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Lufthansa and Brussels take comfort

Deutsche Lufthansa AG has selected Lantal Textiles' Pneumatic Comfort System (PCS) for its next-generation long-haul business class seats. With several thousand PAX in volume to be installed over the next years, this is the largest award Lantal has received to date for its PCS. 


The air-filled seat cushions of the PCS replace foams in aircraft seats, for increased seating and sleeping comfort. Passengers of Swiss International Airlines have enjoyed this technology in all business and first class seats of its long-haul A330-300 and A340 fleet for almost three years. For thie Lufthansa contract, the weight-saving, maintenance-free PCS was jointly refined and customized by the two companies for "a new level" of passenger comfort. The new business class seat structures will be supplied by B/E Aerospace. The Lufthansa long-haul fleet consists of over 100 aircraft, and initial deliveries of the first jets outfitted with the PCS seats are scheduled for the first half of 2012.


“Lantal is honored to have been selected to provide the Pneumatic Comfort System to one of the world’s leading airlines. For many decades, Lufthansa has been, and continues to be, a highly valued customer of Lantal’s traditional textile products. The selection of our innovative PCS reinforces this long-term partnership by bringing it to a more complete service level. To be chosen to outfit Lufthansa’s new business class seats confirms Lantal’s belief in this new technology which has earned a reputation of reliability over the past few years,” stated Urs Rickenbacher, CEO of Lantal Textiles.


Brussels Airlines has also chosen the adaptive air-filled cushions for its new long-haul business class seats. The airline is overhauling its seven Airbus A330s and has invested in new, fully lie-flat business class seats made by Thompson Aero Seating. Equipped with the PCS and a massage function, they will assure maximum passenger comfort. Brussels Airlines’ first A330 with Lantal’s cushions in the business class cabin is scheduled to take off in spring 2012.


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