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PITCH “PROJECT SURFACE”

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).

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PITCH PF3000 Production Facility

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

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PITCH AIRCRAFT SEATING RECYCLE PLASTIC SEATs

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PITCH has designed its fixed recline seat, the PF3000, to not only be very light and reduce fuel burn but also be easily recycled in the future. The plastic vacuum formed mouldings can be separated from the metal structure allowing both materials to be recycled at the end of the products life. It also allows easy replacement of the plastic in service if damaged.

PITCH: Making a difference today and in the future.

Picture: Director, Gary Doy, making light work of the seat back.

 

 

 

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PITCH Launch New Dress Covers @ AIME Dubai 2018

PITCH LAUNCH NEW DRESS COVERS @ AIME DUBAI 23-24 JANUARY 2018

PITCH will be launching two new PF3000 dress covers at the AIME Dubai show on the SABETIWAIN AEROSPACE stand (1115). The first dress cover is from our lightweight baseline range and is presented in Lantal fabric with a printed leather Antimacassar from Andrew Muirhead. The second dress cover is from our comfort range and is presented in E-Leather with a contrasting stitch. PITCH will be showing the two triple seats at the show giving visitors the opportunity to experience the class leading passenger space. PITCH has worked closely with SABETIWAIN to develop dress covers that provide a well-tailored look whilst optimising both comfort and weight. PITCH director, Gary Doy, will be attending the show and available to answer questions. If you would like to pre-arrange a meeting please e-mail: gary.doy@pitchaircraftseating.co.uk or call +44 (0) 7971 888 282 during the show.

AIME (Aircraft Interiors Middle East) will be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE on the 23-24 January 2018.  For more information on AIME 2018 please click link: http://www.aime.aero

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Meet the Pitch team at Airline events


Meet the Pitch team


If you are attending any of the events below and would like to meet directors, Gary Doy and Ross Dickey, please contact gary.doy@pitchaircraftseating.co.uk

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Innovative Aircraft Seating 2017 4-7 December - Hamburg

Gary will be speaking on Lightweight Seat Design on Tuesday 5 December.

https://aircraft-seating.iqpc.de


AIME Dubai 2018 23-24 January - Dubai

Gary and Ross will be attending the show and presenting the new PF3000 fixed recline seat.

www.aime.aero/welcome-aime-2018


Aircraft Interiors Expo 2018 10-12 April – Hamburg

The Pitch team will be presenting the latest product on stand 3UA51.

www.aircraftinteriorsexpo.com


Contact us for any questions:             sales@pitchaircraftseating.co.uk

Learn more about Pitch:                      www.pitchaircraftseating.co.uk

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PF3000 Production Underway

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PITCH PF3000 production underway at the new PITCH UK facility with first deliveries for A319, A320, B737-300 and B737-500 aircraft.

Production of the PF3000 fixed back seat has started at the new PITCH assembly facility in the Midlands. PITCH has developed an efficient and flexible assembly process by adopting lean manufacturing techniques. Manufacturing lead times can be minimised as high value components and sub-assemblies are bought in from a proven UK-based supply chain.

PITCH currently works on a 12-week lead time for delivery of the standard fixed back product, however for customers who require shorter lead times, PITCH hold sufficient stock to deliver an initial ship set or two. The assembly facility is highly scalable and has the capacity to deliver over 1000 PAX places a week.

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PITCH support launch of the National Transport Design Centre (NTDC)

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Image courtesy of Car Design News

Pitch were delighted to support the launch of the National Transport Design Centre in Coventry with a demonstration of our new PF3000 fixed back economy seat. It was a great evening with some refreshing speakers who share a passion for good design. Pitch Director, Gary Doy, commented “It’s a privilege to be involved with the NTDC and I am sure the new facility will play a valuable role bringing industry and students closer together. We are committed to support innovation and creativity in the Midlands and forging strong links with our local universities. We need to push the boundaries and develop new ideas for our future transportation needs by cultivating the talent we have in our universities. I am very excited by the opportunity to bring the next generation of great minds into the Aviation Industry”.

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PF3000 receives great reviews at Aircraft Interiors Expo 2017

Aircraft Interiors Expo 2017

Aircraft Interiors Expo 2017

The Launch of the PF3000 at Aircraft Interiors Expo went extremely well with the seats receiving high praise from airlines for their space efficiency, smart engineering and design. Of all the highlights, we have a few favourites below that show our efforts have been received well.


Even at 28'', the PF3000 is still more comfortable than its rivals.

''Verdict: More comfy than BA B/E Pinnacle at (30'').''


Impressed with our engineering and design...

''Sometimes, all the engineering in the world can't beat a moment of design inspiration.''

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The time and effort in testing new materials to achieve comfort and lightness is summed up in this review...

Runway Girl Network throwing around our ''Insanely Light'' PF3000 cushion

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Pitch expand UK operations with support from Finance Birmingham

Diane Watt from Finance Birmingham visiting the Pitch Manufacturing Facility

Diane Watt from Finance Birmingham visiting the Pitch Manufacturing Facility

Pitch Aircraft Seating Systems has set up a manufacturing facility in the UK to support the production of their new PF3000 economy seat. In 2016 Pitch commissioned a bespoke facility in the Midlands and started hiring a specialist team to cater for high volume aircraft seat production. This growth was made possible by significant investment from the shareholders and support from Finance Birmingham as part of the AMSCI funding programme, which is supported by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

Gary Doy, Pitch Director, says “The demand for aircraft economy seats is extremely buoyant and this investment has given Pitch the opportunity to deliver innovative products to a global market. We have some world class design, engineering and manufacturing talent in the UK and I believe we can really excel in the Aerospace Industry.”  

Diane Watt from Finance Birmingham says “It is great to see a local UK manufacturer develop its global business and create further job opportunities in the Midlands. We can see there is a great opportunity for growth in the Aerospace Sector and feel proud that we have been able to make a difference”.

Pitch contracted a select group of specialists who shared its vision to deliver well designed high quality product, the majority of whom are UK based with a proven track record in the design and production of aircraft seat components. Pitch worked closely with its supply partners to understand their capabilities and manufacturing processes. Gary Doy says "design at all levels plays a key role in the overall quality and success of the product. You have to invest time and work closely with your supply partners to enjoy the benefits of efficient manufacture". The Pitch production team are focused on lean manufacturing techniques and build solutions to reduce the assembly time and the handling of components. The facility will be fully operational in the second quarter of 2017.

 

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