Caynova announces the World  1st  Seat Heating and Cooling System for Aircraft Seats


Langenthal, March 2023

In March 2023, Caynova announced the introduction of the world’s 1st Seat Heating and Cooling System (HCS) for aircraft seats.

Thermal comfort is individual and greatly influences the well-being of a passenger. Caynova's Seat Heating and Cooling System offers individually adjustable microclimates to aircraft passengers. Understanding the human body and developing comfort features that meet airworthiness requirements is our focus. The new system provides a unique comfort for the passenger by giving them individual temperature control over their own seat.

Anticipating the rapidly changing needs of the aircraft seating market

Caynova is the first in the industry offering aviation grade HCS for aircraft seats. Caynova’s HCS has been qualified and certified in accordance with the EASA/FAA airworthiness regulations and Caynova’s HCS fills a comfort gap for the commercial aviation sector, introducing what has been standard in the automotive industry for years. The system is based on Gentherm technology and is modular, so its components can be easily combined and integrated in any seat concept.

Lufthansa Group (LHG): World premier for Caynova’s HCS

Caynova’s HCS is a key component of LHG’s passenger comfort for their first and business class seats. More than 100 new Lufthansa Group aircrafts, such as Boeing 787-9s, Airbus A350s and Boeing 777-9s, will offer the innovative features worldwide. The introduction starts in 2023 on 787-900 on Lufthansa flights and Swiss will offer the well-being experience starting in 2024.

Carsten Spohr, Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, said:  "We want to set new, unprecedented standards for our guests. The largest investment in premium products in our company's history underlines our claim to continue to be the leading western premium airline of the future.

Cesar Uparela, Chief Commercial Officer of Caynova , commented: “With our vision of turning flying into personalized well-being, we help our customers to differentiate and win in a competitive market. Open and ongoing dialogues with our customers drive the direction of our products.

Caynova worked closely with LHG and various seat manufacturers to ensure the thermal features met the distinctive vision of the airline. The comfort and functionality have been designed to achieve the highest well-being and to differentiate LHG’s premium product. It is this approach that leads to long-lasting relationships with customers such as LHG and it’s why Caynova is focused on anticipating the rapidly changing needs of the aircraft seating market.

Further information can be found at and/or
Cesar Uparela, CCO, Caynova AG, Phone +41 62 919 06 00

About Caynova

Caynova is the only supplier of thermal and comfort features for business and first-class aircraft seats. Our customer base features the world’s top airlines including Lufthansa, Swiss, Air Canada, Etihad Airways, and others. With increasing market share and an expanding product portfolio, Caynova’s Well-Being features are installed on all major aircraft platforms, including Airbus A330, A350 and A380 and Boeing B747, B777 and B787.

© Photos courtesy of Lufthansa Group