The MiQ Universal Design Business Class Aircraft Seat offers a number of new functional advancements using universal design principles to accommodate a growing market of passengers with diverse usability needs without adding the stigma of a special-use seat. The seat features drop-down arms for easy accessibility, large easy to push with an open hand seat recline buttons, easy to deploy spring loaded pop- up food- tray tables, which require low physical effort, and high-contrast icons and tactile bumps to indicate seat recline buttons for perceptible information. The design language is clean, rational, and distinguished, giving the overall form a precision, well-defined aesthetic. High-quality surface-transitions focus highlights for visual interest supported by well-aligned split lines to minimize surface disruptions. Bright anodized aluminum trims and black leather wrapped arms and seat cushions offer premium quality appointments often found in luxury automobiles. All seat features are well packaged into the overall form with no exposed hinges or fasteners for a clean, elegant presentation.