Big Bear was selected by Magna to assist in the design, development and manufacture of a new and innovative, industry leading, high volume, light weight airline seat program, which has was installed across Monarch Airlines.

These new light weight seats succeeded in reducing Monarch’s fuel consumption and carbon emissions. Experience of the demands of moulding specialist high value aircraft materials - some of which are little more than 1mm in thickness - combined with the quality and manufacturing systems required to achieve the necessary CAA and FAI accreditations, have ensured that this program has been successfully delivered on time and on budget.

In the airline business, “right first time” product quality is paramount to maintain costs, combined with the need for closely controlled manufacturing tolerances and on time delivery. Big Bear was seen as the right partner for this challenging environment and currently has several new programs under review both in the UK and overseas.