November 30 2023  |  Seating

Unum Aircraft Seating celebrates launch of London Gatwick Facility

By Robynne Trueman

Unum Aircraft Seating shareholders, key industry partners and representatives from Green Cabin Alliance and the UK Department for Business & Trade at the new facility's ribbon cutting

Unum Aircraft Seating announced the launch of its London Gatwick Facility today, with the larger premises set to support the growth of the business. The official ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration took place on November 29, with Unum’s key industry partners and founding shareholders in attendance, alongside representatives from the Green Cabin Alliance and the UK Department for Business & Trade.

“The launch of our Gatwick factory caps what has been a hugely successful year for Unum. We’ve gained our regulatory approvals from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and launched new products featuring our game-changing patented Scimitar seat mechanism,” said Unum CEO and Founder Chris Brady.

He added, “We’ve also made several senior appointments, including hiring Tania Trucchia as chief operating officer (COO) and in the past few months grown the Engineering Leadership Team to support our design and testing activities. Opening our new factory right at the heart of the industry is the perfect way to conclude the year, and firmly establishes Unum as the credible alternative in business class seating.”

Longtime Unum supporter Ben Bettell was also present to perform the ribbon-cutting.

“I am proud to have been involved with Unum since its inception. Unum not only has a world-class business seating product, it is also home to experienced staff and now, excellent premises to produce and deliver its seat from – premises that I am pleased to open officially today,” said Bettell. “Unum comprises a group of talented people with a proven successful visionary as a leader and this results in an amazing customer-centric business class seat.”

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