Iacobucci Flexing Cabin Muscle

 - May 3, 2013, 2:30 AM

Building on 40 years of experience, Italian supplier Iacobucci expanded its presence this year at the Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) by announcing deliveries of its first executive seats and unveiling a new food and beverage trolley.

According to Pascal Jallier, head of sales and programs for Iacobucci HF Electronics, the seat has received EASA and FAA approval and the initial ship-set is in service on a Boeing Business Jet.

The seat features high-quality stitching and upholstery design “by artisans who give the Italian luxury brands their reputation.” It has up to 23 inches of space between armrests, mechanical tracking and 360-degree swivel capability. Thanks to a nine-inch extendable leg rest and foldable manual footrest, it expands to a 6-foot, 5-inch long, full-flat sleeping surface.

The seat, along with two other models, was on display at AIX in Hamburg, Germany, where the company’s new galley insert design line was unveiled. In addition to the expected array of the latest in espresso and coffee makers, there were water boilers, trash compactors and induction ovens.

And on display for the first time in public was the company’s new food and beverage service trolley, weighing just 32.7 pounds and “ideal” for use on larger business and private jets with cabins incorporating a large section of airline style seating.

According to Jallier, the company is taking orders for the new “Superlight Cart,” with initial deliveries scheduled for the second half.

CEO Lucio Iacobucci emphasized the company’s innovative approach and consistence of the galley interface, “thanks to new iconography, modern graphic and unique color combination, with a distinctive ‘Iacobucci HF titanium’ tone for the galley panels.”