Spicejet to fit ‘world’s lightest aircraft seat’ on B737 and Q400 fleets


Indian low-cost carrier, SpiceJet, has elected to retrofit the economy class TiSeat E2 seat on board 10 Boeing 737 NGs and to line-fit it on 25 Bombardier Q400 aircraft. The seat, claimed by its manufacturer, Expliseat to be the world’s lightest aircraft seat, is constructed from composites and titanium, which the company believes will enable a weight saving of at least 1.3 tones on the Boeing 737 and 400kg on the Bombardier Q400 compared with the airline’s currently installed seat models.

Ajay Singh, chairman and managing director of SpiceJet stated that, “The seats that we have ordered are the widest, with the most legroom, and the lightest seats available today and will help reduce fuel burn.”

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