Airbus India helps UUO Innovation to develop as travel pillow startup

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UUO Innovation, a Bengaluru-based company, has been backed by Airbus India in order to develop it as a travel pillow startup. Airbus has uplifted the company using the internal team of engineers who have designed a travel pillow that provides easy to long haul passengers on aircraft.

The development for the startup was incubated at Airbus Bizlab India, which will support the market launch of the product named napEazy.

“International air travel is growing. So is the market for products that ease the pain of long-haul flights. napEazy is ergonomic and offers a unique resting and sleeping experience. The opportunity and guidance provided by Airbus to develop this product is invaluable,” Soham Narayan Patel, CEO and co-founder of UUO Innovation said.

A commercial aircraft manufacturer, with Space and Defence as well as Helicopters Divisions, Airbus is the largest aeronautics and space company in Europe and a worldwide leader. The company has aircraft and helicopter final assembly lines across Asia, Europe and the Americas, and has achieved a more than sixfold order book increase since 2000.

The patented design was developed as an internal project by Airbus employees at the Airbus India facilities in Bengaluru.

“Airbus always seeks to foster innovation and entrepreneurship. India has some of the most brilliant engineers on the planet and we are proud that we could support two of our employees to become full time entrepreneurs with a thoughtful product,” Suraj Chettri, Head of Human Resources, Airbus India and South Asia, said.

napEazy comfort kit is expected to be launched in the market by August 2019.

Besides Airbus, some of the renowned aviation giants include Bombardier, Boeing, Embraer, General Dynamics and Spirit AeroSystems.

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