Nolinor Aviation fits world’s lightest seats on B737 fleet


Canadian commercial charter airline, Nolinor Aviation, is equipping its latest fleet of three Boeing 737-400s with the lightest aircraft seat in the world. The airline acquired the aircraft in May, with a view to increasing its capacity and offer more flexibility to its clients during the post-Covid economic recovery.

Each aircraft will be fitted with 158 TiSeat E2 economy seats, made by Expliseat, which the French manufacturer says are 40% lighter than any other certified seats on the market, achieved through a titanium and carbon fibre construction. For Nolinor this means a reduction in the total weight of each aircraft of 1.1 tons. The seats are equipped with a 4.5in recline function and foam combinations for flights up to seven hours.

“For our new fleet of Boeing 737-400, we needed to give a fresh look to the interior of our aircraft while also improving performance. The solution put forward by Expliseat is perfect for us,” said Marco Prud’Homme, president of Nolinor Aviation.

Nolinor Aviation acquired the three Boeing 737-400s in preparation for economic recovery

According to the airline, the weight saving offered by the seats is allowing it to modernise its fleet while increasing its competitiveness. For example, the reduced weight can enable additional aircraft performance or a gain of 1.1 tons of payload. The airline can also expand its commercial offer with new seats and a lightened fleet, for an enhanced passenger experience and optimal aircraft efficiency, with more range, less fuel as well as lower carbon emissions.

“Our market shares in Canada are rapidly growing, with more than 3,000 TiSeat models flying on Dash 8, ATR and Boeing 737 aircraft,” said Benjamin Saada, CEO of Expliseat.

Share this story:

About Author


Ever since his first flight on a TriStar, Adam has loved air travel, and since becoming editor of the Aircraft Interiors International brand he has really enjoyed the opportunity to be involved with the latest aircraft and airline products before they are even launched. Adam co-ordinates the running of the magazine, from commissioning articles and artwork, to ensuring that high standards of quality are maintained, as well as managing online content. Adam is proud to sit on the jury of the Crystal Cabin Awards and to have laid on the bed in Etihad's Residence.

Comments are closed.