The project brief
The core focus of AIRTEK is a unique composite hybrid monocoque structure utilising the adoption and development of hybrid composites to achieve mass and cost reduction, ensuring required strength and performance. AIRTEK is a UK Government backed consortium that brings together high-end aviation design, advanced motorsport derived engineering and certification expertise to create the next generation of lightweight aircraft seating that benefits customers, airlines, and the planet.
The removal of structure created a customer benefit, allowing AIRTEK to offer the largest volume of under seat storage space of any business class seat in the market. The scalable and modular design makes the seat adaptable to both an individual airline brand requirements and across different aircraft fleets (wide and narrow body).
Reduced seat weight results in reduced aircraft fuel burn and associated carbon emissions
1000 less parts when compared to a standard seat
Weighs 10% than the standard seat