The contract with Contour Premium Aircraft Seating will produce a series of composite seating plinths per aircraft utilising a lightweight sandwich panel construction to provide structural strength and to optimise on weight efficiency.

Tom Hitchings, Business Director at Tods Aerospace, says: “The project neatly dovetails into our forward production programme, where we are already producing aircraft flooring and complementary seating products for a diverse range of aircraft across the Airbus and Boeing range, alongside our flooring for military helicopters.”

Tods Aerospace of Somerset, UK, says that if options are exercised, the contract is potentially worth in excess of £2million.