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During the 53rd International Paris Air Show, De Havilland Canada announced Expliseat’s ultra-light seats as an optional feature for Dash 8-400 aircraft. De Havilland Canada will be Expliseat’s exclusive supplier for the seats and they will be available on the production line, or as a retrofit solution. Expliseat produces the world’s lightest aircraft seat, offering customers optimal transport efficiency and potential cost-saving benefits with its new, advanced technology.
The unique architecture of Expliseat’s TiSeat E2 and the use of advanced materials such as titanium and carbon fibre contribute to a low weight of only 6.5 kilograms per passenger. It is the lightest seat certified for installation on the Dash 8-400 aircraft.
SpiceJet Limited received the first Dash 8-400 aircraft with a TiSeat E2 installation in December of 2018. Recognizing the value of this advanced product, De Havilland Canada has chosen to make this seat an optional feature for all customers.
“Expliseat’s TiSeatE2 has been a wonderful addition to our Dash 8-400 aircraft and has been jointly developed by SpiceJet, De Havilland and Expliseat,” said Ajay Singh, chairman and managing director, SpiceJet. “We look forward to experiencing all of the benefits of the ultra-light seat and are delighted with the response we have received from our customers.”
“Expliseat’s ultra-light seats offer between 300 and 1000 pound weight savings depending on the configuration and up to one per cent in fuel savings,” said Todd Young, chief operating officer, De Havilland Canada. “The cost-saving and comfortable option is a great feature for our customers and we are thrilled to make this seat option available on our Dash 8-400 aircraft.”
“We are delighted to have met De Havilland Canada’s requirements and look forward to our ultra-light seats being installed on the production line, and also through retrofits,” said Benjamin Saada, chief executive officer, Expliseat. “We encourage Dash 8-400 aircraft customers to take advantage of the potential for additional payload revenue at same take-off weight by selecting the TiSeat E2 offered through our exclusive supplier, De Havilland Canada.”