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Thompson Aero Seating Ltd
51 Seagoe Industrial Estate
Portadown, Craigavon
County Armagh BT63 5QE
Northern Ireland
United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 28 3833 4000
Email: [email protected]

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Having Identified the need for improved, more efficient aircraft seating solutions and following several years of research and development, the Vantage and CozySuite concepts were created to address these disadvantages. Several Air Lines, including Swiss and Delta airlines were quick to identify the benefits of the space saving Vantage concept, and in 2009 under a license agreement from Thompson the first of the Vantage line entered production. In February 2011, to meet the increased demand Thompson’s first production facility was secured at the Seagoe Industrial Park, Portadown, Northern Ireland, and the manufacture of the first Thompson Vantage seats began. 
Within 12 months shipsets of Thompson Vantage Business Class seats had been designed, manufactured and delivered to their first three customers bmi, Brussels Airlines and Austrian Airlines In 2012 a further four customers selected the Thompson Vantage, including Thompson’s first Airbus line-fit program with JetBlue.
Following the success of the Thompson Vantage line, the new Vantage XL was unveiled at the 2013 Aircraft Interiors Show in Hamburg. Several interested airlines soon ordered the new Vantage XL line, including our initial customer Qantas for their domestic and international A330 fleets. 

The unique, staggered configuration of the Cozy Suite, offering extra comfort and additional capacity for economy cabins continues to attract great interest and is planned to fly at the end of 2014. By 2014 our manufacturing facilities had grown in excess of 10,000m² and our customer portfolio further expanded to include many of the world’s leading airlines, such as American Airlines and Air Canada.
Future exploration of new designs and innovation in partnership with airlines and aircraft OEMs maintains our position at the forefront of innovation, ensuring that the Thompson product offering continues to develop and grow.

Key Facts, Quality & Approvals

  • 10,500 m2 of production and development facilities based in Portadown, Northern Ireland, including full design, engineering, manufacturing and R&D capabilities
  • Current line-fit status – A321, A330, B777 with other platforms under discussion 
  • Quality & Approvals Accreditations

    EASA Part 21G            UK.21G2638
    EASA 21J APDOA       EASA.AP305
    EASA Part 145             UK.145.01290
    TCCA Part 145             814-05
    FAA Part 145  
    BSI AS9100 Rev C       FM540498