Adient to help improve Boeing’s commercial seating

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Published:  29 March, 2017

The U.S based automotive seating and interiors supplier has announced it is collaborating with aeroplane maker Boeing to explore innovative comfort, efficiency and functional improvements to commercial aircraft seating and interiors.

The collaboration brings together the two global leaders in their respective industries; Boeing, the world's leading airplane manufacturer, with its insight into the commercial aviation industry and its technical specifications, as well as an understanding of FAA certification requirements, and Adient, the largest global supplier of seating and interior systems for the automotive industry, with its expertise in design, comfort, craftsmanship, operational excellence, and supply chain management.

"Through discussions with Boeing, we believe there's an opportunity for Adient to raise the bar on the aviation passenger experience, building on our leadership in the automobile seat market”, said Bruce McDonald, Chairman and CEO, Adient.

According to Counterpoint Market Research, the aircraft Interiors market is estimated to reach US$21.7 billion by 2025, a compounded annual growth rate of 4.3% from 2016 to 2025.

"Boeing is building commercial airplanes at record rates to deliver on an order backlog of more than US$400 billion," said Kent Fisher, Vice-President and General Manager, Supplier Management, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "We continually explore opportunities to offer more value to our customers and believe they would benefit from a wider range of options and more reliable, on-time performance in the airplane interiors and seating category”, he added.

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