German Design Firm Proposes 'Theater-Style' Airliner Seats | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

AMA Drone Report

Airborne-Monday

Airborne-Tuesday

Airborne-Wednesday

Airborne-Thursday

Airborne-Friday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI

Airborne On ANN

AMA 09.21.17

Airborne 09.25.17

Airborne 09.26.17

Airborne 09.20.17

Airborne 09.21.17

Airborne 09.22.17

Airborne-Unmanned 09.19.17

Airborne-YouTube

AMA 09.21.17

Airborne 09.25.17

Airborne 09.26.17

Airborne 09.20.17

Airborne 09.21.17

Airborne 09.22.17

Airborne-Unmanned 09.19.17

NEW!!! 2017 AirVenture Innovation Preview -- YouTube Presentation / Vimeo Presentation

Wed, May 17, 2006

German Design Firm Proposes 'Theater-Style' Airliner Seats

Overpriced Popcorn, Sticky Cabin Floor Optional

by ANN Associate Editor Rob Finfrock

It could be the next big innovation for airline seating, one that could allow easier boarding and reduced cases of deep-vein thrombosis on long-haul flights. At least, that's what Germany's AIDA Industrial Design says about its new flip-up, theater-style seats for passenger planes.

"The Foldable Passenger Seat was developed to provide maximum living space even at low seat pitches by a unique design with a foldable seat pan," the company says on its website. "This outstanding feature is possible due to an innovative design of the main seat structure with its single beam made of composite material."

According to AIDA -- which lists Airbus, Eurocopter, and Recaro Aircraft Seating among its clients -- the foldable seats now under design consideration would provide nearly three times the room for a passenger to stand, allowing passengers to stretch and relax during a long flight, or use the folded seat as a "sit-stand" leaning seat (uh oh... shades of Airbus's rejected "Meathook Class" there.)

The company says this configuration would be an ideal way to prevent DVT on longer flights. No word, however, on how passengers would be able to stand comfortably upright under the overhanging baggage compartments.

AIDA also says the flip-up seats could decrease aircraft boarding and turnaround times.

"The Foldable Passenger Seat affects important components of turnaround times. The new boarding situation means, that travellers can move directly into the seat row to stow their hand luggaage without blocking the aisle. Passengers behind them can pass without delay. This results in an improved boarding and disembarking time."

It's not hard to see how that would be true... but I also remember the last theater I was in (for a dollar-movie... do you think we get paid enough to see first-run movies? Please... we're still waiting for "The Aviator" to be released on Beta.) The seats weren't exactly luxurious...

Of course, the same is true for the last commercial airliner flight I was on... in fact, I could barely stand it (sorry.) So, maybe these seats would be an improvement. AIDA is currently working on the prototype configuration... so we could see seats like these in the not-too-distant future.

FMI: www.aida-development.de/en_html/competences/index_idesign.htm

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 09.22.17: Breitling DC-3, World Aerobatic Championships, CFI Training

Also: Egan PLIMP, Aero-Honesty, Orbital ATK, United Airlines 747, New AIA Boss, Bristow Norway, ABS Celebrates 50th Having departed from Geneva last March, the Breitling DC-3 made >[...]

RFP: ANN Seeking New Site/Facility For Major Studio Upgrade

It's Official: Aggressive Upgrades For New Airborne Programs WILL Require New Digs It's been in development for years, but we're getting to a point where we think we can pull off s>[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 09.19.17: FAA OKs FL Drone Ops, ICAO Registry?, No Pot Drones

Also: FAA Reauthorization, Medical Drone Transport, USMC Quadcopters, Canister Launched UAS, Atlas Dynamics Airborne, primarily based in Jacksonville, FL is starting to recover fro>[...]

AMA Drone Report 09.21.17: AMA Expo West, Parrot Mambo, No Drone Pot Delivery

Also: Drone Injury Study, Cook County-IL, Northeastern Drone Society, Propel Star Wars Drones, GA UAS Integration One of the pinnacle model aviation events of the year is coming up>[...]

AMA Comments On Singer Decision

Dr. Michael Singer’s Victory in A Federal Court Has Serious Legal Potential Rich Hanson, President of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), has issued the following stateme>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2017 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC