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Singapore Airlines just took delivery of 9V-SKU, its first Airbus A380 with the brand-new suites. But in addition to that out-of-this world first-class product, the carrier’s latest aircraft is also the first to offer SQ’s newest business class product — a step up from the biz seat available on recent deliveries, such as the Airbus A350-900, and a huge improvement over the older seat currently installed on most of the carrier’s A380s.

In addition to those six fantastic suites, the all-premium upper deck sports a total of 78 business seats.

Seats are arranged in a spacious 1-2-1 configuration.

While other carriers might offer a staggered arrangement with their similar 1-2-1 products, Singapore’s is consistent from one row to the next.

The one exception is bulkhead seats, which offer significantly larger footwells.

Window seats are positioned next to the aisle…

… while all middle seats are dead-center, arranged side-by-side.

That’s great for couples traveling together, especially when it’s time to sleep, since you’ll be able to create what’s effectively a double bed, a rarity in business class.

Strangers in the center seats will still have privacy, though, thanks to an optional motorized partition.

While they don’t have a door, like you’ll find on Delta’s A350 and with the new Qatar Qsuite, the new seats do offer decent privacy.

Personally, I’d prefer having a window seat — for easier viewing and separation from the aisle — but the side partition should help minimize distractions.

The design’s pretty slick, with unique lighting features and high-tech touch controls.

The lavatories, while not gigantic, are well-appointed — and spotless, of course, since they’ve never been used!

I’ll be spending nearly 13 hours in the new business-class seat on Wednesday’s delivery flight from Toulouse, France (TLS) to Singapore (SIN).

Stay tuned for a more detailed look at all of the new products, and follow along live on TPG’s Facebook page, along with my own Instagram and Twitter accounts, as I’ll be sharing updates from Wednesday’s flight to Singapore throughout the week.

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