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Boeing and Adient team up to sell airplane seats

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Airplane seats can be quite luxurious, and lucrative to sell, as illustrated by this seating arrangement on a China Airlines 777 jet. (Boeing Photo)

Boeing says it has entered into a joint venture with Adient, the global leader in automotive seating, to manufacture and sell a portfolio of seating products to airlines and leasing companies.

Adient Aerospace will fill a huge gap in the airplane supply chain, said Kevin Schemm, senior vice president of supply chain management, finance and business operations and chief financial officer for Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

“Seats have been a persistent challenge for our customers, the industry and Boeing, and we are taking action to help address constraints in the market,” Schemm said today in a news release.

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By Alan Boyle

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