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AvioInteriors Unveils Post-COVID Seats

Italian designers have released a concept for a new seating solution designed to theoretically allow airlines to fill their middle seats amid Covid-19 concerns.

Aviointeriors has been producing aircraft cabin interiors and passenger seats for over 40 years, designing, certifying, manufacturing and delivering high-quality products to leading airlines and premium operators and the worlds aircraft manufacturers. Italian designers have released a concept for a new seating solution designed to theoretically allow airlines to fill their middle seats amid Covid-19 concerns.

Like two-faced Janus, the god of Ancient Rome, this proposal is distinguished by the reverse position of the center seat of the triple to ensure the maximum isolation between passengers seated next to each other. While passengers seated on the side seats, aisle and fuselage, continue to be positioned in the flight direction as usual, the passenger sitting in the center is facing backwards.

So “Janus” is a two-faced seat, in fact this arrangement allows all three passengers to be separated with a shield made of transparent material that isolates them from each other, creating a protective barrier for everyone. Each passenger has its own space isolated from others, even from people who walk through the aisle.

Each place of the “Janus” seat is surrounded on three sides by a high shield that prevents the breath propagation to occupants of adjacent seats.

“Janus” seat is made of easy cleaning and safe hygienisation materials. The option is available with the shield in opaque material or with different degrees of transparency.

The proposal for the second product, a kit-level solution features Glassafe retrofit kit in opaque material or with different degrees of transparency that can be installed on existing seats to make close proximity safer among passengers sharing the same seat.

“Glassafe” is made of transparent material to make the entire cabin harmonious and aesthetically light, but perfectly fulfilling the objective of creating an isolated volume around the passenger in order to avoid or minimize contacts and interactions via air between passenger and passenger, so as to reduce the probability of contamination by viruses or other.

“Glassafe” is supplied in various executions with fixing systems to the seat that allow easy installation and removal.

“Glassafe” can be supplied in opaque material or with different degrees of transparency, all easy cleaning and suitable for a safe hygienisation.

Iuliia Tore