Lufthansa Technik’s new seating concept, chair, has passed all 16g and 9g certification tests for forward- and aft-facing installations. This certification allows owners, operators and designers to choose from thousands of possible chair configurations to match the need of a particular cabin environment. Lufthansa Technik says the European Technical Standard Order (ETSO)/Technical Standard Order (TSO) certificate is in process and will be issued over the next few months.
The chair is based on a pedestal design, upon which is mounted a baseline core structure. This certified pedestal and structure is intentionally left incomplete, allowing designers to create a chair to meet the needs of a particular cabin. The height, width and depth of the seat, as well as the overall look and feel (including upholstery and padding) can be configured.
Lufthansa Technik experts can validate changes to the chair without intensive re-testing. The company says testing was designed and passed to maximum dynamic load cases, enabling changes to be classified as minor deviations under the umbrella of an existing ETSO/TSO.
November 20, 2015