Cabin Systems: mcX

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Cabin Systems: mcX

Brand Expertise: P.L. PORTER

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mcX Premium Seat Modular Control System

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The mcX™ Premium Seat Modular Control System delivers the ultimate passenger experience on business and first class seats. mcX offers maximum flexibility to seat manufacturers, lower cost of ownership to airlines, and an enhanced experience to passengers.

  • Business and first-class seating
  • Patented “smart unit” modular architecture
  • Flexible and expandable – easy to add and update features
  • Enhanced diagnostic capabilities
  • Smooth, quiet passenger experience 

The mcX system uses a distributed control architecture, which allows individual modules to operate independently from a central controller. The result is a quick acting, smooth, and smart system. The patented modular architecture and primary / secondary CANBUS system allows for rapid system expansion and simple, low cost peripheral add-ons.

Passengers enjoy smooth, quiet, responsive seat motion with seamless integration of peripheral systems. Airlines enjoy a flexible, reliable system that can be easily expanded or upgraded. mcX systems are installed on carriers around the globe, with adoption rates rising worldwide.


  • Patented “smart unit” modular architecture
  • Integrated seat and passenger accessory control via CANBUS
  • Enhanced diagnostic and prognostic capabilities
  • Quiet operation
  • Patented “safety zone” collision avoidance system

Markets | Applications

airline seats

Seat Actuation

  • Seat pan
    - Vertical and horizontal motion
  • Headrest tilt
  • Leg rest
  • Arm rest
  • Back rest
  • Foot rest 
airline seating
  • Lighting
  • Climate control
  • In-seat power
  • In-flight entertainment
  • Passenger control unit
  • Lumbar support
  • Massage




  • Linear thru-shaft actuator
  • Linear extension shaft actuator
  • Full-sized rotary actuator
  • Compact rotary actuator
power supply

Power Supply

  • Power supply module
  • 180W and 250W options
accessory module

Accessory Modules

  • Passenger control modules
  • Auxiliary interface module
  • Legacy actuator module


  • Lumbar control and bladder system
  • Active inflation
  • Active and passive deflation options