Redditch business takes to the skies

Pitch's Gary Doy with Paul Fenner from accountants Moore Stephens

A Redditch company which designs and manufactures innovative aircraft seats has taken to the skies with its new product.

Pitch Aircraft Seating Systems completed the final certification of the PF3000 aircraft seat earlier this year and the product is now being used on Airbus aircraft.

Its design will also help save airlines money and making plane travel more environmentally friendly.

The new lightweight seat provides more space than its previous model, the PF2000, which became the seat of choice for Monarch airlines A321 Fleet before the firm’s collapse.

Pitch was founded by Gary Doy and Howard Guy in 2010, 13 years after they launched Design Q, which designs luxury yachts, private jets and sports cars for businesses and individuals.

Doy said: “This is an exciting time for Pitch as we get ready to introduce passengers to the PF 3000, which is a step forward from our revolutionary PF2000.

“It is even lighter than the previous seat and very robust, meaning that airlines will pay less to fly the seat during its serviceable lifetime.

“For airlines, the lighter weight of our seats means they can save money on fuel, which is one of their biggest expenses.”