Air Dolomiti, the Italian Airline of Lufthansa Group, has selected Geven’s Essenza seat model for Dolomiti’s retrofit program on 15 Embraer aircraft.
The economy class seat will feature exclusive and dedicated trim and finish in accordance with the design scheme of Air Dolomiti.
Each seat features blue and turquoise eco leather dress covers, high literature pocket, a recline up to 3 inches and ergonomic seat cushion.
The Essenza RJ will be delivered in 15 ship-sets on Embraer 195 aircrafts, with installation starting December 2021 until March 2022. The first aircraft retrofitted is expected to return to service in January 2022.
“The new Essenza RJ, in addition to being more comfortable, are the result of innovative projects, have a design which will allow us to increase the number of seats of our aircraft while keeping unchanged passenger comfort and will give our cabin a more pleasant and relaxing atmosphere thanks to the colours, materials and above all the high quality which is an essential feature for Air Dolomiti. In addition, the lower weight of Essenza RJ will allow to reduce fuel consumption with a benefit on costs and environmental impact. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the teams who have carried out this project with determination and excellent integration with Geven’s team despite the difficult times,” said Marzio Caneva, Vice President Technical Operations of Air Dolomiti.
The primary structure design maximises shin and knee clearance and optimises weight (10.4 kg for a fully dressed seat) and generous arm-to-arm width greater than 18.0 inches. It also incorporates two remarkable innovations in its main structure on the backrest and the bottom cushion.
The backrest is made of a single piece carbon fibre with both structural and aesthetical functions. Thanks to this special design, no additional fairing or plastic shrouds are necessary and only the foam and the cover are added, resulting in a lower number of parts to be managed and reduced weight to be carried. The same philosophy has inspired the bottom cushion that is installed directly on the seat beams via velcro and performs both structural and comfort functions allowing easy inspection and maintenance activities.