The Airbus FO seat has now been received. They are heavy in nature, weighing approximately 80 kg; the bulk of the weight is from the electronic actuators at the base of the seats. 115 VAC 3 phase is required to operate the electrical functions of the seat – fortunately, there are also manual controls allowing you to change the height of the seat, recline, slide out of position (similar to a Boeing J Rail setup), and adjust lumbar support.
The seat will have to be mounted on a frame, and onto the floor boards. Richard, our engineering friend has again helped with the design of the aluminium structure. An acquaintance has also managed to send us a quick video of the metal frame below the floor boards on an operating Airbus.