The fights over elbow space in aircraft will be a thing of the past, thanks to the newly redesigned seats of flights.
A Colorado-based startup, Molon Labe Seating, has redesigned aeroplane rows that offer more leg space, even for those who are sitting at the middle seat.
The side-slip seat features a staggered layout, wherein the middle seat is slightly behind the aisle and the window seats. While sitting adjacent means that flyers have fixed shoulder space, this arrangement would make for more shoulder space as travelers can move the middle seat slightly backwards. The company has also made the middle seats wider when compared to the economy 18-inch seat.
“We have put an end to fights over the elbow space. We have designed the armrests in such a way that they are not at a uniform height all throughout” said Hank Scott, CEO of Molon Labe Seating.
This kind of redesigned aeroplane rows will even result in pacing up the boarding process. The aisle seat can slide on top of the middle seat resulting in a broader aisle, easing the boarding process.
Hank Scott, who is also an ex-pilot for the Australian Navy and an Engineering professor at the University of Colorado, came up with this product idea due to the trials and tribulations of flying. He was frustrated by seeing the amount of time the boarding process takes in flights. With the help of one of his colleagues from the University of Colorado, he began to collect public feedback and build various prototypes. And finally came up with this interesting design.
Now the Side-Slip seat will soon undergo crash testing at Federal Aviation Administration centres.
While these seats will not fix everything about flights, they will definitely make them more comfortable. What do you think?
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