Remember Expliseat, a small French company which launched the super-lightweight Titanium seat at last year’s Aircraft Interiors Expo? The company claimed the seat – constructed from just 30 parts – could weight as little as 4kg per pax place, and was suitable for use in A320s or B737s on short or medium-haul routes.
Well that company has already signed its first contract to supply the seat, with French carrier Air Méditerranée planning to begin flying the seats this summer. Antoine Ferretti, CEO of Air Méditerranée, stated, “By equipping our planes with the lightest seats in the world, we can considerably reduce our fuel consumption, realise significant cost savings and reduce our carbon footprint. On top of all these advantages, Air Méditerranée benefits most from the Titanium Seat, in that physical and visual comfort are tangibly improved for our passengers, with these totally innovative seats and their striking design. Working with Expliseat strengthens our corporate commitment to providing flights for everyone, under the best possible conditions.”