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For everyone who ever fancied riding a unicycle from New York City to Miami, or from Los Angeles to San Francisco — at 30,000 feet in the air — we have found the perfect seat.
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Aviointeriors, a seat manufacturer based in Italy, has updated their stand-up seating concept that has been floating around for years (but which no airline has bought yet). The SkyRider 2.0 is the smart and modern stand-up seating solution for tomorrow’s aircraft.
It would be the world’s largest airplane. It’s being built by a billionaire. And it’s getting ready to fly.
Paul Allen, the Microsoft co-founder, is building an airplane that could “air launch” as many as three rockets and perhaps even a space shuttle.If it flies successfully, Stratolaunch, as the plane is called, would be the largest aircraft ever to take to the skies. At 385 feet long, its wingspan is bigger than the length of a football field and larger than Howard Hughes’s World War II-era Spruce Goose.
So what does the SkyRider 2.0 have over the original SkyRider? As the manufacturer explains, “Ultra-high density.” In lay terms, that means these seats could fit even more people on planes.You Could Soon Be Able to Nap in the Cargo Holds of Planes Long-haul flights are no picnic, unless of course you’re in first class in a lie-flat bed.
Aviointeriors says SkyRider 2.0 “ensures an increased upright passenger position, allowing installation of the seat at a reduced pitch, while maintaining an adequate comfort.” (Your own definition of “adequate” may vary.)
The saddle is so narrow that the domed container below, which holds tightly-folded life jackets, has become a prominent design feature instead of an invisible element of the seat.
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Air France launched a "boutique" airline last summer targeted at a slightly younger clientele (18 to 35) - and "Joon" certainly has a number of millennial-friendly perks, including its selection of booze. Passengers can enjoy organic food and drinks, high quality alcoholic beverages - including signature cocktails designed by Paris' Experimental Cocktail Club and craft beer - as well as a comprehensive digital entertainment offering.It's supposedly a chilled affair on-board, too. Joon's cabin crew wear more relaxed, modern uniforms than traditional airlines, and can even opt to wear trainers.
On the plus side, the arm rests on these beauties are far more generous than some of the armrests we’re seeing on new economy light seats that are actually taking off. More good news: “The design of this seat enables to increase the passenger number by 20 percent allowing increasing profits for airline companies. Furthermore, Sky Rider 2.0 weighs 50 percent less than standard economy class seats and the reduced number of components enable minimum maintenance costs,” Aviointeriors claims.
The company revealed the SkyRider 2.0 at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, which is an event targeted at airline buyers, and not at the flying public. In an ideal world, interests of both airline buyers and passengers should overlap, but here in the real world, that's not always the case.
For the show, the company dressed the new Sky Rider 2.0 in Ryanair colors, and that’s not a coincidence.
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Around the time that the first version of the saddle seats debuted, Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary joked that he would consider having people fly standing up. But this was just another in a series of O’Leary’s headline grabbers. Ryanair has standard seats on planes, and has announced no plans to launch a stand-up saddle class.
Experts in aircraft seating give the SkyRider side-eye. Just for a start, there are questions of safety if passengers are standing up during an accident. Overhead bin space would get smaller, as regulations require vertical clearance between passengers’ heads and the hard surface above, in case of turbulence. And there’s no room for stowing personal items under the saddle seat.
Aviointeriors doesn’t spend all of its time re-designing a seat no one buys. They also make very comfortable economy, business, and first class aircraft seats for airlines. You know, just to keep the business going while they wait for the SkyRider to take off.
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