Press Release: FliteTrak tech maps pressure points on seat cushions

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UK-based FliteTrak is launching its new ViatorComfort system at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg.

The only working intelligent technology of its kind, ViatorComfort measures and maps pressure points on airline seat cushions. FliteTrak has lined up meetings with potential partners at the event on April 10 to 12.

Andrew Barnett, joint managing director, said: “ViatorComfort will allow seating companies and airlines to deliver even greater comfort, especially on long-haul flights.”

FliteTrak has developed its award-winning iblox intelligent remote monitoring technology for ViatorComfort, and as such, can interpret key data, delivering visual pressure mapping for seat design based upon live passenger use.

“It also means that they can track seats and cushions for wear and tear, and ensure they can be replaced or repaired either individually or in batches to maximise efficiency for carriers and comfort for passengers,” says Barnett. “The system, which is the only working technology of its kind, also logs data for analysis to allow manufacturers and carriers to improve their airline interiors and ergonomic designs.”

He added: “We are looking forward to Hamburg AIX where we will launch ViatorComfort and speak to potential partners and clients.”

FliteTrak ViatorComfort app.

ViatorComfort can also send data about seat use direct to a flight attendant’s tablet or onboard computer system to monitor individual seats in real time. Alerts can also be sent when cushions are wearing out or reach set levels. It can be integrated into FliteTrak’s suite of Viator aviation products, ViatorAero and SpriteAero, which monitor movement, temperature, air quality, passenger movement, mobile phone activation and seat belt closure. Systems can be incorporated into new-build seats or retrofitted into existing cushions. FliteTrak, with its Innovations Hub at Daedalus Park at Lee on the Solent in Hampshire, has just marked its first anniversary.

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In 2017, the company was a finalist at the EEF Future Manufacturing Awards and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Innovation Awards. It was also on the shortlist for the Crystal Cabin Awards at AIX. The Hamburg AIX is one of the world’s leading event for airlines and the supply chain to source the latest innovations, technologies and products for the cabin interiors, inflight entertainment and passenger comfort industries.

Visit FliteTrak on stand 2U60 at Hamburg on 10th – 12th April 2018

About FliteTrak

FliteTrak is based in the UK with its head office in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, and its innovations hub at Daedalus Park in Hampshire. All of its systems, sensors and services are designed and managed in the UK with security and data integrity of paramount importance. Its systems are based on iBlox core technology which has won regional and national awards in the UK for innovation. Visit www.flitetrak.com

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