Lockheed Martin issued the following announcement on April 16.
LifePort, a Sikorsky company, announced approval of its next generation, dynamic (16G) side facing VIP divan.
The new divan provides the market with the first non-airbag solution to meet the new certification requirements of FAA Policy PS-ANM-25-03-R1. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT).
Some of LifePort’s dynamic divan features include industry leading slide-out berthing top technology, the ability to span expansion joints, and near maintenance free operation.
“LifePort always endeavors to provide the industry with technologically-advanced products that meet or exceed expectations” said Noah Zuckerman, LifePort General Manager. “Finishing the new side-facing divan and bringing it to market is another example of our continued innovation and execution in product development. Due to its flexibility and modular design, we believe our new divan represents a compelling offering for both single and double aisle VIP aircraft, as well as the traditional business jet market.”
The LifePort divan provides enhanced safety for side facing passengers without the added complexity and life cycle maintenance of an airbag system. Rather than a bulky airbag shoulder belt, the LifePort divan uses a standard aviation three-point lift lever restraint system, matching the rest of the seats in the aircraft.
Key functional improvements include:
17 inches of berthing extension
Self-leveling sleeping surface
Non-binding berthing operation
Flexible seat depth for improved comfort and styling choices
Improved cushion arrangement options to simplify upholstery
Adjustable legs to accommodate different seat track spacing
33 pound frame weight, 100 pound maximum installed weight
LifePort has more than 25 years of experience developing and manufacturing interiors for fixed and rotor wing aircraft. This new upgrade to the legacy product further showcases the innovation, collaboration and commitment to the company’s customers and market.
For additional information on LifePort’s suite of products that serve VIP and Executive operators throughout the world, please visit the website at www.lifeport.com.
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