Singapore. 10 August 2019. The Aerospace division of ST Engineering has achieved a new milestone when European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has awarded a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) to its aircraft interior business which includes a cabin interior customisation and upgrade programme and its in-house designed economy class seat, SPACElite I is the most highlighted feature of this refurbishment programme, an Cambodian airline’s A320 aircraft was used as a test-bed for this purpose. This the first when the company has backfitted a cabin using seats of its exclusive design.
“We are proud to have come this far in the development of our own seat solutions. By offering both cabin interior modification and seat products, we want to create an integrated and value-adding solution to operators seeking to refresh their aircraft cabins with a service provider that has the expertise to see the project through, from design and manufacturing to installation and certification,” commented Lim Serh Ghee, President of Aerospace sector at ST Engineering.
11 kg SPACElite I has many features – like a smart articulating seat pan that allows for large shin clearance and lumbar cushion using suspension fabric for back support – to provide maximum space and comfort for passengers. The design, won the G Mark stamp of approval by Japan’s prestigious Good Design Award in 2018 and is certified to EASA Technical Standard Order including the latest Head Injury criterion.
“With the first successful installation for our launch customer and approval by EASA, we are confident that more airlines and lessors will be showing interest in our seats, which have variants for both short haul and medium haul to meet the diverse needs of their flight operations,” Ghee added.
Besides aeroplane seats, ST Engineering also develops aircraft monuments, bullet-proof cockpit doors, overhead compartments, crew rest compartments and a diverse range of customised aeronautical products. Elbe Flugzeugwerk, a subsidiary of ST Engineering, has been designated as OEM by Airbus for development and building of fibre-reinforced composite parts for structures and interiors of the entire Airbus commercial aircraft family.