Vision Systems has announced that its roller separation solution for aircraft passenger seats, Quick-Split, is fully compliant with EASA requirements and thus is officially Aeronautics certified.
Based on Vision Systems’ cockpit shading system technology, Quick-Split aims at avoiding contact and possible transmission of viruses between passengers. The solution hopes to restore passenger confidence while maximising the seat load factor.
Vision Systems’ managing director Jérôme Monvaillier said: “Quick-Split reduces the anxiety of the passengers and gives them confidence in air transport. The solution is based on a proven technology, it is certified, and ensures an economically viable operation for the airline.”
Placed at each seat, this physical barrier reassures the travellers who would be scared of catching Covid-19 from the persons seating next to them in the aircraft, especially at meal times when people take off their mask. During rest times, the passenger protection and sense of security remain as the system follows the inclination of the seat back when reclined.
The divider can also easily be folded for family travel.
Quick-Split comprises a thin and soft transparent film that “keeps a feeling of space” for a better wellbeing in the cabin. It also includes two handles, one on each side to avoid shared touch points between passengers.
For the airline, Quick-Split says that it eliminates the issue of leaving an empty seat between two passengers.
This plug and play, system fixed on the armrest and behind the seat back, is quick and easy to mount and dismantle without any modification of the existing seat, and is adaptable to all types of armrest, the company claims.
It says that it does not degrade the seat and Quick-Split does not generate any additional vibration or rattling noise. Light and compact, the solution remains discreet and does not clutter up the cabin space or view. Furthermore, a tested anti-germ treatment applied on the product reduces the cleaning maintenance.
The company says that the return on investment is “very quick”, estimated at seven flights for a narrow-body aircraft.
Vision Systems’ partner Aerotec performed the EASA certification program and approval on this product. “Quick-Split is a reliable product, easy to operate. It has been designed and qualified to ensure compliance with latest EASA safety standards” stated Aerotec’s program manager and deputy head of airworthiness, Thomas Paquien.