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Seating Systems Overview

Comfortable - Crashworthy - Adaptable to Multiple Applications

Oregon Aero Seating Systems Overview
Oregon Aero makes precision-engineered seating systems for Certified Aircraft, Certified Helicopters, Military Aircraft, Experimental/Homebuilt Aircraft, Land Vehicles, and Marine applications.

Individual, Aftermarket and OEM Seating

Oregon Aero Seating Systems are precision-engineered and manufactured for comfort, job performance, and safety.*

Oregon Aero VK SmartCushion™ Systems and High-G® Seat Assemblies are backed by more than 25 years of experience, innovation, and customer satisfaction. Each VK SmartCushion System and High-G Seat Assembly is designed for the specific cockpit and/or application. Oregon Aero engineering goes beyond the seat, taking into account variables of space, interface, and specific customer requirements.

The Oregon Aero High-G Seat includes a VK SmartCushion, seat frame, seat pan, and operating mechanisms. VK SmartCushion Systems and High-G Seat Assemblies are available for airframe manufacturers, private aircraft, land vehicles, marine craft, and other applications.

Features and Benefits

  • Provides maximum comfort for every occupant
  • Shifts hips, pelvis and back into the pain-free position
  • Minimizes lower back pain caused by prolonged sitting
  • Reduces fatigue for better concentration and focus
  • Helps maintain leg circulation during long flights
  • Eliminate distractions caused by seat pain and discomfort
  • Improves crew endurance for missions that go into overtime
  • Cushions conform to the individual occupant’s shape
  • Engineered for the specific purpose and environment
  • Can be customized to suit specific needs
  • Equally effective in cold or warm temperatures
  • Durable cushions resist deformation over time
  • Meets all applicable FAA requirements and regulations
  • Backed by more than 25 years of experience
  • Designed and Manufactured in the U.S.A.

Seating Innovation: Our History, Our Continued Passion

Oregon Aero Seating Innovation

As early as 1990, innovation drove our efforts to solve the problems of seat pain and discomfort. Because of these efforts, we offer safer, pain-free seating for a multitude of applications. Constant innovation led us beyond the design and manufacture of seat cushions, to manufacturing entire seat assemblies. Oregon Aero seat assemblies include the seat cushions, seat frame, seat pan, and operating mechanisms. Oregon Aero has also devised modular seating designs that are adaptable to whatever environmental and functional requirements are needed. Innovation empowers us to address issues, solve problems, and think beyond what our customers may ask—or expect—from us. Oregon Aero's commitment to innovation has resulted in comfortable, crashworthy, and adaptable seating that is deeply rooted into our history and continues to be our passion.

Design and Materials Solve Multiple Problems

How can Oregon Aero offer the most comfortable seat in the industry?

Oregon Aero seat designs shift the occupant's hips, pelvis, lumbar, and upper body into the proper, pain-free sitting position. The proper sitting position permits the body to remain erect without effort, reducing fatigue and pain.

Oregon Aero Seating support occupants evenly over the cushion surface preventing ischemia, a condition commonly referred to as "hot spots." Our visco-elastic cushion materials adjust with body temperature and pressure permitting unrestricted blood flow. Oregon Aero cushions conform to the shape of the occupant.

Design and Materials Solve Multiple Problems

"It sounds simple — to make a comfortable seat — but if it were, it would have been done long before we achieved it," says Mike Dennis, Founder, President, and CEO of Oregon Aero. "Each problem that prevents comfortable seating may be a small problem, but they all add up to create a big problem — pain — and they all need to be solved at the same time. When one problem is solved, another is created or amplified; that’s the way the engineering process works. But add to this the sensitivity of the human body to being in contact with manufactured hardware, and the engineering challenge becomes even greater. We are experts in addressing that human body/equipment interface."

* Oregon Aero, Inc. conducts dynamic seat testing per the emergency landing conditions promulgated by the FAA in 1988 to improve the crashworthy performance of aircraft seating. Compliance with these FAA regulations by Oregon Aero®™SM product does not ensure freedom from injury or death as a result of aircraft accidents, hard landings or other flight conditions.