Company

Founded in Singapore in 2013, AirGo Design is Asia’s first developer of aircraft seats for economy class. Our flagship product defines a new standard in economy class seating. It introduces state-of-the-art composite materials technology to the industry and combines it with an award-winning design which has been praised as the “Future of Airline Seating” by the likes of ABC News, USA Today, Reuters, The Economist, NBC News and Daily Telegraph in over 200 news articles and more than 15 languages.
The world’s first full-composite aircraft seat is 50% lighter than a conventional economy seat which is primarily made of aluminium. AirGo seats offer 900 kg of weight-saving on a typical narrow-body plane and if all airlines today started using AirGo ultralight seats, the industry would save $1.2 billion in fuel and 7.5 billion kg of CO2 emission annually.
Economy class has been largely ignored and current designs are fundamentally the same as those introduced first in the 1960’s. AirGo hopes to provide a better travel experience for economy passengers which make up to 94% of all travelers worldwide.
AirGo works with a global network of more than 30 partners to develop its product and currently operates an R&D center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Our third office, based in Munich, Germany is going to be opened soon.

Technology

AirGo’s core technologies are related to composite engineering as well as ergonomics.
Key areas for composites can be divided into the following categories:
  • Manufacturing technologies including the use of braiding to make high-performance composite tubes and application of dynamic fluid compression molding to achieve high fiber content and shorter cycle time.
  • New composite material technologies including affordable fiber reinforcement based on non-crimp fabric with high-density stitches, a carbon-reinforced thermoplastic which is as strong as die cast aluminum and a cost-effective FST-grade thermoset suitable for RTM systems.
In terms of ergonomics, AirGo’s technologies are focused on
  • human-centered design based on 3D scanning to maximize floor space efficiency and
  • development of multi-density cushion for enhanced comfort.