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ST Engineering-designed seat makes debut

ST Engineering Aerospace has completed the retrofit of an Airbus A320 with seats of its proprietary SPACElite design.

It adds that the operator of the narrowbody was a Cambodian carrier.

The completion comes as the company successfully attained a supplemental type certificate (STC) from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for the SPACElite I cabin interior modification and refurbishment programme.

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The SPACElite I has a base weight of about 10kg, and is one of the lightest seats in its class, says ST Engineering Aerospace. It adds that the seat will help airlines save on fuel and operating costs, and has features that allow for more space for passengers.

ST Engineering Aerospace president Lim Serh Ghee says the company wants to create "an integrated and value-adding solution" for operators looking to retrofit their aircraft cabins, by offering both its own products and modification services.

"With the first successful installation for our launch customer and approval by EASA, we are confident that more airlines and lessors will be showing interest in our seats, which have variants for both short haul and medium haul to meet the diverse needs of their flight operations," Lim adds.

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