Zodiac & Hexcel Reveal 4kg Composite Aircraft Seat

16th April 2014

Aircraft seating specialist,  Zodiac Aerospace, has teamed with Hexcel, a world leader in aerospace carbon fiber composite materials, to develop L3 – Living Space, Lightweight, Leadtime seat weighing just 4 kg (8.8 lbs). The first seats will be presented to airlines during the Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) in Hamburg. 

The L3 seat is designed for medium and short haul flights, offering a good living space to passengers and to airlines a higher density and a lighter weight, below 4 kg per passenger.

The L3 is an all-composite seat, manufactured from Hexcel’s HexPly® carbon fiber prepregs which provide lightweight, mechanical resistance and an aesthetic appearance. The armrests and tray tables are manufactured from Hexcel’s HexMC® compression molding process, providing a unique look and strong resistance.

The certification process is progressing as per our plan in our development tests process.