ST Aerospace Highlights Cabin Seating and Wireless In-Flight Entertainment Solutions At Aircraft Interiors Expo 2014


Singapore | April 4, 2014– ST Aerospace will showcase its suite of integrated cabin solutions at the Aircraft Interior Expo 2014 from 8 to 10 April, in Hamburg Messe, Germany (Hall 7, Booth 29). Highlights include two new products which were both designed and developed by its team of engineers: ERGO – an expanded range of lightweight economy class seats and airSurf – a wireless in-flight entertainment solution.

Integrated cabin interior solutions

A full-scale turnkey provider of total aviation support, ST Aerospace leverages its global airframe maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) network as well as its strong in-house engineering design capability, to offer a comprehensive range of services for the cabin interior sector. Working closely with its US affiliates DRB Aviation Consultants, Volant Aerospace and European associate Elbe Flugzeugwerke, ST Aerospace has been able to enhance its portfolio of integrated cabin reconfiguration solutions to include engineering design and certification as well as the manufacturing of aircraft interior parts.

In March 2014, ST Aerospace redelivered the first two Boeing 767-300 aircraft to Air Canada rouge after the completion of its first full turnkey integrated cabin reconfiguration programme. This includes engineering design, modification kit manufacturing, aircraft modification, certification as well as overall programme management. The redelivery of the first two prototype aircraft also saw the issuance of Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Transport Canada Civil Aviation. In addition, ST Aerospace also redelivered the first of two 767-300 aircraft for Air Do after a cabin interior upgrade along with the STCs from the US FAA and Japan Civil Aviation Bureau.

ERGO – lightweight, comfortable, modern and sleek aircraft seats

Designed with comfort in mind, Ergo features a comprehensive range of economy class seats with patented designs. This comprises Ergo Basic (for short haul flights), Ergo Standard (for medium to long range flights) and Ergo Plus (for long haul flights). These are among the lightest seats in its class, which have passed the 16G test and will undergo Technical Standard Order C127a certification by the end of 2014.

Ergo’s unique features include:
* High literature compartment and slim amenity pocket to maximise personal space
* Articulating seat pan for passenger comfort
* Ergomically designed cushion and headrest for neck and head support

Jointly developed with Japanese aircraft seat manufacturing company Tenryu Aero Component Co. Ltd, the name ‘Ergo’ is inspired by the term ‘ergonomics’ – the applied science of equipment specially designed for the user, with the intention of optimising comfort and reducing fatigue.

airSurf – entertain, inform, enable, connect

ST Aerospace’s other new product – airSurf – is a state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment (IFE) system which is a fully integrated and highly adaptable platform that can be tailor-made for all aircraft types. Potential customers will include airlines which are currently not equipped with wireless IFE, or operators already equipped with embedded systems in search of a weight-reduction solution or a cost-efficient upgrade.

Through an avionics server onboard the aircraft, airSurf enables content to be distributed across the cabin via different access points, allowing passengers to surf wirelessly with their personal electronic devices onboard the aircraft. The varied selection available ranges from music, e-publications, games, destination guides, in-flight menus to online meal-ordering and shopping portals.

As a world class provider for integrated aviation solutions, ST Aerospace’s winning edge lies in it being a one-stop service centre capable of providing MRO as well as full turnkey cabin interior solutions, comprising the integration of cabin products, seating and wireless IFE solutions as well as the replacement of monuments.

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