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Skycouch 20170216 1It was a great end to 2016 with SWS obtaining approval for its 4th lie-flat seat since the launch of Air New Zealand's Skycouch™ in 2011.

SWS obtained the approval for French airline Air Austral who, under license from Air New Zealand, have now installed Skycouch™ on its B777-300ER which will feature 10 rows of Skycouch™.

Nigel Smith SWS' MD says:-

'SWS are very proud to have now obtained an EASA STC Approval for Skycouch for 4 different aircraft types, (the A330-200, A350-900, B777-200ER/ 300ER and B787-9) for 4 different airlines...'

EASA STC for 'Family Couch' on China Airlines' A350-900...

Skycouch 20170216 2China Airlines is the only airline in Asia to offer Family Couch and has it on board its B777 and A350 aircraft.

SWS provided the certification support to obtain approvals for its installation on all 10 of its new B777-300 ER aircraft in late 2013. 3 years later SWS obtained the approval for 'Family Couch' on China Airlines' A350 fleet.

The new seats are now being offered to passengers travelling to Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Vienna, and Rome.

China Airlines-Testimonial...

Skycouch 20170216 3SWS have again supported China Airlines with the approval of a version of the ‘Family Couch’ on our new A350-900 aircraft.

This is the first time that ‘Family Couch’ has been approved for the A350. As for its launch on the B777-300ER aircraft, SWS have proved to be our reliable certification partner.’

- J.S.Tseng - Manager, Cabin Interior Section

EASA STC for Azul Airlines' SKYSOFA...

Skycouch 20170216 4A further licensing agreement was obtained with Brazilian airline Azul Airlines in June last year. SWS obtained an EASA STC for Azul's SKYSOFA for its installation on the airline's fleet of A330-200 aircraft.

'The SKYSOFA exceeded our expectations. Notably it was the first STC on a Skycouch™ variant on Center Quad seats on an Airbus airframe. Partnering with SWS was crucial to certify and make this product really happen.'

Amir Nasruddin, Azul's Fleet Management & Procurement Director

Air New Zealand Skycouch™…

Air New Zealand's Dreamliner aircraft B787-9Air New Zealand's Dreamliner aircraft B787-9
Air New Zealand's first Skycouch™ was first installed on the B777-300ER in 2011Air New Zealand's first Skycouch™ was first installed on the B777-300ER in 2011
Head of Aircraft Programmes Kerry Reeves went on to praise SWS for their 'unrivalled expertise'Head of Aircraft Programmes Kerry Reeves went on to praise SWS for their 'unrivalled expertise'

Why you should visit us at the Hamburg AIX...

  • Skycouch 20170216 8We are fully accredited with the required regulatory approvals.
  • We have an excellent relationship with EASA and other national regulatory bodies.
  • We are experienced in dealing with Airbus / Boeing / Agusta & McDonnell Douglas and have the technical experience to deal with other fleet types.
  • SWS have pioneered some of the latest certification standards in service today.
  • Mechanical and electrical approvals are available from one source.
  • We have CVEs in many disciplines.
  • We are the preferred DOA for many airlines and OEMs around the world.

SWS Test Facility Location...

The facility is located on the M4 corridor in South Wales, just 3 hours from London.