Innovative flight seats attract trade attention

Trevor Lea
Trevor Lea
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INTELLIGENT passenger seating developed in Whiteley secured interest from two major European airlines when it was launched at a global trade show.

FliteTrak’s ViatorAero — based on award-winning remote condition monitoring technology — was unveiled at the Hamburg Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) in Germany.

Using low power sensors, the system can monitor individual seats for temperature, movement and seatbelt closure as well as the cabin environment and such facilities as overhead lockers.

Following AIX, directors from FliteTrak — which has its innovation hub at Solent Business Park — are now involved in ‘productive discussions’ about the technology following the airline interest.

Trevor Lea, joint managing director of FliteTrak, said: ‘ViatorAero generated a considerable amount of attention at AIX.

‘This included positive interest from two major European airlines and productive discussions are now continuing.

‘We can see that ViatorAero will make intelligent seating a reality and transform the inflight experience.

‘To secure such strong industry interest so soon after our launch is immensely encouraging and we’re looking forward with confidence.’