Cathay Pacific has announced it will adjust its First Class product to “enhance” the overall experience for its premium passengers. Recruiting the same achitecture firm responsible for designing the airline’s First Class Lounge of The Wing, adjustment will be made on the first Boeing 777-300ER due to enter service on 26 July 2013 and the entire cabin refresh project is expected to be completed by the third quarter of 2014. Entertainment-wise, the suites will include 4.3” LCD touch screen controllers, which allows passengers to easily recline the seat, adjust lumbar support and turn lights on or off with just a simple touch. Cathay Pacific’s First Class product gets a new look and feel as part of a midlife refresh programme. Source = ETB News: NJ As part of the makeover, the First Class cabin will feature high glossy dark grey textured material on the outer surface of the suite, while warm-tone natural leather will be used on most interior surfaces. The refreshed First Class suites and newfeatures enhance the overall experiencefor premium passengers. Meanwhile, the meal tables will be more adjustable and more room will be added to the personal closet and console compartment for personal items. A drink holder will also be added to the new side console top and in the lavatory a specially designed wash basin and counter top will be installed to provide a “refreshing environment”.