ELeather is the pioneer of engineered leather. Our revolutionary process transforms leather into advanced materials while achieving a significantly lower environmental footprint. Developed specifically for the aviation market, The Flight Collection maintains the quality and integrity of traditional leather while building in advanced performance characteristics resulting in a lightweight material with unbeatable strength. Unlike any other aviation textile, engineered leather looks better, lasts longer and reduces aircraft weight, offering airlines significant fuel savings.
Airline operators have a great need to impress customers and drive a more comfortable flying experience in order to generate repeat business. One of the solutions is to enhance the cabin interior with a material that won’t wear quickly, sag or stretch after prolonged periods of use.
Engineered leather enables airlines to achieve luxurious look and feel of full grain leather with the benefit of enhanced performance. Designed to outlast other materials, it retains its high-quality ‘just been crafted’ look for longer. Durability tests show ELeather is up to five times more durable than other aviation materials.
ELeather products are similarity approved by many large seat makers and are recommended as the material of choice for improved durability, enhanced cabin experience and passenger comfort. Four out of five largest airlines fly ELeather and have had seats in service for over five years that have virtually no signs of wear.`
Due to its lightweight properties, engineered leather helps airlines reduce carbon emissions and fuel costs. Using ELeather results in reduced fuel burn on take-off and subsequent savings of up to $10k per annum (per narrow body aircraft compared to traditional leather).
Built in functionality makes the product scuff and scratch resistant giving it a longer lifetime. This means less replacements need to be manufactured contributing to further savings for airline operators. Additionally, using engineered leather reduces the need for deep cleans and improves turnaround times between flights.
ELeather delivers a 90% usable area per 5 sqm (based on typical seating upholstery application) compared to maximum of 70% for leather resulting in less waste and higher yield per roll.
Improved cost of ownership is another benefit as ELeather provides enhanced in-service performance to reduce the need for deep cleans and regular maintenance. Our engineered leather can be wiped clean easily and quickly to remove spillages and reduce the risk of staining the material. Not to mention it removes the need to carry a full spare set of covers onboard.
As a result there is minimal on-wing maintenance which, coupled with the ease of cleaning, results in savings on seat refurbishment and improved in cost of ownership. Some of our LCC customers have in-service seats of over eight years that show minimal signs of aging and wear.
Our engineered leather is a result of advanced technological innovation and a vision that high quality, luxury product can be manufactured sustainably. ELeather offers the industry’s lightest leather-based aviation material with uncompromised performance. Our engineered leather is a stable, predictable material to use which makes cutting and patterning more efficient.
It’s up to five times more durable than other aviation materials, and due to controlled stretch the finished seat cover will maintain its form and shape for longer. The material looks and feels just like full grain leather and retains its ‘just been crafted’ look for longer reducing the frequency of fleet refurbishments.
ELeather’s aviation products are rigorously tested in-house and by third parties to ensure they meet customer and partner quality and certification standards. Our technical specifications demonstrate all industry requirements for flammability, plus relevant smoke and quality tests are passed.
At ELeather, we’re aware that quality products drive exceptional customer experiences and have developed our materials to look and feel just as luxurious as full grain leather. By focusing on our customers’ needs and their customers’ needs, engineered leather is designed to deliver better experiences all around.
Trends shape customer expectations and experiences and with a mix of stock and bespoke colourways, combined with multiple grains, textures and designs we’re able to deliver the most customisable and unique experiences possible.
Thanks to our more hygienic, clean, durable and stylish solutions, we allow airlines to deliver superb experiences time and time again. ELeather is the material of choice by some of the world’s largest brands such as Nike and American Airlines.
ELeather offers a wide range of grain finishes from traditional leather grains to woven textures and geometric patterns, giving designers great versatility. Our engineered leather is perfect for additional design treatments such as print, lamination, embossing and stitching. Our customers are able to select best colour and grain combination to reflect and compliment their brand thanks to our bespoke colour match service and in-house design support function.
We keep on top on industry trends to refresh our collections regularly allowing airlines and design agencies to lean on us in pursue of colours and grains reflecting current and future trends in fashion world and beyond.