SAS Selects Magnetic Creative For E190 Seat Modifications

In-seat power system installed on SAS E190 aircraft
Credit: Magnetic Group

Scandinavian Airlines has tapped Magnetic Group’s design and manufacturing services subsidiary, Magnetic Creative, for an interior modifications project on its Embraer E190 aircraft.

Under the collaboration, Magnetic Creative has obtained a European Union Aviation Safety Agency supplemental type certificate (STC) to install an in-seat power supply system. The modification also includes removing existing passenger seats and replacing them with new Safran Z110 seats reconfigured in a single class, 122-passenger all-economy layout of passenger accommodation.

As part of the project, Magnetic’s team manufactured parts in-house and delivered part kits for the final assembly.

“In most extensive and complex projects, the installation is just the tip of the visible iceberg,” says Zuzana Obracajova, sales director at Magnetic Creative. The company’s Part 21J design and Part 21G production staff handled preparing the modification package, coordinating STC approval, and sourcing and producing the needed parts. “[The] design team’s expertise was put to use during the modification process, needing rigorous testing, meticulous attention to detail and effective collaboration,” adds Obracajova.

Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has not responded to Aviation Week’s request for comment on where and when installations are taking place, but Obracajova says the Part 21J modification takes two weeks and physical installation takes approximately 18 days.

“Magnetic and SAS have been working in partnership for many years,” says Obracajova. “For this reason, the [spares] stock is being built depending on the agreement and actual demand. However, the established workflow in our production organization allows us to support SAS and any other ERJ 190 customer with on-time delivery.”

Obracajova says Magnetic Creative has previously managed and completed several in-seat power supply system modifications for E190 and Boeing 737 aircraft following growing customer demand for the use of personal devices on board.

Lindsay Bjerregaard

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