Patent Number: 6,305,644

Title: Aircraft cabin seat configuration with enhanced ingress/egress

Abstract: A passenger seat configuration for an aircraft cabin having a fuselage wall with windows therein and an aisle for permitting movement within the cabin. The configuration includes an outboard seating unit for being positioned adjacent the fuselage wall of the aircraft, the outboard seating unit having a primary scat formed of a seat back and seat bottom, and a forwardly spaced-apart ottoman movable with respect to each other to define upright, semi-reclined and fully reclined positions. An inboard seating unit is provided for being positioned adjacent the at least one aisle and between the inboard seating unit and the aisle, the inboard seating unit having a primary seat formed of a seat back and a seat bottom, and a forwardly spaced-apart, free-standing ottoman movable with respect to each other to define upright, semi-reclined and fully reclined positions, the primary seat and ottoman of the inboard seating unit being positioned aft of the primary seat and ottoman of the outboard seating unit. The ottoman of the outboard seating unit and the ottoman of the inboard seating unit are independently movable relative to each other whereby the outboard ottoman is movable to a position relative to any position of the inboard ottoman to thereby provide space between the inboard ottoman and outboard ottoman for the outboard passenger to ingress to and egress from the outboard primary seat between the inboard ottoman and outboard ottoman and forward of the inboard ottoman to the aisle.

Inventors: Beroth; Michael T. (Winston-Salem, NC)

Assignee: B E Aerospace, Inc.

International Classification: B60N 2/44 (20060101); B64D 11/06 (20060101); B64D 11/00 (20060101); B64D 011/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018