AeroMexico passengers sitting more comfortably on ELeather's sustainable lightweight seat covers
Wed 23 Jan 2019 – AeroMexico has become the latest airline to reupholster passenger seats on its aircraft with ELeather’s recycled, environmentally-friendly material. ELeather takes unused traditional leather trimmings diverted from landfill and reconstitutes it with a high-performance textile core to create engineered leather. The company says passengers enjoy a more comfortable flying experience while the material is five times more durable and 50 per cent lighter than normal leather, so helping reduce the airline’s fuel costs and carbon emissions. AeroMexico has so far reupholstered seating on 64 aircraft and has plans to roll this out across its entire fleet in the coming years.
“We’re focused on providing the best possible experience for all of our passengers. To achieve this, we pay careful attention to every detail to continually improve their comfort and care,” said Antonio Fernandez, SVP Onboard Product at AeroMexico. “We approached ELeather for that very reason – to enhance the customer in-flight experience. Alongside this, our partnership with ELeather is helping us to achieve our sustainability goals. Using ELeather on passenger seats significantly reduces the weight of each aircraft, helping to reduce overall emissions and decrease our carbon footprint.
“In ELeather we’ve found a business partner who’s also focused on providing the highest quality in their product offerings while being environmentally-conscious, as we look towards a more sustainable future.”
ELeather says its nine-step process transforms leather into advanced materials while maintaining a significantly low environmental footprint.
“ELeather takes the highest quality leather fibre and through a patented process, creates a high-performance, lightweight and durable product,” explained the company’s Global Sales and Marketing Director, Nico Den Ouden. “It’s precisely this technology that is helping AeroMexico to integrate more sustainability into its fleet and reduce its environmental footprint. We’re proud to be working with a flag carrier airline – especially one that places sustainability and customer experience as a top priority. AeroMexico does just that, and we’re looking forward to a long and fruitful partnership.”
The UK-based company exports a range of products – from transport to apparel – to more than 40 countries, with more than 150 airline customers.