Titanium Seat receives FAA certification


The rapid success of Expliseat’s super-lightweight Titanium Seat is continuing as now, only months after receiving EASA certification (see HERE), the seat has received TSO C39c authorization from the FAA. This approval, granted in July 2014, means that the Titanium Seat can now fly on any airline in the world.

“This certification demonstrates not only the strength and performance of our seats but confirms that innovative technology and passenger comfort can go hand in hand with safety requirements. It’s the first seat with a composite structure to be certified,” said Benjamin Saada, Expliseat’s president.

The seat weighs only 4kg, thanks to the use of a combination of titanium and composite materials, and using only 30 parts, compared to 300 on average in other seats. The design also offers up to 5cm more legroom than some other economy seats.

“The market in the Americas and the USA is a strategic element in our international expansion program, and certification from the American aviation authorities means that now we can export our extremely innovative Titanium Seat,” added Jean-Charles Samuelian, managing director.

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