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”.
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.''
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
Pitch Aircraft Seating will launch its new economy seat, the PF3000 at this year’s Aircraft Interiors Exhibition in Hamburg. The seat builds on the attributes of their original fixed back seat, the PF2000, with further increased passenger space and additional functionality. The seat back is highly sculptured with a patented low profile bungee storage system and optimised meal table providing excellent leg room even at the tightest pitch. Gary Doy, Pitch Director, believes the new seat offers single aisle operators a unique balance between weight, functionality and style. He says “our goal has been to provide airlines with a well-designed highly efficient seat that not only makes commercial sense but also offers operational benefits and looks good at the same time. We have received really positive feedback from airline customers who have seen the seat and look forwards to the reaction from other customers at the show”
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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PAX International Magazine Mar/Apr17
Runway Girl Network's John Walton speaks with our business development director Ross Dickey to talk anbout how Pitch are evolving slimlines, the upcoming launch of the PF3000 at Aircraft Interiors Expo and a 27″ option
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Aircraft Intereriors International magazine have been speaking with Pitch about our up coming new seat, the PF3000, and our new manufacturing facility.
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Pitch Press Release February 2017
Pitch Aircraft Seating Systems set up manufacturing facility in the U.K. and develop it's new seat, the PF3000
Pitch Aircraft Seating has set up a new manufacturing facility in the Midlands to support production of their new PF3000 economy seat. In 2016 Pitch commissioned a bespoke facility with an optimised production layout to cater for high volume aircraft seat production. The production team focused on lean manufacturing techniques and build solutions to reduce the manufacturing time and the handling of components. The facility will be fully operational in the second quarter of 2017.
After careful assessment of the supply base Pitch contracted a select group of specialists who shared it's vision to deliver well designed high quality product. The majority of the suppliers are UK based with complimentary capabilities and a proven track record in the production of aircraft seat components. Pitch worked closely with its's supply partners to understand their capabilities and manufacturing processes. Gary Doy, Director, 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"
Pitch are currently recruiting full time employees to support the production and the new product range.
Pitch has developed a new seat, the PF3000, with it's in house team and industry specialists. The seat builds on the attributes of the PF2000 further increasing the passenger space and adding functionality. The seat back is highly sculptured with a low profile bungee storage system and optimised table shape providing excellent leg room even at the tightest pitch.
The PF3000 is a fixed recline seat with an innovative upper literature pocket. The design of the pocket allows airline to present full size literature in a clean and tidy way ensuring the cabin looks good on every flight. The literature is presented to the passenger in a unique way allowing airlines greater flexibility to brand the cabin through its own material and provide greater visual change in operation.
A USB power option is available and is located behind the tray table to encourage use by passengers only in flight. The USB is well positioned so passengers can connect their mobile devices with ease. There is a provision to place electronic tablets at a good viewing angle behind the table and store in front of the literature when not in use. This, along with the ability to cater for medium size laptops make the seat an ideal companion for the short haul business traveller.
The seat is scheduled for production and full certification in Q2 this year and has successfully passed a number of indicative tests including a very comfortable pass in 16G HIC, which is arguably one of the most challenging dynamic tests for an aircraft seat. Pitch has invested in a high degree of computer simulation to ensure the seat is optimised for both the Boeing 737NG and the Airbus A320 family.
The seat will be officially unveiled at the Aircraft Interiors Show in Hamburg on the 4th of April 2017.
Pitch Aircraft Seating Systems is a UK based seat manufacturer with a focus on innovative high quality products. Set up in 2010 by Gary Doy and Howard Guy, Pitch developed it's first seat, the PF2000 under a joint development agreement with Intier Automotive, a global automotive supplier who manufactured the seat in their Redditch facility. The company launched the PF2000 with Monarch Airlines in 2014, receiving very positive customer feedback for both its space efficiency and impact on the cabin.
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Pitch is a design led manufacturing company with a strong belief that innovative solutions and considered products make good business sense. Our design partner, Design Q, is an industrial design and prototyping specialist with over 18 years’ experience in the Aircraft Industry. It's award winning team have a proven track record in the world of commercial and business aviation.
The Pitch 27” seat concept is shortlisted for the Crystal Cabin Awards 2017.
The Pitch PF27 is a variant of the upcoming PF3000, fixed back economy seat. The seat is designed to provide the highest degree of comfort and leg room at 27 inch pitch. Airlines and airframe manufacturers are investigating opportunities to increase the PAX count on their platforms and optimise their business model. The PF27 is a reaction to this and builds on the already space efficient PF2000 seat currently flying with Monarch Airlines. A combination of smart design features and efficient construction using proven technology provides a light weight seat at a commercially competitive cost. Maintenance and cleaning requirements are kept to a minimum by incorporating robust componentry and a unique construction of soft trimmed parts.
Pitch successfully Launch the PF2000 Economy Seat with Monarch Airlines
Pitch Aircraft Seating Systems have successfully launched their new PF2000 fixed back economy seat with Monarch Airlines in the UK. The seat has been specifically designed to maximize passengers’ living space whilst also providing airlines with a high density light weight seating solution. By using modern design principles and intelligent packaging, the PF2000 seat significantly improves the leg room and living space over traditional economy seats. The seat shape has been ergonomically developed to provide comfort and support during a typical short haul flight, while the backrest has been optimised at the minimum seat pitch to deliver a fixed recline that is greater than a standard economy seat in Taxi, Take-off and Landing position.
Pitch worked closely with Monarch and customer focus groups to develop some passenger-led unique features. The seat back has a modular system above the tray table allowing Pitch to provide alternative storage solutions to suit differing airline requirements. Monarch chose to incorporate a unique tablet holder in this area allowing passengers to create their own personal in-flight entertainment system, an aviation first.
Low cost of ownership is a core design principle of the PF2000 seat. Patented technology and a light weight dress cover system is used to reduce dirt traps, while an ‘easy clean’ bungee system replaces the traditional seat pocket, maximizing storage of passengers’ ‘go-to’ belongings, with minimal cleaning implications. The seat was designed for Pitch by Design Q, a leading aircraft interior design consultancy.
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Tuesday, 10 April 2012
Stewart Cordner (Sales & Marketing - Pitch Aircraft Seating Systems) talks to us about their new PF2000 economy class seat which made its debut at the recent Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg.
Sunday, 01 April 2012
Aircraft cabin management has been given an exclusive look at the new PF2000 economy seat from Pitch Aircraft Seating Systems, which is making its debut at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg and features extensive use of automotive design and production techniques.
Pitch Aircraft Seating Systems is a UK-based company that has developed a lightweight economy seat aimed at the single-aisle retrofit market, particularly smaller operators flying shorthaul to medium-haul operations. Product support from the larger manufacturers can be a problem, especially...