June 3 2024  |  Seating

Air France becomes launch customer for Expliseat

By Alex Preston in Hamburg, Germany

Air France’s Fabian Pelous, VP Customer Experience and Expliseat CEO, Amaury Barberot

Expliseat has unveiled the latest iteration of its TiSeat, alongside launch customer HOP!, the regional airline arm of Air France, as part of the cabin renewal program for its Embraer 19 fleet.

The TiSeat 2X incorporates an ultra-light all-carbon and titanium structure, with recycled components and minimal plastic, which Expliseat says is 30 percent lighter than a traditional seat. Each seat is fitted with leather and ergonomic foam for added comfort.

Features of the new seat include an enlarged tray table with three fully integrated upper literature transparent pockets on the underside, a PED holder equipped with USB and C ports from Burrana and a QR code for flight information.

“The seat’s armrest, footrest and headset mechanism are all integrated into the one-piece shell. This project to renovate the cabins of our Embraer 190 fleet is fully in line with Air France's strategy to upgrade its offer of products and services on its short and medium-haul network. An investment of around 20 million euros will considerably improve the travel experience for our customers, who I am sure will appreciate the enhanced comfort and design of these brand-new cabins. I wish to thank all the Expliseat and Air France teams for their outstanding cooperation in producing this comfortable, sturdy and lighter seat," said Fabien Pelous, SVP of Customer Experience at Air France.

The first Air France flights equipped with the TiSeat 2X seat will begin in autumn 2024.

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