ATR Introduces Smart Galley, Expands Seat Offer with Expliseat

ATR recently introduced the Smart Galley, a new galley concept developed by ATR in response to the needs and expectations of the airline community. ATR says the new Smart Galley features an increased storage capacity while offering greater operational flexibility due to its quick and easy reconfiguration. This new concept allows operators to improve aircraft efficiency by saving weight and space in the aircraft cabin.
The first Smart Galley will be installed on Lion Air’s regional airline Wings Air ATR 72-600, scheduled for delivery in May 2016. The new equipment will be available for line-fit installation as well as for retrofit on the fleet in-ser
Additionally, ATR and the France-based aircraft seat manufacturer Expliseat have signed a buyer-furnished equipment (BFE) agreement for the supply of a new ATR aircraft seat type, the titanium seat. ATR says the agreement enables customers and operators to have a broader choice when configuring their aircraft cabin layouts.
The new titanium seat allows operators to save up to 300 kg/661 pounds as compared to current ATR-600 series cabin configuration. The new seats will enable fuel savings and enhance payload capacity and operational flexibility at short runways or at hot and high environments. In addition, the new seats feature only 30 parts per seat, thereby reducing maintenance costs. The titanium seats are provided as an option for new aircraft, and are also available for all ATR aircraft types in retrofit.
Air Tahiti is the launch customer of the seats, with an entry into service of the titanium seats on a retrofitted ATR aircraft in May 2016. The seats will be available on new ATR aircraft produced at the ATR manufacturing plant by the end of the year.
David Brigante, ATR’s Senior vice-president Procurement highlighted that “the aim is to provide our operators with a broader scope of customization possibilities. The signature of this contract perfectly fits into our philosophy of continuous improvement of our aircraft, its performances and the services we bring to the 200 airlines operating ATRs worldwide.

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