NEW YORK Boeing Co (BA.N) said on Monday it had picked a new aircraft seat supplier for its most popular jet, the 737, a move that industry experts said adds competition to dominant seat makers Zodiac Aerospace of France (ZODC.PA) and B/E Aerospace (BEAV.O).
In response to questions from Reuters, Boeing said it will buy seats directly from the new supplier, LIFT by EnCore of Huntington Beach, California - a break from the past practice of allowing airlines to purchase seats that led to some costly delays in finishing aircraft because seats did not always arrive on time.
(Reporting by Alwyn Scott, editing by G Crosse)
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Updated Date: Apr 05, 2016 03:45 AM