When Mike Pearson looked at seat pallets for business aircraft, he saw set-ups that were both heavy and awkward. ``The problem was that standard pallets for installing multiple units of seats or divans were cumbersome relative to size, were fairly to extremely heavy aluminum plate panels that were 3 /4 in. thick,'' said Pearson, vice president of engineering for ERDA, Inc. ``We thought we could come out with an easier way of installing these multiunits and reducing the weights.'' The ...

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