An undisclosed Cambodian airline has become the launch customer for the installation of ST Engineering’s Aerospace in-house designed economy class seat, SPACElite I.

Following Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for a cabin interior modification and refurbishment programme, the A320 project is the first time that ST Engineering has retrofitted a cabin using seats of its proprietary design.

Weighing just under 11kg, SPACElite I incorporates features such as an innovative articulating seat pan that allows for large shin clearance and lumbar cushion using suspension fabric for back support – to provide maximum space and comfort for passengers.

Lim Serh Ghee, president of ST Engineering’s Aerospace sector said: “We are proud to have come this far in the development of our own seat solutions. By offering both cabin interior modification and seat products, we want to create an integrated and value-adding solution to operators seeking to refresh their aircraft cabins with a service provider that has the expertise to see the project through, from design and manufacturing to installation and certification.

“With the first successful installation for our launch customer and approval by EASA, we are confident that more airlines and lessors will be showing interest in our seats, which have variants for both short haul and medium haul to meet the diverse needs of their flight operations.”

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