New airline seat design can fit in more passengers

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The Skyrider 2.0, a new idea by Italian aerospace interior design company Aviointeriors, positions passengers almost completely upright, using a polyester saddle and back support. This allows airlines to squeeze an additional 20 percent more passengers in per flight. The Skyrider also weighs half as much as a standard economy class seat, lowering fuel costs. Aviointeriors calls Skyrider 2.0, “the new frontier of low cost tickets and passenger experience”. The seat is an updated version of one introduced by the company in 2010, which failed to get FAA approval. The design for the previous seat was supposedly based on a…

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