Press release

STELIA Aerospace presents new passenger connected seat demonstrator at AIX 2019
4 April 2019

STELIA Aerospace’s luxury and bespoke First Class and Business Class seats are the first choice for prestige airlines worldwide, with some 2,000 passenger seats delivered each year, always 100% on time and quality.

Constantly enhancing its offer, STELIA Aerospace has developed a connected passenger seat demonstrator for the Airbus Connected Cabin, showcased exclusively at AIX 2019.

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This new seat boasts 3 key functionalities:

  • Operational efficiency: this new connected passenger seat will allow real time monitoring of hardware performance and big data analytics, therefore enabling airlines to improve their maintenance cycles.
  • Passenger experience: the possibility of pre-setting the seat environment to the frequent flyer passenger preferences will enhance passenger comfort and experience, while improving passenger / crew interactions.
  • Enhanced services: through data monitoring and processing, this connected passenger seat will help airlines better understand the passenger needs in order to offer service enhancements, thus helping build loyalty relationships while increasing revenue opportunities.

Thierry KANENGIESER, VP Cabin Interior, STELIA Aerospace, said: “With this new connected passenger seat demonstrator, STELIA Aerospace again demonstrates its capacity to develop state-of-the-art products, integrating the best technology and latest innovations in order to continuously improve passenger comfort experience as well as airline operations. Further to the connected pilot seat displayed two years ago, we are proud to showcase the Business Class passenger seat version among the innovations presented at AIX 2019”.


About STELIA Aerospace:

With a turnover of 2,2 billion euros and 7,000 employees worldwide (4,500 in France and 2,500 in North America, Tunisia and Morocco), STELIA Aerospace is one of the world leaders in the field of aerostructures, pilot seats and Business Class and First Class passenger seats.

STELIA Aerospace designs and manufactures the front fuselage sections for the entire Airbus family, as well as fuselage sections and specific sub-assemblies for Airbus, fully equipped wings for ATR, fully equipped central fuselages for Bombardier’s Global 7500, and complex metallic and composite aerostructure parts for Boeing, Bombardier, Embraer, Northrop-Grumman…

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