Collins Aerospace Super Diamond seats and Essence galley inserts to take flight on Kuwait Airways' A330-800neo fleet

  • Award-winning business class seats provide world-class comfort, all-aisle access
  • Eight aircraft to enter into service in 2020
  • Latest installations bring the number of Super Diamond to 10,000 flying worldwide

WINSTON-SALEM (July 12, 2019) – Kuwait Airways’ A330-800neo business class will soon include the award-winning Super Diamond business class seats, and the recently introduced Essence™ galley inserts from Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX.) Eight A330-800neo aircraft will enter into service in 2020.  

“Accommodating passengers in today’s competitive airspace means offering highly distinctive experiences through the seat they sit in, the quality of food and beverage service along with other amenities offered throughout a flight,” said Alastair Hamilton, vice president, Sales & Marketing, Interiors for Collins Aerospace. “Super Diamond and our Essence galley inserts are proven to exceed expectations and make the passenger’s journey as enjoyable as possible.”  

Kuwait Airways joins more than 20 airlines in selecting the Super Diamond business class seat. The airline will install 32 pax, or individual passenger placements, per aircraft in a 1-2-1 configuration on each of its A330-800neo fleet. This brings the total to 10,000 Super Diamond pax seats flying worldwide.

Passengers on these flights will experience all-aisle access, a 78-inch fully-flat business class solution offering exceptional comfort through the Crystalflex™ diaphragm comfort system, living space with increased stowage, and gate-to-gate in-flight entertainment solutions all while maintaining overall cabin space.

Also on board Kuwait Airways’ A330 fleet will be Collins Aerospace’s full suite of Essence™ galley inserts that include steam ovens and espresso machines plus a full suite of galley-chilling equipment. Essence galley inserts are light weight and easy to use, incorporating a detailed understanding of fundamental food science and technology to produce the highest quality inflight food and beverage products for passengers.

About Collins Aerospace

Collins Aerospace, a unit of Raytheon Technologies Corp., is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Collins Aerospace has the extensive capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and broad expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market. For more information, visit

About Raytheon Technologies

Raytheon Technologies Corporation is an aerospace and defense company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government customers worldwide. With 195,000 employees and four industry-leading businesses ― Collins Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon Intelligence & Space and Raytheon Missiles & Defense ― the company delivers solutions that push the boundaries in avionics, cybersecurity, directed energy, electric propulsion, hypersonics, and quantum physics. The company, formed in 2020 through the combination of Raytheon Company and the United Technologies Corporation aerospace businesses, is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

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