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How Cabine Seats Are Installed On New Aircraft?  
User currently offlineTranStar From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 530 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1917 times:
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I have a couple of questions about cabin seats on new commercial aircraft:

1. Do Boeing and Airbus produce their own seats? Or do they offer standard seats through subcontractors? If Boeing/Airbus provides the seats, do they tend to favor certain manufacturers.

2. Do airlines purchase seats separately from new aircraft? Do they tend to choose from selected suppliers to Boeing and Airbus?

3. Where are they usually installed? - at the Boeing/Airbus factory or at the airline's headquarters? Which is the most popular?

Many thanks for anyone's assistance.

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User currently offlineILOVEA340 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2100 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1894 times:

I do know that swissair instals their own seats in Zurich...

User currently offlineVC-10 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 1999, 3701 posts, RR: 34
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1880 times:
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Boeing & Airbus just supply metal tubes, the purchaser specifies the interior fit.

User currently offlineWidebody From Ireland, joined Aug 2000, 1152 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1850 times:

Seats are BFE - Buyer Furnished Equipment, Airbus builds the plane, it's up to the airline to buy the seats....generally these companies will organise to have the seats installed at the point of manufacture...i.e. Toulouse, Hamburg, Seattle etc....it's simply handier.....

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