Autostop Aviation has applied its automotive seat cover technology to aviation with the launch of a synthetic leather.
SkyLeather is now available to airlines, the Serbia-based company said. It offers an alternative to reconstructed and genuine leather.
According to Autostop, the “lightweight and durable” material offers advantages in aircraft seat maintenance and in passenger wellbeing. Lacquering technology makes it easy to clean.
“The high elasticity of SkyLeather simplifies the fitting process, even for complex seat shapes,” Autostop said. “The seat cover stays in the same shape and therefore looks new for longer.”
Autostop Aviation has invested €4 million in a dedicated facility in Serbia for the development and production of SkyLeather aircraft seat covers.
SkyLeather is available in a range of grains, finishes and colours. Although a standard colour pallet has been developed, Autostop said it could match any colour to suit customer needs.
The company’s in-house laboratory will aim to provide airlines with a complete service, from material design to finished seat cover manufacturing.