LONDON, March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
First time exhibitor Molon Labe Designs will use Aircraft Interiors Expo - organised by Reed Exhibitions - to present its innovative and unique seating design concept at the Hamburg Messe, Germany from 9 -11 April.
The Slip-Slide seat permits the normal 19" wide aisle to open up to an impressive 43", offering a number of benefits to both the airline and passengers. The company states that it is the only seat in the industry that provides wider aisles during turnaround, minimising passenger embarkation and disembarkation times and enabling full wheelchair access the length of the cabin.
This new concept utilises the aisle column of seats as a semi-fixed structure attached to its respective row, but not directly to the floor. The aisle seat moves up and over the middle seat using a single action operation, sliding away from the plane's central concourse, generating an extra 24" of space to permit passenger access and egress. Before take-off the seat slides back into position and locks in place.
Molon Labe asserts that for an airline there are numerous advantages including two extra hours of flight time per aircraft and savings on fuel as there is less time on the ground powering essential services while passenger's access and egress.
Thales will use the exhibition to present its Eyetracking and Gesture Control system. The IFE system is controlled via a combination of the passenger's eye movements and hand motions, allowing them to navigate through the seat display menu options and select their entertainment preferences.
Inflight internet specialist Gogo will soon be offering a new product that will allow passengers to send text messages from any Gogo equipped commercial aircraft. Called Gogo Text & Voice, it uses Gogo's Wi-Fi system and will be available without picocells. Gogo expects Text & Voice leverages an in-air Wi-Fi system to allow airline passengers to send and receive texts while flying at 30,000 ft.
Row 44 will be exhibiting the industry's first full-scale platform for in-flight entertainment and connectivity. The company's Ku-band satellite technology is unique in its ability to deliver live television direct to passengers' personal mobile devices throughout an entire fleet of aircraft at a consistent quality and cost-effective rate. It offers 1.8 terabyte of video-on-demand service enabling unprecedented choice for the customer.
SOURCE Aircraft Interiors Expo