April 12, 2016 – LIFT by EnCore has announced that its new ‘Tourist Class Seating’ model will be available for theNext-Generation Boeing 737 and 737 MAX. The seats, available for line-fit and retrofit, has been specifically designed to complement the B737 Boeing Sky Interior in terms of space, structure and styling. For more details of the seat, SEE HERE. The B737 is an aircraft of which EnCore is very familiar. Boeing also collaborated with EnCore Interiors on the industrial design of the enhanced interior for Next-Generation 737s – a retrofit alternative to the Boeing Sky Interior.
“We welcomed the opportunity to partner with Boeing to deliver a seat that perfectly complements the Boeing Sky Interior while setting the industry standard for comfort and reliability,” said Tom McFarland, owner and CEO of the EnCore group of companies. “We know that the industry is craving predictability and to that end, we are applying EnCore’s proven track record for delivering on time, every time.”
Currently in the design and certification phase, Tourist Class Seating will cover a range of pre-certified options and is available now for airline engagements, with a target for first deliveries of mid-2017.
“A seat designed in such close collaboration with an airframer is an industry first,” said Alan Wittman, director, seat integration team, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “This collaboration will allow airlines and leasing companies to build on the success of the Boeing Sky Interior in a whole new way. It also means our customers will be able to better serve their customers and differentiate themselves in the marketplace.”