MSB Design this week launched its Zero Gravity two-place side ledge table lift system that, when deployed with its four-place hi-lo conference table, can create a six-place setting for onboard dining and meetings. Named for its ease of operation, the surface can be used as a two-place table or ottoman, according to the Montreal-based business aviation engineering firm. When installed with MSB’s hi-low system, tables can be used independently or combined with a single control button into a table for six.
Three years in development, the Zero Gravity system weighs less, is quieter, and has less shock impact during deployment and stowage than the four-place system and reflects “the need for a more flexible table solution in larger-cabin aircraft,” said MSB Group v-p Mario Sevigny. “While the design and engineering that went into developing this new table is highly complex, it is exceptionally simple to use.”
The table surface can be finished with either a traditional wood veneer or carbon-fiber material to complement the black anodized aluminum mechanisms. MSB expects that the Zero Gravity table, which is currently in the qualification process, will be available through OEMs Bombardier, Embraer, and Gulfstream by year-end. In the aftermarket, it can be added as a stand-alone two-place table or added to an existing hi-low system. Pricing has not been announced.