Ferentino, Italy-based Iacobucci HF is displaying its cabin interior components here this week. The company (Booth No. N4916) has brought its line of customizable cabin seats, including its newest entrée: the VIP Jet Series Double Seat, which is expected to receive EASA and FAA certification by the end of the month.
New Zealand-based Altitude Completion Centre has taken delivery of 16 executive seats from Italian interior components supplier Iacobucci for installation in a new Boeing Business Jet.
The kit includes seats for crew rest, guest lounge, a VIP lounge and a VIP stateroom. Dimensions between armrests range from 21 inches to 23 inches, depending on the location aboard the aircraft.
Iacobucci HF’s seat division has won EASA and FAA STC approvals for its new 16-g executive seat, allowing for installation of the forward- and aft-facing variants in the Boeing Business Jet.
The oil burner tests on the premium leather and foam combination for the first ship-set have been completed and the first set is already in service.
The seat offers 23 inches between armrests, incorporates mechanical tracking and 360-degree swivel, and converts to a full-flat sleeping position (6 feet, 5 inches long).
With the growth of the large-cabin market and emphasis on longer, nonstop flights, the private jet market has seen the recent introduction of new passenger seats with a focus on comfort as well as practicality.
Aero Seating Technologies (AST) was at the NBAA Convention in October with three seats from its next-generation line, among them a fully electric seat with wireless iPad controls for seat positioning. Also appealing to comfort was an audio-response massage system and passive cooling technology combined with heating elements.
EADS Sogerma (Booth No. 5431) is exhibiting at the NBAA convention for the first time and is showcasing a full-size mockup of a cockpit seat that could fit into a super-midsize to large-cabin business jet.
Iacobucci HF, the Italian maker of galley appliance inserts, is continuing its venture into the aircraft seating business with the introduction at NBAA of a new business unit–Iacobucci Seat Division–to manage that endeavor.
If Cessna were looking for a score on the new interior design for its Citation X upgrade, it might well be a 10.
A fuselage plug adds 15 inches to the cabin length, and a good five or six inches more seated legroom. The cabin will be 25 feet long, 5 feet 7 inches high and 5 feet 5 inches wide.
Crashworthy crew and passenger seats for military aircraft, including ejection seats, are UK-based Martin-Baker’s bread and butter. Now the company has used its military experience to develop two different crashworthy seats for the cabins of civil helicopters. Martin-Baker America plans to build the seats at its facility in Johnstown, Pa.
You may be thinking outside the cockpit, but the other end of you is still firmly stuck in the cockpit, and the flight is a lot more pleasant if that end is in a comfortable place.
A proposed DOT rule to lower the threshold to require wheelchair availability in Part 121-operated aircraft from 60 to 50 seats has rung alarm bells within regional airline circles, where 50-seaters account for well over half of the entire U.S. fleet. In the proposal, the DOT attributed the need for the change to the growing prominence of 50-seat jets.
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