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Geven & Southco: Taking the Load Off Aircraft Seating with Innovative Hinge Technology

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TAKING THE LOAD OFF AIRCRAFT SEATING CASE STUDY COMPANY: Geven S.p.A. WEBSITE: geven.com INDUSTRY: Aviation Founded in 1984, Italian-headquartered company Geven S.p.A. has evolved from its roots as a family-run business initially specialising in upholstery for the automotive sector to become one of the global leaders in the design and manufacture of aircraft seating and interiors. By achieving approved supplier status with top tier Aerospace OEMs Geven has demonstrated consistent reliability and outstanding quality, dedication and professionalism in the aviation sector. Geven sought to replace their headrest hinge as part of their goal to reduce the overall weight of their seats, enabling airlines to meet industry environmental standards whilst at the same time maintaining a high level of user experience in an extremely competitive market. CHALLENGE Identifying a headrest hinge which would reduce the overall weight of their aircraft seating and enable airlines to reduce their fuel use and CO2 emissions. SOLUTION A low-profile high torque friction hinge designed to minimize required packaging space, reduce weight and enhance the user experience. VALUE The reduction in overall seat weight and the enhanced functionality of the headrest provides airlines with improved efficiency and passengers with greater comfort. WITH INNOVATIVE HINGE TECHNOLOGY

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