[ Lantal Textiles ] Langenthal, Switzerland
Aircraft soft interiors provider Lantal has introduced a fully pneumatic seat cushion that will be gradually installed in all business class seats of the SWISS long-haul fleet beginning in spring 2009. The cushion replaces traditional foam with air-filled chambers, allowing passengers to adjust the pneumatic pressure of the seat to suit their personal preferences, from firm when seated upright and medium when relaxing to soft in the fully flat position. Additional massage functions and temperature controls can be integrated in the seat for passenger comfort during long flights. The cushion’s minimal weight, use of non-flammable materials, and enhanced hygiene characteristics provide additional benefits to the airline.