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Collins launches 'zero gravity' seat design
Combining commercial first-class seating with executive aircraft seating, Collins Aerospace's Evolution seat promises comfort, smooth operation and an adjustable surface.

Collins Aerospace Systems is to launch its next-generation Evolution seat, which combines commercial first-class seating with executive aircraft seating. The new offering builds upon the success of the first generation Evolution seat with increased living space and comfort.

“Evolution is unmatched in its ability to scale from a business class seat to a super first class seat,” says vice president of sales and marketing for seating Ian Webb. “This foundation, coupled with ease of maintenance and reliability testing, makes for one of the highest quality business jet seats on the market.”

Evolution provides greater room inside the cabin due to its unique recline design allowing for close-to-bulkhead installations. A traditional seat must be floor tracked or seat-base tracked and reclines in two motions, while Evolution reclines in one continuous motion. The seat has a compact pedestal base that allows designers to achieve the appearance of a floating seat, and it operates on a proprietary triple roller system for a smooth transition between seat positions with minimal effort. It also has an extended leg rest to accommodate a range of occupant sizes.

Additionally, with a one-touch control, the seat adjusts immediately to the proper takeoff and landing positions, as well as providin a 'zero gravity' recline position to reduce pressure points during flight. Its patented headrest, with tilt, provides head support for reading and working and fits flush into the backrest when the seat is in a full-flat position. Articulating armrests on the seat can also be lowered to produce a wider sleeping surface.

Collins Aerospace is committed to investing in features that make its customer's journeys safer, more reliable and as comfortable as possible. The investment in Evolution is one example of the company's ability to develop certifiable and customised products for any platform.

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