Boeing partners with Adient to manufacture aircraft seats

By Sophie Chapman
The American airplane manufacturer, Boeing, has partnered with Adient, the automotive seat maker, to create the joint venture Adient Aerospace. The joi...

The American airplane manufacturer, Boeing, has partnered with Adient, the automotive seat maker, to create the joint venture Adient Aerospace.

The joint venture will develop, manufacturer, and sell a range of aircraft seats to airlines and aircraft leasing companies.

The seating will be available to both new aircrafts as well as being made as retrofit configurations for older Boeing models and other commercial airplane manufacturers.

The two companies claim their partnership will address the industries need for more capacity, superior quality, and reliable on-time performance.

“Seats have been a persistent challenge for our customers, the industry and Boeing, and we are taking action to help address constraints in the market,” stated Kevin Schemm, Senior Vice President for Supply Chain Management, Finance and Business Operations, and Chief Financial Officer for Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

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“This joint venture supports Boeing’s vertical integration strategy to develop in-house capabilities and depth in key areas to offer better products, grow services and generate higher lifecycle value.”

"Adient has a strong set of transferable competencies that will offer a unique opportunity to create value for our company and for Boeing, our shareholders and the broader commercial aircraft market,” Bruce McDonald, Chairman and CEO of Adient, added.

“To enhance the customer experience for passengers, airlines and commercial airplane manufacturers, we will apply our unmatched expertise for comfort and craftsmanship along with our reputation for operational excellence.”

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