Pitch is currently at the Aviation Festival being held at the Business Design Centre in London Today (September 6th) and Tomorrow (September 7th). Our seats are being displayed at the Amari Air Lounge, Unit 303. Showcasing the lastest Boltaron thermoformed plastic components as part of our 'Project Surface'
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Testing for a longer life
The PF3000 has undergone extensive cyclic and abuse testing to ensure it will last in today’s harsh cabin environment. It’s design is based on over 4 years in service data and the seat has proved to be very tough. The foam and dress cover system exceeded our expectations in the simulated 5 year cyclic tests, showing only marginal degradation and offering a long life in service.
PITCH had a great show this year with positive feedback from Airlines on our “Project Surface” initiative and the premium dress covers on the PF3000 seat. The seat showed its “chameleon like” characteristics with visitors surprised to see how different it looks with new dress covers and surface finishes. Our team worked hard to keep up with the volume of visitors and firm enquiries for deliveries this year. We would like to thank our customers for spending time with us at the show and our suppliers for their support.
You may have seen us in the press over the past few weeks. If you missed some of the articles and would like to see more please click the links below:
Aircraft Interiors International: Project Surface
Aircraft Cabin Management: Meeting the comfort challenge
Aircraft Cabin Management: Tougher than old leather
PAX International: January/February Issue
See our new dress cover designs and the results of “Project Surface” on the PF3000 seat at the show this year. We are on the upper floor (Hall B3 Upper, Stand 3UA51) in the same hall as “Cabin Space Live” and the “Crystal Cabin Awards”. The map below should help you find us.
- From the East Entrance on the ground floor come up the escalators when you see the Panasonic stand on your right hand side.
- From the North Entrance on the ground floor come up the escalators when you see Global Eagle on your left hand side
This year PITCH will be showing the results of “Project Surface” at Aircraft Interiors in Hamburg. Visitors will be able to see a combination of exciting surface finishes not usually associated with this class of seat. There will be a range of new dress cover designs from the baseline “Easy-Clean” cover to the Premium “Lux-Technic”. We want to open a conversation with airlines about inspiring their customers and challenge the perception of fixed recline economy seating.
We are on the upper floor Hall B3 (Stand 3UA51). Come over, take a seat and meet the team.
Virtual Reality: Demonstrating Space
Airline customers will be experiencing seat space on line in the future. We will be presenting an A320 virtual reality cabin on our stand where visitors will be able to move in the virtual world and see the additional space provided by the PF3000. Come over and experience it for yourself.
What value do airlines place on perceived quality and branding in Y class seating? In this highly competitive market sector, cost, weight, durability and availability are the main drivers behind airlines’ purchase decisions. Is there really a need to push for higher perceived quality or have we reached an acceptable plateau with no real need for improvement?
Project Surface is an initiative by aircraft seating company, Pitch, aimed at exploring enhanced surface finishes and branding on the PF3000 economy seat. “We are always looking at ways to make a difference and test the marketplace with new ideas,” says Pitch director, Gary Doy.
“When we look at business and first-class offerings we see significant improvements in craftsmanship and attention to detail setting new standards and driving up customer expectations. We want to open a conversation with airlines about economy class and listen to their feedback”.
Read the full article on the Aircraft Interiors International website: https://www.aircraftinteriorsinternational.com/features/special-report-project-surface.html
What value do airlines place on perceived quality and branding in Y class seating? Project Surface is a PITCH initiative aimed at exploring the application of enhanced surface finishes and branding on the PF3000 economy seat. PITCH has worked closely with its supply base to develop a design scheme with certified plastic finishes that are usually associated with business class products. We will be showing the results at the Hamburg AIX 10-12 April 2018 on the PITCH stand which is located on the upper floor Hall B3 (Stand 3UA51).
The production line and lean manufacturing philosophy for the PITCH PF3000 seat is aimed at maximising our ability to achieve a high volume of throughput with a skilled and dedicated workforce. We are all very proud of our product and build the seats with the passion and care they deserve.
Pictures: PITCH Production Facility in Redditch, England