Aircraft passenger seat frame inspection

Portable measurement solutions for rapid inspection of aircraft cabin seats


Aviation safety standards mean that aircraft cabin seats have to meet strict final assembly line requirements and conform to precise dimensional and functional specifications. Finished seats need to be lightweight, easy to assemble in the aircraft cabin, and provide enough room to ensure passenger comfort and maximise safety in the case of an accident.

Aircraft passenger seat manufacturers are under pressure to furnish the thousands of new single aisle aircraft that are expected to be manufactured in the coming years. As a result, there is a drive by manufacturers to increase productivity and undertake dimensional checks of the seat components faster, as well as to fit the seat into cabins quickly and efficiently without compromising on safety standards.

Hexagon’s portable measuring solutions enable manufacturers to inspect finished passenger seat assemblies as they are produced, avoiding the need to move these bulky parts to a metrology lab. Portable metrology can also support accurate and fast installation of seats within aircraft cabins. With easy-to-use metrology software that enables shop-floor operators to bring dimensional inspections into their work, manufacturers can ensure conformity and provide traceable reporting.

Our solutions

Explore Hexagon solutions for aircraft passenger seat frame inspection

Manual 3D laser scanning

The Absolute Arm with laser scanner delivers high-speed 3D scanning for surfaces and features whatever the finish or material, making it ideal for inspecting passenger seat...

Portable 3D optical scanning

WLS qFLASH is a compact white light measurement system designed for rapid digitisation of parts like passenger seat frames.

Intuitive metrology software

PC-DMIS is the world’s leading measurement software and is designed to simplify measurement of a wide range of aerospace industry...

Case studies

See how Hexagon solutions are used by aircraft seating manufacturers

Assuring passenger seat ergonomics

Read how RECARO Aircraft Seating uses Hexagon’s solutions to find a balance between the weight...

Multifunctional inspection

Discover why Dassault Aviation is a loyal user of Hexagon’s portable measuring arm systems.