Expliseat Boards ATR Planes with Air Tahiti and SDV

June 18th, 2015

On June 16, 2015, at the Paris Air Show – Le Bourget, on the Bolloré Logistics chalet and in front of the aviation community, Benjamin Saada (President of Expliseat), Christian Streiff (Board Advisor of Expliseat), Francis Pierre (Technical Director of Air Tahiti airline), and Jean-Pascal Naud, (Sales Director at SDV), have made their collaboration official starting January 2016.

For the first time, Expliseat equips regional ATR aircrafts with its ultra-lightweight seat by signing the complete renewal of the fleet of Air Tahiti.

With a unique advanced technology in the world (12 exclusive patents in total), Titanium Seat multiplies the benefits for both airlines and for their passengers. SDV, a subsidiary of the Bolloré group has been selected by Air Tahiti to manage the shipments of these new-generation seats for which shipments are carried out from multiple locations worldwide, for 20 years now.
SDV is also the logistics provider of Expliseat.

"SDV accompanies the international development of all players in the aeronautics industry, whatever their nature and ambitions. We are particularly proud to provide support to French startups with innovative supply chain solutions," highlights Jérôme Le Grand, Aerospace Director at SDV.

Associated with a network of French manufacturers in the automotive and aerospace sector, Expliseat produces a very high performance seat. "The French know-how in production and aeronautical engineering is at the heart of our success. The Titanium Seat is the first certified in the world to associate the new composite and titanium technologies, ultra-lightweight and comfort," adds Benjamin Saada.

About Expliseat:
Founded in March 2011, Expliseat combines innovation and industrial performance in a single product: the Titanium Seat. This 4 kg seat significantly reduces fuel consumption with savings up to $500,000 per aircraft per year. With 12 patents, Titanium Seat also brings more comfort and space to passengers through a specially developed ergonomics and a unique design.
More information: www.expliseat.com

About Air Tahiti
Air Tahiti, airline of French Polynesia, is based at Tahiti Faa'a International Airport, Papeete. The company is a major player in the economic development and social relations in the region. Air Tahiti was officially founded in 1986.
More information: www.airtahiti.fr

Picture (from left to right):
Jean-Pascal Naud, Sales Director of SDV
Christian Streiff, Board Advisor of Expliseat
Benjamin Saada, President of Expliseat
Francis Pierre, Technical Director of Air Tahiti

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