Aircraft Cabin Management

Thompson Aero Seating launches ‘VantageDUO’ seat

Thompson Aero Seating has launched its new ‘VantageDUO’ seat for business class.

The seat has been designed and engineered “to bring maximum comfort to the long-range, single-aisle market, with no compromise on density”, according to the company.

Thompson Aero Seating has created the ‘Immersive Relaxed Position’ for the VantageDUO based upon the zero-gravity principle. It is based on research into the relationship between posture and pressure, establishing what the company says is the most comfortable position possible, other than lying flat.

The seat has 130 degrees of recline.

Thompson Aero Seating’s VP commercial Andy Morris said: “The fast-emerging mid-to-long-range single-aisle market means that passengers want greater comfort and privacy but not necessarily a fully flat seat such as the VantageSOLO. The VantageDUO offers exceptional comfort and a very marketable seating option, with the same number of passengers as traditional business-class seating. The Vantage DUO really is in a class of its own.

“Our aim was simple – greater comfort in the same space, which we have achieved through our many years of experience in design and engineering innovation. The result: no loss of density, no increase in weight, just greater comfort, space and recline for the passenger. We are looking forward to customers experiencing the comfort for themselves at AIX in Hamburg.”

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