Haeco and Paperclip reveal economy seat

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April 29, 2015 – Things are really hotting up in the economy seat sector, as Haeco Cabin Solutions has revealed Vector-Y, designed for light weight, a sleek appearance, and easy maintainability – the latter afforded by parent company Haeco Group’s MRO experience.

“Every part of Vector is proven and tested based on what Haeco Group has learned over many decades of maintaining aircraft,” said Kevin Carter, CEO of Haeco Americas. “We see daily what the vulnerabilities are and applied those insights to develop inventive components that provide style at low lifetime service costs.”

The seat is constructed from carbon fiber for a thin profile that is designed to fit the human body. “Vector’s comfort and amenities will please passengers and keep them coming back, and the airlines will enjoy its low cost of ownership over the seat lifetime,” Carter added.

Amenities include an eye-level tablet holder in the seat back for Vector-Y and IFE in Vector-Y+, a variation of the seat designed for long-haul operations. James Lee of Hong Kong’s Paperclip Design provided industrial design support on Vector’s classic minimalist lines, while Haeco Cabin Solutions’ engineers considered factors that drive lower cost such as part count, innovative materials and weight.

Haeco Cabin Solutions reports that airline customer interest in the seat has been strong, and first deliveries are expected in the first quarter of 2016.

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