Design Q, the design team behind the Pitch PF3000 seat, have rewritten history with the Ecurie Ecosse LM69. The car was officially launched on the 6th September at Hampton Court Palace, Concours of Elegance. For the story behind the car please click the link below.
PITCH Aircraft Seating secures a line fit contract with the Ukrainian Antonov company at the Aircraft Interiors Exhibition in Hamburg. Pitch will supply the light weight PF3000 seat to Antonov for line fit on their An-148/158 family of aircraft at their manufacturing facility in the Ukraine. The efficient design of the PF3000 allows Antonov to increase the seating capacity of the AN-158 aircraft to 102 PAX and save weight.
Mr Oleksandr Donets, president of the Antonov company commented, “Today we made a new step towards the modernisation of our passenger regional jets of AN-1X8 family keeping high comfort for the passengers and improving the aircraft characteristics.”
Pitch Aircraft Seating has secured a contract with SAAL, a subsidiary of International Aircraft Leasing Holdings (IALH), to retrofit the Antonov 158 for two different airlines in the South American market.
Ralf-Dieter Montag-Girmes, president of the SAAL company commented, “This partnership allows us to modernize the interior of the Antonov 148/158 cabin for our clients in Latin America. The Pitch brand has a reputation for innovation and design with its highly durable efficient fixed back seat.”
Improved space and comfort for all shapes and sizes. The PF3000 fixed back seat is pre-reclined with a curved back to suit the modern traveler’s needs. The future for airlines with high density layouts is Pitch; the home of the fixed back seat.
Pitch are exhibiting in the same hall as last year, Hall B3 Upper, Stand 3UA11 in the UK Pavilion. Please drop by to meet the team and try our PF3000 pre-reclined fixed back seats. If you want to take a break or charge your mobiles feel free to take a seat in our sponsored seating area opposite the Pitch stand.
David Rice joins Pitch as VP of Sales and Marketing
Pitch are delighted to welcome David Rice to the team as VP of Sales and Marketing. David has over 29 years of experience in the aviation interiors industry, having started his career in British Airways before continuing to pursue his passion for cabin interiors at Airbus, David went on to co-found Ujet Interiors where he led the sales team. With an extensive technical knowledge of the aircraft seating industry, and a valuable insight into the airlines’ requirements, David leads the Pitch global sales team.
Keeping passengers happy in a confined space can be a challenge for Airlines. In a drive to improve passenger space and reduce arguments on board there has been a significant move towards fixed back seats on single aisle aircraft. The PF3000 seat is fixed in a semi recline position giving passengers more personal space and the Airlines lower running costs. ISRAIR Airlines have been flying the PITCH PF3000 seat on their A320 aircraft since early 2018. To see a TV News Report showing the positive impact of our seats on ISRAIR’s passengers please see video below. The report is under 2 minutes long with most of the dialogue in Hebrew.
PF3000 Seat in 60 Seconds
Click on the link for a 60 second tour of the PF3000 seat. We have 3” more legroom over a traditional aircraft seat at the same pitch with plenty of space for literature and personal electronic devices.
Pitch Aircraft Seating featured on the recent BBC programme “Rip Off Britain” which outlined the industry trend towards high density configurations and how “traditional” aircraft seats caused discomfort for the taller passengers. The programme showed how our PF3000 seat provides a significant improvement to the passenger’s leg room at todays reduced Pitch.
Please click the link below to see the programme on the BBC iPlayer. Rip Off Britain “Holidays” Series 7 Episode 4: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0by9547/rip-off-britain-holidays-series-7-episode-4
Pitch director, Gary Doy, presents the finer details behind testing the PF3000 seat at the IQPC (Innovative Aircraft Seating) in Hamburg this month. The PF3000 seat is certified to the latest 16g (C127b) specification allowing it to be fitted to the new generation of narrow body aircraft.
Passengers can be very creative when flying economy seats and at Pitch we go out of our way to test for the unexpected. On one flight three passengers found a way to “upgrade” from economy to “lay flat” by using the tray tables of the Pitch seat as bed!
Tray tables come in for heavy use. We aim to find the best balance between weight at strength! How many aircraft seats can you stand on like this?
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.