ST Engineering gains EASA STC for SPACElite I

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ST Engineering’s aircraft interiors business has attained a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from EASA relating to a cabin interior modification and refurbishment programme for the installation of ‘SPACElite I’, its in-house designed economy class seat. The programme was carried out on an A320 aircraft for an unspecified Cambodian airline, and is the first time that ST Engineering has retrofitted a cabin using seats of its proprietary design.

While the airline has not been named, Cambodian carriers with A320s in their fleet include Bassaka Air, Cambodia Airways, Cambodia Angkor Air, JC International Airlines, Lanmei Airlines and Sky Angkor Airlines.

The SPACElite I seat is available in short and medium haul variants, and weighs less than 11kg. Features of the design include an articulating seat pan that allows for large shin clearance, and a lumbar cushion with a suspension fabric designed for back support. The seat design won the G Mark stamp of approval in Japan’s Good Design Awards 2018 and is certified to EASA Technical Standard Order (TSO) including the latest Head Injury criterion (HIC).

Lim Serh Ghee, president of ST Engineering’s aerospace business stated,, “We are proud to have come this far in the development of our own seat solutions. By offering both cabin interior modification and seat products, we want to create an integrated and value-adding solution to operators seeking to refresh their aircraft cabins with a service provider that has the expertise to see the project through, from design and manufacturing to installation and certification.

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