1933

Creation of LA Rumbold specializes in aircraft layout and soundproofing, in the UK

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1944

Creation of Sicma Aero Seat, economy class seats manufacturer in Issoudun, France

1960

Sicma Aero Seat is specialized in aircraft seats

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1960

Creation of Contour, business and first class seats manufacturer in the UK

1965

Weber Showcase and Fixture Company become Weber Aircraft (USA), of economy, business and first class seats manufacturer 

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1969

Weber Aircraft provides ejection seats for the Lunar Landing Research Vehicle used during the formation phase of the first moon landing

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1972

Creation of C&D Aerospace, specialized in cabin interiors

1989

Acquisition of Weber Aircraft by the Zodiac Group

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1992

Acquisition of Sicma Aero Seat by the Zodiac Group

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1995

Air France unveils a major overhaul of its cabins and equips the Concorde with first class seats manufactured by Sicma Aero Seat

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1996

First flat business class seat designed by Contour for British Airways

1997

Integration of Rumbold and Contour with Britax Aircraft Seating which will become again Contour in 2011 

2005

Zodiac: Opening of the Soliman site in Tunisia

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2006

Zodiac: Opening of the Chihuahua site in Mexico, which manufactures our seats in 2007

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2008

The first Cirrus business class seat flies fort the first time with US Airways

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2012

Acquisition of Contour Aerospace Ltd by Zodiac Aerospace which becomes Zodiac Seats UK

2012

Zodiac Seats US, Zodiac Seats France and Zodiac Seats UK gather into the Zodiac Seats branch of the Zodiac Aerospace Group

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2013

Zodiac Seat Shells joins Zodiac Seats. The entity, based in Santa Maria (California) manufactures in particular business class seats shells

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2013

Through its Zodiac Seats UK subsidiary, Zodiac Aerospace takes over the design office of Threesixty Aerospace, a company made up of about 20 engineers

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2018

The production of regional aircraft seats, previously carried out in Rancho Cucamonga, is transferred to Zodiac Seats US in Gainesville,Texas 

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2018

Acquisition of Zodiac Aerospace by Safran. Zodiac Seats becomes Safran Seats

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2018

Safran Seats wins the German Design Award in the "Transportation" category thanks to the Z300E economy class seat present on the Lufthansa A350

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2018

Safran Seats wins the Label d'excellence JANUS with the Skylounge Core, its business class seat

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2019

Singapore Airlines, equipped by Safran Seats, wins the Skytrax Award for the best first class seat in the world

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2019

Safran Seats wins the Yacht & Aviation Awards in the "Cabin Design" category with the business class seat Versa

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2019

The Saint-Crépin (France) site of Safran Aerosystems joins Safran Seats as an internal supplier of business class seat shells

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