AIX 2013: EADS Sogerma unveils new Celeste seating

EADS Sogerma has launched its new Celeste seating platform for both business and premium economy classes.In its narrow-body business class form it is pitched at a minimum of 40 inches, driven by either a single actuator or a G mechanism that allows it to rotate in a cradle-type relaxed position for passengers of up to 45 degrees.In the wide-body premium economy configuration the seat pitch ranges from 40-45 inches and the cradle rotation moves to a maximum 35 degrees.Seat widths range from 18-22 inches in both classes. The lightweight design hits the scales at between 20-25kg per passenger, depending upon the configuration.Sogerma announced that the seat has been selected for the Airbus A350 product catalogue. Both products are compatible with the Thales and Panasonic IFEC systems already selected.Jeffrey Forsbrey (pictured), Sogerma’s Vice President, Sales and Marketing, said that the company was proud to be selected for the A350."We are also in discussion with Boeing," said Forsbrey. "We believe that the premium economy sector will continue to grow as business class moves ever upward in terms of the quality of the product offering.With the premium economy class growing, we are delighted to be able to unveil the Celeste to visitors at the Hamburg show."Steve Nichols,Inflight / Inflight-Online.comHamburg, Germany

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