Earl Diamond is still shaking his head at the stuff he saw at this year’s Airline Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany.
“You always see the ludicrous there,” says the CEO of Avianor – a Mirabel, Quebec-based aircraft maintenance and component manufacturing company.
This year, the Rebel seat helped fill the “ludicrous” quota.
Resembling the chairs in one of those sit-in fighter jet games you’d see at the movie theater, Rebel’s take on the future of airline seating is black and white, firm looking, with gold arm rests, seatbelts and a stylized “R” by the headrest. Much like movie theater seats, they snap up when your weight isn’t on them. The idea is that you can stand or sit; dependent on how you want to occupy your small bit of airline real estate.
“What cracked me up was the name – it not only describes their attitude of coming up with rebellious idea like having stand-up seats,” says Diamond, chuckling. “But it also describes what the passengers are going to do when they get on thatRead More »from The mystery (and misery) of the shrinking airline seat