Lightweight Mattresses for Virgin Atlantic
We delivered to Virgin Atlantic a full set of lightweight, recyclable and more comfortable Crew rest mattresses for their fleet of Boeing 787s.
Key factors to deliver a Greener Mobility:
– 31% Less raw materials
Use of 50% less material in the production of every Octaspring spring foam spring, resulting in up to 31% less raw material used in every mattress.
– Lower weight
Weight savings of up to 150g in Economy and up to 800g in Business Class seats can result in up to 32 tons of weight savings per aircraft per year.
-14,825L Fuel Consumption
Our calculations have found that weight savings through Octaspring technology can reduce fuel consumption by up to 14,825L per aircraft per year.
All materials used to manufacture the mattresses can be fully recycled at the end of life.
Each individual Octaspring foam spring uses roughly half of the weight of equivalent foam block, resulting up to 30% weight savings in the finished seat cushion (up to 150 g in Economy and up to 800 g in Business Class seats). Using Octaspring technology in cabin crew bunk beds brings additional savings of up to 2,5 kg per bed.
Our calculations have found that weight savings through Octaspring technology can reduce fuel consumption and (depending on aircraft model and cabin layout) Octaspring can save on fuel up to $5000 USD/aircraft/year on long-haul routes in addition to cutting CO2 emissions.
In 2017 Octaspring, in association with Airbus, Stelia Aerospace and Boxmark won the Crystal Cabin Award, the highest award for aircraft interior innovation. This was quickly followed by The Apex Awards and the Best Passenger Comfort Innovation recognising the best innovations in passenger experience.
Contact us if you are interested in finding out more about the cushions and mattresses and where this technology can be used.