March 21 2024  |  Seating

Expliseat to manufacture seats for Air France Embraer 190 fleet

By Robynne Trueman

Expliseat will manufacture seats for Air France's subsidiary HOP!

Expliseat announced this week that Air France has selected its TISeat for the cabin renewal program of its Embraer 190 fleet operated by its regional subsidiary, HOP!

The aircraft will be fitted with a new model of the TiSeat, making Air France the launch customer for the product, the March 19 press release said. The series of seats is set to be unveiled at the Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) in Hamburg this May.

“Partnering with Air France – known through the airline industry for its high-class brand, aesthetics and engineering standards – marks a pivotal moment for Expliseat in our pursuit of innovation. Together, we’re setting new standards in cabin design. This collaboration underlines Air France confidence in our technology and the commitment to delivering exceptional experiences for all passengers,” said Amaury Barberot, CEO of Expliseat.

The latest evolution of the TiSeat leverages Expliseat’s patented titanium and composite fiber frame and its collaboration with Air France to reduce seat weight while improving seat robustness and sustainability. The seats will be produced at Expliseat’s factory in Angers, France.

Details of the new TiSeat remain confidential until its official unveiling in May, but Expliseat hints at a “new human-centric design philosophy.”

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