INTERIORS: EADS Sogerma rolls-out Equinox lie-flat seat

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Identifying a need in the market for high-density business class seats EADS Sogerma has rolled out a seat that reclines to a fully-flat position but at a pitch of just 58in to 60in.

The so-called Equinox seat, which was developed in conjunction with JCE Design and the EADS Sogerma design team, offers a traditional cabin configuration of 2-2-2 or 2-3-2 in widebody aircraft.

"The development of Equinox was driven by the need to return a higher yield in the business class cabin whilst maintaining the requirement of a fully lie flat seat, no compromise," says EADS Sogerma.

Speaking to Flight Daily News, EADS Sogerna's newly-appointed president and CEO Jean-Michel Leonard said the firm is "in discussion with customers and expects to finalise sales quickly" for Equinox.

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Separately, Leonard is focused on continued growth for EADS Sogerma, saying his intent is "to double business in the next three to four years".