Adient has partnered with JohnSatterfield on its Ascend seat

Satterfield Aerospace is providing meal trays for Adient Aerospace’s new business class seat, Ascent.

The company was selected in April 2019, with engineering finalisation occurring this year.

The seat, a recent winner of International Yacht & Aviation Awards for Cabin Design, debuted in June this year on Qatar Airways’ Boeing 787-9 aircraft.

“We could not be more proud of our being selected by Adient to design, develop and build meal tables for the Ascent seat – which is truly an engineering marvel,” said John Satterfield, President and CEO of Satterfield Aerospace. “It is their desire to truly improve the passenger experience, streamline the build process and think outside of the box that has created an excitement in the industry.”

Satterfield meal tables provide the perfect complement to one of the most innovative seats to come along in some time. The meal tables protect surrounding furniture with interlocking mechanisms that are intuitive, discrete and provide many options for various carriers.

Several major airlines, including Hawaiian, have already selected the Adient Ascent seat for their twin‐aisle aircraft, which have displayed a 1‐2‐1 seating configuration, with the centre seats laying down to create a double bed. The seats also feature an optional sliding door, which turns them into a private, quiet suite.

“We began with the vision of bringing automotive DNA to the aerospace market, and our commitment to on‐time performance, quality and craftsmanship will be the standard for our customers around the world” said Bryan Dawson, acting CEO, Adient Aerospace.

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