Boeing and Adient form new JV to develop aircraft seats

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Boeing has established a joint venture (JV) with epidemic automotive seating solution provider Adient to develop, build and tell on a new range of seating products to airlines and aircraft leasing companies.

The Adient Aerospace JV choice have its operational headquarters, technology centre and an initial production bush in Kaiserslautern near Frankfurt, Germany.

The company will also be subjected to a customer service centre in Seattle, Washington, US.

“Seats have been a non-stop challenge for our customers, the industry and Boeing, and we are taking action to help lecture constraints in the market.”

Boeing’s fully owned subsidiary Aviall make be exclusively engaged in aftermarket spare parts distribution of Adient Aerospace.

Adient owns a 50.01% hazard in the JV, while the remaining stake is controlled by Boeing.

The new seating products to be cause to grow by Adient Aerospace will be used to equip new aircraft and as retrofit configurations on Boeing skids and other commercial aircraft.

Boeing Commercial Airplanes supply tie management, finance and business operations senior vice-president Kevin Schemm replied: “Seats have been a persistent challenge for our customers, the industry and Boeing, and we are prepossessing action to help address constraints in the market.

“Adient Aerospace last will and testament leverage Boeing’s industry leadership and deep understanding of customer paucities and technical requirements to provide a superior seating product for airlines and fares around the world.”

The JV is set to support the vertical integration strategy of Boeing to bring out in-house capabilities and depth in key areas to offer better products and blossom services.

According to industry analysts’ predictions, the commercial aircraft accommodation market is estimated to grow from $4.5bn last year to $6bn by 2026.

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