About Aircraft Seat
General aviation pilots spend almost all their time sitting down, so it is worth it to have the safest and most comfortable aircraft seats possible. Aircraft owners know that each manufacturer uses seats made for each model and year. When looking for replacement seats, have your aircraft make, model, year, and serial number to be sure you select the right seats. Owners of antique, vintage, and classic planes often prefer seats that match the original decor and style, including carefully stitched leather bench seats in colors that complement the rest of the interior. Some classic seats include the aircraft model's logo, a nice touch for the purist. Pilots who want extra comfort can look for seats with aftermarket cushioning, such as temper foam, which eliminates pressure points. Between 1978 and 1988, the FAA caught up to automobile safety regulations, requiring shoulder restraints in the front and the backseats of aircraft. When shopping for aircraft seats and seat belts on eBay, shoppers should keep in mind FAA regulations regarding fire and flash resistance, attach points, and restraint type. Aircraft owners can boost their safety level by installing four- or five-point harnesses. Other safety features include an inertia reel or belts with integrated airbags. New or refurbished aircraft seat belts can replace belts with torn or frayed webbing as well as loose stitching.