May 22 2019  |  Seating

Lufthansa Technik licenses ​Iacobucci for VIP seating

By Rachel Debling

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Lufthansa Technik and Iacobucci HF Aerospace have formed an agreement to integrate the »chair« family of aviation seating into Iacobucci´s cabin seating portfolio. Iacobucci will build and distribute the product to VIP and commercial aircraft customers, with work already under way for an undisclosed launch customer.

Andrew Muirhead, Vice President Product Division Original Equipment Innovation at Lufthansa Technik, said in a statement: "For a successful establishment of »chair«, the supply chain needed to be optimized. 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."

Lucio Iacobucci, President and CEO of Iacobucci HF Aerospace, also commented: "To our experienced seating experts, Lufthansa Technik's »chair« is one of the most advanced VIP aircraft seats available to date. 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 design is 9g and 16g ETSO-certified (European Technical Standard Order), can be installation in any narrow-body or wide-body aircraft cabin and was inspired by the design of the renowned studio PIERREJEAN.

The new design can be viewed in Lufthansa Technik's booth at the 2019 European Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva from May 21 to 23, stand #H71.

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