ZIM Aircraft Seating acquires new Economy flight seat from Idea Air and integrates it into the product portfolio under the name “ZimPhoenix”

  • Trade fair news at this year's Aircraft Interior Expo: new headquarters for ZIM Aircraft Seating “ZIMPhoenix“impresses with its low weight, extra space and high level of comfort for the passenger
  • Innovative design, low maintenance costs and high safety standards
  • ZIM acquires innovative aircraft seat from Czech development company Idea Air and agrees on further development cooperation in the area of aircraft seats
  • ZIM is growing dynamically with innovative products and a newly established development department

Immenstaad am Bodensee/Hamburg, June 14, 2022ZIM Aircraft Seating, known for the world's leading development, design and manufacture of aircraft seats, is presenting itself at this year's Aircraft Interior Expo from June 14 to 16 in Hamburg (Hall 6, Booth B30) with a further developed and optimised product range and a new economy class seat, the ZIMPhoenix.ZIM Aircraft Seating has the ZIMPhoenix Already fully developed by the Czech development company Idea Air and at the same time agreed on a development cooperation with the company. Since 2017, Idea Air has had an international project team of companies from the aerospace industry working on the development of innovative economy seats. The result is ZIMPhoenix. As part of the agreed development cooperation, the development engineers from ZIM Aircraft Seating and Idea Air will continue to work together in the future to develop even more sustainable seating solutions for commercial aviation.

The ZIMPhoenix is an absolute novelty at the trade fair and perfectly complements ZIM Aircraft Seating's product portfolio. The ZIMPhoenix is designed for short and medium-haul flights and is aimed in particular at the single aisle or narrow-body aircraft from major manufacturers. Thanks to innovative solutions, the weight of the seat is around 20 percent below industry standards. The new development is a further contribution by ZIM Aircraft Seating to greater sustainability, because by installing this seat, airlines save considerable fuel every day.The ZIMPhoenix Not only does its lightweight construction stand out: its design is sophisticated and was created in collaboration with the international agency PriestmanGoode. Its ergonomic and space-saving design also meets the latest standards of comfort and safety. The ZIMPhoenix consists of just a few high-quality components, which increases its lifespan and reduces maintenance costs. The structural structure also enables the integration of further options and further applications in order to be able to offer customers an interesting product portfolio.

“With ZIMPhoenix We are once again at the forefront of innovation and are demonstrating how creativity can be used to find new approaches over and over again. The seat is lighter than comparable products and meets all the criteria that customers expect today,” says Sven Achilles, CEO of ZIM Aircraft Seating. “The pandemic-related aviation crisis had also hit us hard, but now we are back on track and on a dynamic growth path. At ZIM Aircraft Seating, we have always strived to present sustainable solutions that significantly reduce the consumption of natural resources and CO2 emissions around the world. To achieve this, we invest heavily in research and development. With our newly established, dynamic and highly innovative development department, we want to present not only new ideas but above all new approaches to improve the quality and efficiency of flying. Following the weakening of the Covid crisis, we also expect a very steep market ramp-up that needs to be served, and we are actively preparing for this by expanding and training our team. Together with our shareholder AURELIUS, we are also exploring the market and identifying partnerships that will give us additional competitive advantages. It is and remains very exciting and we are looking forward to the future! ” continues Achilles.About ZIM Aircraft SeatingZIM Aircraft Seating GmbH develops and produces economy, premium economy and business class seats for commercial passenger aircraft. The main customers are renowned international airlines and aircraft manufacturers. The head office is located in Immenstaad on Lake Constance, and production is located in nearby Markdorf. Since the end of February 2020, the company has been majority-owned by the AURELIUS Group, an asset manager active throughout Europe with offices in Munich, London, Stockholm, Madrid, Amsterdam, Milan and Luxembourg.

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