October 23, 2013 - 2:50pm
VIP Jet Series Double Seat

Ferentino, Italy-based Iacobucci HF is displaying its cabin interior components here this week. The company (Booth No. N4916) has brought its line of customizable cabin seats, including its newest entrée: the VIP Jet Series Double Seat, which is expected to receive EASA and FAA certification by the end of the month.

October 7, 2013 - 12:25am

New Zealand-based Altitude Completion Centre has taken delivery of 16 executive seats from Italian interior components supplier Iacobucci for installation in a new Boeing Business Jet.

The kit includes seats for crew rest, guest lounge, a VIP lounge and a VIP stateroom. Dimensions between armrests range from 21 inches to 23 inches, depending on the location aboard the aircraft.

May 5, 2013 - 3:25am

Iacobucci HF’s seat division has won EASA and FAA STC approvals for its new 16-g executive seat, allowing for installation of the forward- and aft-facing variants in the Boeing Business Jet.

The oil burner tests on the premium leather and foam combination for the first ship-set have been completed and the first set is already in service.

The seat offers 23 inches between armrests, incorporates mechanical tracking and 360-degree swivel, and converts to a full-flat sleeping position (6 feet, 5 inches long).

January 5, 2013 - 4:00am

With the growth of the large-cabin market and emphasis on longer, nonstop flights, the private jet market has seen the recent introduction of new passenger seats with a focus on comfort as well as practicality.

Aero Seating Technologies (AST) was at the NBAA Convention in October with three seats from its next-generation line, among them a fully electric seat with wireless iPad controls for seat positioning. Also appealing to comfort was an audio-response massage system and passive cooling technology combined with heating elements.

October 30, 2012 - 9:20am
EADS Sogerma’s cockpit seat

EADS Sogerma (Booth No. 5431) is exhibiting at the NBAA convention for the first time and is showcasing a full-size mockup of a cockpit seat that could fit into a super-midsize to large-cabin business jet.

October 12, 2011 - 11:10pm
Iacobucci cabin seat

Iacobucci HF, the Italian maker of galley appliance inserts, is continuing its venture into the aircraft seating business with the introduction at NBAA of a new business unit–Iacobucci Seat Division–to manage that endeavor.

November 30, 2010 - 10:34am

If Cessna were looking for a score on the new interior design for its Citation X ­upgrade, it might well be a 10.

A fuselage plug adds 15 inches to the cabin length, and a good five or six inches more seated legroom. The cabin will be 25 feet long, 5 feet 7 inches high and 5 feet 5 inches wide.

February 20, 2007 - 5:30am

Crashworthy crew and passenger seats for military aircraft, including ejection seats, are UK-based Martin-Baker’s bread and butter. Now the company has used its military experience to develop two different crashworthy seats for the cabins of civil helicopters. Martin-Baker America plans to build the seats at its facility in Johnstown, Pa.

February 5, 2007 - 8:14am

You may be thinking outside the cockpit, but the other end of you is still firmly stuck in the cockpit, and the flight is a lot more pleasant if that end is in a comfortable place.

November 1, 2006 - 10:19am

A proposed DOT rule to lower the threshold to require wheelchair availability in Part 121-operated aircraft from 60 to 50 seats has rung alarm bells within regional airline circles, where 50-seaters account for well over half of the entire U.S. fleet. In the proposal, the DOT attributed the need for the change to the growing prominence of 50-seat jets.