Aircraft Cabin Management

HAECO Cabin Solutions and Diehl Aviation introduce cabin upgrades

HAECO Cabin Solutions, in cooperation with Diehl Aviation, has launched three cabin upgrades designed to reduce weight, increase capacity and improve passenger comfort.

HAECO Cabin Solutions is a business unit of the HAECO Group specialising in aircraft seating, interiors and cabin reconfiguration.

“We thank Diehl Aviation for their partnership and opportunity to jointly introduce these upgraded cabin products,” said HAECO Cabin Solutions’ president and group director Doug Rasmussen. “These upgrades enhance the onboard experience while at the same time driving better operating efficiencies.”

The first product, ‘Aft-Simplex’ (pictured below), is a simplified single-aisle aft-lavatory/galley complex. For many single-aisle operators it provides improved density by allowing the addition of up to six seats and lowers operating costs and/or provides increased range through reduced weight, HAECO Cabin Solutions said. The Aft-Simplex is at least 70 kg (155 lbs) lighter than comparable solutions from other suppliers, the company said. Four standard configurations are available. When installed in combination with HAECO’s ‘Vector Light’ seats, overall aircraft weight is reduced by up to 800kg.

The second product (main image) is a combination of HAECO’s ‘Eclipse’ seat and a floor-to-floor solution designed by Diehl. The design features of the Eclipse seat allow it to be installed in a 5-abreast configuration without compromising passenger comfort or privacy, HAECO Cabin Solutions said.

The third product (pictured below) is an enlarged 737 overhead bin solution. The design of this bin allows it to be installed without modifying the aircraft structure or passenger service unit interfaces at a weight lower than current products.

“The cooperation and synergies we have had with HAECO developing these enhanced cabin products has been tremendous,” said Diehl Aviation’s senior vice president of upgrade solutions Holger Hafner. “Anytime you’re able to improve the overall passenger experience while improving aircraft operating economics it is a win-win.”

The new products will be on exhibit during the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany from 14-16 June.

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