Thompson Aero Seating receive the Airbus ‘sign of approval’
April 25, 2016
Thompson Aero Seating today proudly announced the signing of the Airbus BFE Agreement for premium seating products.
This will see the Thompson Vantage and Vantage XL products being officially offered by Airbus on A320 and A330 family products. For Thompson, this formalises a relationship with Airbus that began in 2012 with the delivery of the successful JetBlue ‘Mint’ business class suite to the Airbus Final Assembly line in Hamburg. More recently for Scandinavian Airlines (SAS), the Thompson Vantage XL was installed on the A330 platform in Toulouse with several other programmes underway.
Gary Montgomery, Thompson CEO commented “This further endorses our ability to develop complex and highly customised premium seating products, delivered on time with the required levels of quality. It signifies a very important step in our continuing Company growth.”
These initial Thompson products shall appear in the Airbus on-line BFE seating catalogue this summer with extension plans to other Airbus family aircraft like A350 and A380. “Our product range is extremely adaptable to all aircraft platforms, offering high and low density business and First class seating options” said Andy Morris, Thompson VP Sales and Marketing. To meet the growing demand of emerging market and product sectors Thompson also has several new innovative product configurations under development.