LOT Polish Airlines has contracted J&C Aero to produce more than 3,000 highly durable leather seat covers for the carrier’s Embraer 170/175/190/195 fleet.
According to J&C Aero, the contract covers the production of full seat cover sets, covering the headrest, literature pocket, backrest, and the bottom part of a passenger seat.
The covers will be produced from fine Scottish leather sourced from Muirhead. J&C Aero says it will develop a set of modification documents that are required for installing and proper maintenance of the new covers.
The company’s engineers and cabin designers will also support LOT Polish Airlines during the initial seat cover installation process that is due to be conducted at LOT’s base at Warsaw Chopin Airport.
“This agreement is the successful culmination of a very thorough, complex tender process that lasted for most of the pandemic. The process covered negotiations on every detail of the materials, their performance, hygiene, durability, and other characteristics. And we are extremely proud of our team and very grateful to our long-time Polish partners for the opportunity to contribute to LOT’s Embraer cabin renewal,” says Vitalijus Malyška, COO of J&C Aero.
Maciej Wilk, COO of LOT Polish Airlines commented: “The comfort and aesthetics of the cabin play a pivotal role in the overall flight experience of our passengers. Under this project, we will have refurbished several thousand seats in 25 of our Embraer 170/175/190/195 aircraft. And since this is not our first cooperation with J&C Aero, we are certain that after the renewal our cabins will look perfect, just as new.”
J&C Aero and LOT have a long-standing cooperation history that includes a recently completed project to provide almost 6,000 seat covers for the carrier’s widebody Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet.