Turkish aircraft seat manufacturer TSI Seats has delivered five shipsets to AnadoluJet, a brand of Turkish Airlines operating as a regional airline. The Elesa S model economy class seat produced by TSI Seats will be used as a result of the agreement for 17 B737-800 aircraft that AnadoluJet has added to its fleet. The company was set up in 2008 with the aim of providing affordable flight services for all kinds of passengers.

    TSI says that it aims to address today’s hot topic for airlines: namely, reducing fuel consumption by minimising weight in aircraft interiors. With its lightweight design, the Elesa S is said to offer less fuel consumption as well as exceeding passenger expectations in terms of comfort. The remaining 12 deliveries of the retrofit project are scheduled to be completed by the beginning of the second quarter of this year.

    After the agreement between TSI Seats and Airbus was signed in November 2019, economy class seat models Epianka and Skysofa were placed in the future products section of the catalogue for the Airbus A350 XWB, A330 and A320 aircraft, starting from January 2020. Last year, TSI Seats delivered aircraft seats for 23 shipsets, mainly for the Airbus A321 and Boeing B787 projects.

    TSI Seats notes that its primary goal for 2021 is to provide “innovative and effective solutions for the needs of the market in terms of new seat platforms, as well as successfully continuing our design, engineering, production and R&D activities with our ever-growing staff”.

    Last autumn, TSI was accepted into the Turquality Support Programme, which aims to create global Turkish brands. The company is the first aircraft seats manufacturer to be officially recognised in the programme.

    Turquality is an accreditation system designed not only to elevate participating companies to the level of international benchmarks, but also to create awareness of the globally accepted values of quality and innovation. Its goal is to facilitate and support the success of Turkish brands worldwide.