Adient Aerospace begins operations

Adient Aerospace, the airplane seat joint venture between Boeing and Adient, is operational after securing regulatory approvals.

“Adient Aerospace is now open for business, providing better customer and passenger experience with quality seats,” said Alan Wittman, newly appointed CEO. “Our focus is comfort, craftsmanship and operational excellence that will differentiate our products and services, all while offering more choice and better meeting the commercial airplane industry’s needs.”

Adient Aerospace CEO Wittman was most recently the director of Business Operations for Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner program.

The joint venture between Boeing and Adient, the global leader in automotive seating, is developing a portfolio of seats for new airplane and retrofit configurations. Adient Aerospace has opened a customer service center in the Seattle, Washington area, and product development is underway in Kaiserslautern, Germany, as a continuation of work performed under an agreement the two companies signed in 2017. Adient Aerospace is initially developing lie-flat business class seating offerings for widebody airplanes.

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