Technology firm unveils latest in flight seating

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NEXT generation technology for ‘intelligent airline seating’ has been launched by a technology firm.

FliteTrak, which has an innovations hub at Solent Business Park in Whiteley, unveiled its innovative ViatorAero system in front of industry executives at the Hamburg Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) 2017 on April 4.

ViatorAero can monitor individual seats for temperature, movement and seatbelt closure. It also has the capacity for locking overhead bins – during take-off, landing and turbulence – for safety, as well as cabin environment monitoring.

The cutting-edge technology ­– using wireless sensors below rows of seats – can be monitored directly by cabin attendants live on a tablet computer or mobile device in real time during flight.

Trevor Lea, joint managing director of FliteTrak, said: ‘The future of air travel must be based on enhancing the passenger experience through sensible application of technology.

‘Our ViatorAero passenger comfort system has the power to make intelligent seating a reality for enhanced safety, comfort and inflight enjoyment of passengers.’