Seats with adjustable backrest OAEM 40-252

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Seats with adjustable backrest OAEM 40-252

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Hello!

We have a 2004 DA-40. Is it possible to install OAM 40-252 after the fact? Anyone know the cost?

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The seats could easily be replaced in theory. The problem is that the XLT “kit” for this includes the back seats, side panels, carpets etc. and is something like $30k. Whether the seats can be bought alone remains to be seen.
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Got a price of $7500+ each. Ouch!
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Yikes! I was thinking about doing this on the copilot side (my son is 6' 4", with a long torso. It limits his ability to enjoy longer flights. At 6 ', I don't have a problem. I guess he will just have to be uncomfortable... ;)
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Post by Colin »

I did this to our DA42. It seemed like a crazy amount of money to spend on seats, especially since my brother had just bought an entire PLANE for a little more than that.

But it changed how useable the plane is. We used to need to land every two and a half or three hours. Out of curiosity we once stretched it to five hours forty-five minutes with the new seats. So it's expensive, but it's like we bought a different plane.
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