AIX: Hawaiian becomes first customer for Adient Aerospace's seats

FlightGlobal | April 02, 2019

Adient Aerospace – the joint venture between Boeing and automotive seat maker Adient  has secured its first customer, a year on from unveiling its first product at the 2018 show and six months after formally launching as a business following regulatory approval.The company is announcing at AIX 2019 today that Hawaiian Airlines has selected the Ascent lie-flat business class seat for its 10 on-order Boeing 787-9s, which are scheduled for delivery from 2021. Adient showed the seat to selected customers last year in an invitation-only area of its stand at AIX.

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