Porter Airlines has announced it has completed the modernization of its De Havilland Dash 8-400 aircraft fleet in preparation for its return to operations on 08SEP.
All 29 aircraft now feature the new TiSeat E2 from Expliseat, the world’s lightest aircraft seat, along with a number of other cabin enhancements.
The TiSeat E2 use a combination of composite and titanium materials, making them approximately 50 per cent lighter than the previous seats and reducing aircraft weight by approximately 1,000 lbs. This change reduces approximate annual fuel consumption by 500,000 litres and corresponding CO2 emissions by 1,200 metric tons.
Other upgrades include new carpeting, lavatory enhancements, new sideboards and updated LED lighting on all aircraft. By OCT 2021, the majority of the fleet will also have received fresh exterior paint as well.
“The TiSeat E2 combines comfort and performance with an enhanced cabin environment,” said Kevin Jackson, executive vice president and chief commercial officer, Porter Airlines. “Passengers have come to expect a refined travel experience when they fly with us and our refreshed, clean, modern cabin will enhance their journey when we return to the skies on 08SEP.”
On its Dash 8-400s, Porter uses a 78-seat configuration with a standard 30” seat pitch, and the design of the new seats provides more legroom.
“Expliseat is delighted to expand its leading-edge technology solution into North America with Canada’s top-rated regional airline by Skytrax. These are very exciting times for us!,” said Benjamin Saada, CEO Expliseat.
For more information on Porter Airlines, visit www.flyporter.com.