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Italian Seats For Hyundai’s BBJ

 - December 12, 2012, 7:20 AM

The Hyundai Motor Co. has selected Iacobucci HF to provide seating for its new Boeing BBJ, just a few months after Iacobucci launched its new VIP seat business. With the support of Avjet, Comlux America will outfit the BBJ, the second of the type in Iacobucci’s orderbook. Boeing will deliver the bizliner to Comlux in the second quarter of next year and it should be completed within the year.

Iacobucci HF created its new division as part of a five-year industrial plan, with the aim of bringing a fresh Italian style to the seating business, backed up by the latest in technological innovations.

The seating for the Hyundai BBJ will encompass a variety of styles, including single- and twin-pod seats with electromechanical actuation in the forward lounge and mechanically operated seats in the aft working section. The latter will feature 360-degree swivel, full-bed position, extended leg rest and titling headrest capabilities. In the center of the cabin Comlux is installing a private office that can convert into a bedroom.

Along with the seats, Iacobucci HF will also provide the galley inserts, for which it has become well known. These include coffee makers and an induction oven for cooking food from fresh, the only such unit available in the aviation market, claimed the company.