HAMBURG—Aircraft manufacturers and suppliers showcased new seats set to increase passenger comfort and satisfaction and boost airline revenues at the Aircraft Interiors Expo here.

Lift by Encore launched an all-new economy seat for the Boeing 787.

Working on the 787, they were able to start with a blank canvas and complement the Boeing Sky Interior cabin space and aesthetic, said Beth Anderson, Boeing’s vice president of supplier management payloads and systems. “The new seat is designed with knowledge of the fuselage to maximize the width of the seat. It feels as if the seat belongs in the airplane,” she said.

The 17.7-in.-wide seat, which will be available as line-fit and retrofit, features a 6-in. recline and space for passengers’ personal electronic devices, as well as an inflight entertainment (IFE) screen housed in a back-lit “cove.”

“A lot of the current products feel as if you’re looking at the back of someone else’s seat; we created the cove to make it feel like your own space,” said Elijah Dobrusin, Lift by EnCore’s vice president of development and strategy.

The new 787 seat follows the 737 seat the company launched in 2016. It plans to deliver the product to its as-yet undisclosed launch customer by the end of this year, with certification expected by July.

The company is beginning discussions with potential airline customers for the 787 seat with a view to certification in the first half of 2018 and first deliveries in early 2019, Dobrusin said.

Boeing has also teamed up with Jamco on two business class seats, Journey-B and Venture, for the 787, set for 2018 entry into service, Anderson said.

Turboprop manufacturer ATR also launched new seats for ATR -600 series aircraft, in collaboration with seat manufacturer Geven, that should enter service in the first quarter of 2018. ATR “wanted to make the economics better and the customers happier,” said David Brigante, ATR’s senior vice president of procurement.

The seat, which comes in standard, Neo Classic and reclinable Neo Prestige versions, and offers 18 in. of space between armrests, will become standard across ATR’s aircraft. It should be available in the next few months, Brigante said. It will also be available for retrofit.

Depending on cabin layout, the new seats should allow operators to add two extra seats thanks to a saving of 170 kg (375 lb.) in weight across the aircraft.

“We used new materials and carried out ergonomic studies, as one of ATR’s requirements was to increase passenger comfort and reduce weight,” said Alberto Veneruso, managing director of Napes, Italy-based Geven. “The seat is practically ready for certification.”

Recaro Aircraft Seating announced that Alaska Airlines would be the launch customer for the new CL4710 domestic first-class seat, which is designed specifically for domestic and shorter international flights and will be installed on the carrier’s Airbus and Boeing aircraft.