Iacobucci to build »chair« VIP seating under license
Lufthansa Technik AG and Italian aircraft interior specialist Iacobucci HF Aerospace S.p.A. have reached an agreement on the integration of the »chair« family into Iacobucci´s cabin seating portfolio. After completing an optimization of the mechanical design, Iacobucci is ready to build and distribute the product to VIP and commercial aircraft customers around the world. Work has already started for an undisclosed VIP launch customer.
"For a successful establishment of »chair«, the supply chain needed to be optimized," stated Andrew Muirhead, Vice President Product Division Original Equipment Innovation at Lufthansa Technik. "Iacobucci turned out to be the best partner for a fast and robust implementation and we are looking forward to seeing the first »chair« finally being handed over to a customer."
"To our experienced seating experts, Lufthansa Technik's »chair« is one of the most advanced VIP aircraft seats available to date", stated Lucio Iacobucci, President and CEO of Iacobucci HF Aerospace. "It also offers innovative solutions for first class airline cabins. We are excited and proud having been selected to bring the much-awaited product to market. »chair« is a perfect extension for our comprehensive cabin product portfolio and will enable us to offer an optimal seating solution to almost any VIP cabin completion project on the market today."
The »chair« seat design is ETSO-certified (European Technical Standard Order) for 9g and 16g and can hence be installed in any cabin based on narrowbody or widebody aircraft. A fully functional and airworthy »chair«, inspired by the design of the renowned studio PIERREJEAN, is publicly displayed in Lufthansa Technik's booth #H71 at the 2019 European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva.