Innovation in seat design

elegant design in carbon for blue sky aero ltd

Elegance, space and smooth lines in the new carbon seats for Economy

Elegance, space and smooth lines in the new carbon seats for Economy

Smoother and more spacious in Premium Economy and Regional Business

Smoother and more spacious in Premium Economy and Regional Business

The earlier model in aluminium

The earlier model in aluminium

novel construction

A moulded leg in carbon using 'net material' replaces one machined in aluminium with massive waste

A moulded leg in carbon using 'net material' replaces one machined in aluminium with massive waste

A new in-arm tray table

A new in-arm tray table

Underside view showing the neat, stable, interlocking hinge

Underside view showing the neat, stable, interlocking hinge

CREW REST SEATS

Class 2 Crew Rest Seat

Class 2 Crew Rest Seat

replacing a typical heavy seat mechanism

Section of the internal mechanism in a traditional very complex, heavy Business seat mechanism - circa 400mm in height and 47kg in weight.

Section of the internal mechanism in a traditional very complex, heavy Business seat mechanism - circa 400mm in height and 47kg in weight.

new Compact lightweight seat mechanism

Ultra thin Business Seat Mechanism - only 53mm in height and 19.3kg for all components shown.

Ultra thin Business Seat Mechanism - only 53mm in height and 19.3kg for all components shown.

Minimalist, powerful, smooth drive mechanism

Carbon panels and an innovative mechanism driving forward movement, back recline, bed transit and seat pan elevation.

Carbon panels and an innovative mechanism driving forward movement, back recline, bed transit and seat pan elevation.

hybrid reduction gearbox

Compact Drive System with a hybrid reduction gearbox to link recline angle change to forward movement from TTL to BED.

Compact Drive System with a hybrid reduction gearbox to link recline angle change to forward movement from TTL to BED.

uncluttered deck layout

Schematic of gearbox layout with secondary ram to drive ramp articulation

Schematic of gearbox layout with secondary ram to drive ramp articulation

  • Twin drive plates - twin slide systems
  • Twin actuators - opposing ramp concept
  • Micro actuators for back rest articulation
  • >60% weight reduction
  • Height reduction from 400mm to 53mm

power driven ramp control system

Seat control mechanism in TTL mode (taxi, take off and landing)

Seat control mechanism in TTL mode (taxi, take off and landing)

Seat pan elevated to interim day-recline mode

Seat pan elevated to interim day-recline mode

Seat pan rotated forward to bed position

Seat pan rotated forward to bed position

new versatile carbon scissor controller

Scissor extends to 1073mm

Scissor extends to 1073mm

  • Ultra thin scissor with single actuator drive
  • Carbon arms, carbon base and top plates
  • Only 28mm wide and weighs only 193 grams
  • Extends up to 1073mm, compact 86cm closed
  • Drives central privacy and leg rest
Scissor compacts to 86cm

Scissor compacts to 86cm