ITASSA is an association of passenger seat suppliers (OEM), involved in innovative engineering, manufacturing, sales and after-sales service for civil aircraft. ITASSA provides a single voice in discussion with airframe manufacturers as well as certification authorities world-wide.

Our goal is to better serve our partners as one focal competence group with harmonized administration, thereby achieving a mutual and realistic standardized consensus, with the aim of ensuring the continuous innovation and delivery of prime quality products for passenger well-being.

ITASSA members believe that the association adds value to the entire industry as it allows all key-players to focus on their key-competences: innovation for the future.

Items that are discussed and co-ordinated in the association may include (but are not limited to):

* Safety standards and their evolution, such as the 16g retrofit rule
* Standardization of integration, such as IFE components
* Ergonomic standards for seats of all classes
* Contract proposals requiring contribution

ITASSA has the following working groups: OEM Interfaces & Processes; Regulatory Compliance and IFE & Emerging Technologies.

The ITASSA member companies are convinced that only thoroughly tested and original certified equipment will increase the trustworthiness image and enhance the trend-setting role of air traffic in the global mobility age.