Teague and NORDAM will be showcasing Elevate, the world’s first single-aisle aircraft cabin that uses “floating” furniture, at the Aircraft Interiors Expo 2022 on Stand 7C10.
Elevate, which uses NORDAM’s patented Nbrace composite seat attachment, reimagines the narrowbody experience – offering passengers more space, privacy and comfort in a home-like cabin without compromising seat numbers.
As more single-aisle aircraft enter service on longer routes, the onboard passenger experience is in direct competition with twin-aisle aircraft that fly the same routes. Passengers may feel the premium experience in a narrowbody cabin does not meet or exceed the standard of a widebody – owing to the reduced cabin footprint, seat pitch and constrained cabin architecture.
Teague says that, to date, innovation in the cabin interior has been limited due to furniture attachment points being in the seat tracks only. Elevate is the first cabin in history to implement sidewall attachment points that enable the creation of a lighter and more efficient suite environment.
The suite environment wraps around the whole living space for front row and business class passengers, creating a more exclusive and private zone that moves away from the typical tubular environment into a more luxurious residential atmosphere, while customised entrance lighting and overhead bins deliver a wow factor for all passengers entering the cabin.
Anthony Harcup, Senior Director of Airline Experience at Teague, says: “At a time when passenger wellbeing and sustainability are industry priorities, Elevate heralds-in a new generation of beautiful, simplified cabin products that will enable airlines to deliver exceptional experiences for their passengers with the economic efficiency that these smaller aircraft were designed to deliver.”
NORDAM CEO Meredith Siegfried Madden says: “This is a next-generation innovation that enables more creative freedom for the aircraft interior design community. By revolutionising how seats and other monuments attach to an aircraft, Nbrace recruits previously wasted space, transforming it into new aesthetic possibilities and dramatically improved passenger comfort, space and privacy.”