When we discovered it a year ago, this seat developed by the French company Expliseat was still at the prototype stage. It was certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in June 2013 and even found a buyer.This year, on Tuesday 4 June at the Aéroclub de France in Paris, the name of the first customer was unveiled; Air Méditerranée is signing a contract for $ 1 million.
Jean-Charles Samuelian, Managing Director - Expliseat: interview in the video.
And this seat, in the colours of its new owner, is a true revolution which will should allow companies to make substantial savings.
Antoine Ferretti, Managing Director - Air Méditerranée: interview in the video.
This first contract between Expliseat and Air Med relates to one complete A321 cabin for this summer before equipping ten other aircraft of the company.
Production of this seat, mostly in France, could therefore accelerate during the coming months.
The last certification for the titanium seat should be EASA. validated by the end of March, in time for delivery of the first order to Air Med on 23 June – and, perhaps after that, to other companies - notably south-east Asian.