Innovation is alive and well in the economy class seat manufacturing sector. Take Italian seat maker Geven, for instance. The firm this year started offering a 'convertible' slim seat.
Here's how it works. A row of three economy class seats can be transformed into a business class (or premium economy class) solution by retracting the middle seat's foldable armrests and converting its backrest into a centre table. Check out the specs below.
Slovenia's Adria Airways is among the carriers to select this convertible seat for its Airbus A320 aircraft, but "many customers are asking about this," Geven technical director Fabio Liccardo tells RWG.
Expect to see the seat on display at the forthcoming Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg.