2018 heralds a very exciting year for TSI as we will be delivering a new seat Epianka for the B737MAX and A320Neoaircraft programs for THY. This is a significant development for THY and is a significant step for TSI as we start to develop our relationships with Airbus and Boeing.
2018 also will see TSI first foray into narrow body business class seating with the launch of Royal Lux, a design for the future with innovation in comfort and styling. The seat will be offered in both electrical and mechanical drive options selectable by the customer as part of the customization of the seat to suit individual airlines branding needs.
TSI will also showcase its new narrow body lightweight seat Miligram at the show, Miligram has been designed to a seat weight goal of less than 9.5 Kgs and will be available in several models from LCC seat with no recline to a full economy seat with IFE , recline , footrest options depending on aircraft configuration.
Suat SAGIROĞLU the new General manager of TSI was appointed in January 2018 to lead TSI forward and develop the company further, Suat is a senior degreed engineer from THY who has held several senior positions in fleet development, aircraft leasing returns and engineering project teams . Suat commented I have been given the opportunity to grow and develop TSI into one of the world’s leading seat manufacturers and I relish the challenge to move TSI into the realm of a recognized brand in this exciting world of aircraft interiors.
We will be continuing our seat development programs as we grow and develop our capability, we will be seeking industry opinion and knowledge in how we move forward in seating design and the implementation of the newest technologies into our seats to offer the best in class for our customers in weight, comfort, safety and reliability. This is my first Hamburg and I am very excited to be here and leading TSI into its new direction.