Zodiac Aerospace has patented a new aircraft seating that promises to pack more people in First class than ever

Instead of having the seats ordered in a straight line, the new arrangement places seats in a staggered way with adjacent seats in a row facing away from each other. As a result, even in the reclined position, the usable cushion area is maximized. Although the patent aims to increase the seat count in first class, it does not compromise on comfort, and in fact claims to improve it.













Patent Information
Publication number: US 9216826
Patent Title: Aircraft seating configuration
Publication type: Grant
Application number: US 14/577,343
Publication date: 22 Dec 2015
Filing date: 19 Dec 2014
Inventors: Ben Orson; Zhao Jin;
Original Assignee: Zodiac Seat Shells US LLC

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