INTER IOR S I NNOVATION seating
Refl ecting the trend for
‘bring your own device’
as connectivity enables
streaming IFE on PEDs,
Aviointeriors is now
o ering its Michelangelo
economy class seating
range with a tablet holder
on the seatback that
allows passengers to use
High-density economy class seating can
present comfort challenges, but Geven is
working to increase passenger living space
at tight pitches with the Essenza economy
class seat. However, while passengers focus
on comfort, low-cost carriers – a common
user of high-density seating – demand low
weight, minimal pricing and high reliability.
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their device during the
TTOL phases with the
meal table stowed.
For carriers with
embedded IFE, the
seatback of the longrange
version has been
engineered to allow
installation of monitors
up to 13.3in.
Doria De Chiara, business development
manager at Geven, says that an extensive
test programme for Essenza has shown
that the seat meets all these requirements.
“No warranty can alleviate the disruption
that poor seat reliability can cause to
a tightly run operation such as that
of a low-cost carrier,” she states.
been approved as
a ‘Boeing Offerable
Seat Supplier’ for