Lufthansa Technik licenses Iacobucci to build chair VIP seat


Under a new agreement, Iacobucci HF Aerospace will build and distribute Lufthansa Technik’s chair VIP seat family for the VIP and commercial aircraft market. Having now optimized the mechanical design, Iacobucci has already begun its first chair project, for the VIP launch customer.

“For a successful establishment of chair, the supply chain needed to be optimized,” said Andrew Muirhead, vice president of the Original Equipment Innovation product division at Lufthansa Technik. “Iacobucci turned out to be the best partner for a fast and robust implementation and we are looking forward to seeing the first chair finally being handed over to a customer.”

“To our experienced seating experts, Lufthansa Technik’s chair is one of the most advanced VIP aircraft seats available to date,” said Lucio Iacobucci, president and CEO of Iacobucci HF Aerospace. “It also offers innovative solutions for first-class airline cabins. We are excited and proud having been selected to bring the much-awaited product to market. chair is a perfect extension for our comprehensive cabin product portfolio and will enable us to offer an optimal seating solution to almost any VIP cabin completion project on the market today.”

The chair seat design has European Technical Standard Order 9g and 16g certification and can therefore be installed in any narrow- or wide-body aircraft. A fully functional and airworthy chair, inspired by a Pierrejean design, was publicly displayed at EBACE 2019, held in Geneva, Switzerland, in May.

Image: Iacobucci

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