• Airline representatives from all over the world visited ZIM booth at AIX 2022
  • Strong interest in sustainable ZIM seat innovations
  • New economy class seat “ZIMPhoenix” as a special trade fair highlight
  • ZIM Aircraft Seating and Idea Air sign development cooperation agreement
  • ZIMPrivacy (Premium Economy class) runner-up at Crystal Cabin Award

Immenstaad at Lake Constance/Hamburg, 21 June 2022

ZIM Aircraft Seating, known for its world-leading development, design, and manufacture of aircraft seats, presented its current product range for the first time at this year’s Aircraft Interior Expo (June 14-16) in Hamburg. From the point of view of ZIM CEO Sven Achilles, the response from visitors to the AIX was very positive: “We presented ourselves very openly to the public and welcomed many delegations from Airlines and OEMs at our booth day by day. We learned a lot about our customers’ expectations for the future, and we were able to demonstrate our ability to innovate, produce and perform. The topic of sustainability and, above all, CO2 savings was always in the foreground – and this is where we at ZIM can score particularly well with our products. I am very proud of the way the team presented ZIM at the AIX and how motivated we have taken all the feedback for

A special highlight at the ZIM booth was the new economy class seat ZIMPhoenix, which met with keen interest among the trade show visitors: “With the ZIMPhoenix and the weight improvements in all our current products we surprised everybody at the show” says Eniz Sahbegovic, Head of Sales. ”Nobody expected such a comeback from ZIM, but the whole team has worked very hard to make that possible. With the ZIMPrivacy as runner-up in the Crystal Cabin Award, we also demonstrated that our developments are gaining recognition. Now we work on the results of the AIX and transform our efforts in customer centric products and experience.”

Thanks to our innovative design, our seat not only impresses with its low weight and low maintenance costs. It also offers extra space, safety and comfort for the passenger. “The new ZIM products are a perfect fit for airline requirements,” adds Achilles. “After all, at ZIM Aircraft Seating we have always had the ambition to present sustainable solutions that significantly reduce the consumption of natural resources and CO2 emissions around the world.”

ZIM Aircraft Seating intends to expand its cooperation with partners and suppliers in the development of innovative flight seats in the future. “We have reorganized our development
department and, in addition to new ideas, we want to try out new approaches in the future to further improve the quality and efficiency of flying. The cooperation with Idea Air and other partners will accelerate the development of sustainable solutions and take us to a new level,” Sven Achilles is convinced.

About ZIM Aircraft Seating

ZIM Aircraft Seating GmbH develops and produces economy, premium economy, and business class seats for commercial passenger aircraft. Its main customers are renowned international airlines and aircraft manufacturers. The headquarters are 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, a Pan-European asset manager with offices in Munich, London, Stockholm, Madrid, Amsterdam, Milan and Luxembourg.