Daily Memo: Comfort Still Trumping Sustainability In Seat Design

Qantas A350 business class seats
Qantas A350 business class seats.
Credit: Qantas
In a few years from now, maybe, offering a green way to travel will be more important than passenger comfort. For the time being, in high-end seats, environmental considerations have yet to displace passenger wellbeing as the main design driver. Seat suppliers develop new materials and processes...
Thierry Dubois

Thierry Dubois has specialized in aerospace journalism since 1997. An engineer in fluid dynamics from Toulouse-based Enseeiht, he covers the French commercial aviation, defense and space industries. His expertise extends to all things technology in Europe. Thierry is also the editor-in-chief of Aviation Week’s ShowNews. 

Jens Flottau

Based in Frankfurt, Germany, Jens is executive editor and leads Aviation Week Network’s global team of journalists covering commercial aviation.

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