CF-CPI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (13 years 10 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1283 times:
In the 717 thread, the finite lifetime of a seatcover was mentioned. Does anyone, preferably from maintenance, know the average lifetime of a cover? (I suppose it varies depending on cloth or leather, and I heard a figure like two years back in cloth days, but who knows). Naturally I'm not including premature seat cover change due to barf.
Captain.MD-11 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 9 months 4 weeks ago) and read 1111 times:
I read an article concerning leather seats, which said that their life-span was longer (they can be wiped clean in certain cases) they are more durable (more cost effective in the long term) and provide less of a hazard in the case of a fire.
This was taken from an airline magazine poece, covering a company who manufactures leather seats for aviation purposes. I doubt this helps but I just thought i'd share it with you Perhaps that is why we are seeing airlines (in certain cases ) moving toward leather seating in all classes?