Posted on: 16 February 2018 by Kimberley Young
Expliseat has launched the TiSeat E2, the standard model for Boeing 737 aircraft, two years after the first release of the Titanium Seat Neo, a lightweight, prime comfort aircraft seat, a proof concept designed together with Peugeot Design Lab.
Based on the ‘concept car’ model used by car manufacturers, Expliseat started by showcasing a seat concept to airlines in 2016 and the seat has been tested by a dozen airlines in different configurations allowing Expliseat to adjust the standard model of the seat.
President and founder of Expliseat, Benjamin Saada, explained: “To design the TiSeat E2, we radically changed our way of working. Our ambition for this product is twofold; to go as far as the TiSeat E1, our current short haul aircraft seat, on weight performance and to satisfy as many airlines as possible albeit their diverse needs”.
Expliseat offers a range of optional features and customisation which allows airlines to adjust the TiSeat E2 configuration to their needs. As a result the TiSeat E2 can meet the need of a legacy airline on medium haul segments, as well as the needs of low-fare or regional carriers on short-haul segments with intensive use.
“New aircraft are more and more versatile, today; the same aircraft can operate several short segments and then fly across the Atlantic. We had to offer a unique seat for all situations”, said Saada.
As a result of its patented technology which combines carbon fibre and titanium, the manufacturer says the TiSeat E2 is 60% lighter than its competitors, which Expliseat suggested, could represent a weight saving of up to 1.7 tonnes or 3,750 lbs on a new 737 MAX 10. Expliseat says this enables an improved performance of the aircraft.
Saada said: “On a Boeing 737, TiSeat E2 reduces CO2 emissions by up to 4% and offers tremendous economic advantages to operators: fuel bill reduction, cargo and, or passenger revenue increase as well as a network optimisation”.