The PAXCOM Experience

Convincing Benefits for Passengers, Airlines and Seat Designers

Electric actuators from Bühler Motor have long been installed in the first-class seats of many airlines. Since 2013 Bühler Motor has also been able to offer a complete system for integrated seat adjustment for First Class, Business Class, Premium Economy Seats and VIP Seating. This system, named PAXCOM, is the result of cooperation between Bühler Motor and its development partner Dornier Technologie. The two partners have combined their wide experience and skill to develop PAXCOM. PAXCOM stands for high passenger comfort, simplified maintenance and data logging, flexible seat architecture, and high level technical requirements based on market demands.

PAXCOM - The Seat Control and Actuation System

  • An intelligent system for seat control and actuation to provide solutions for variable seat kinematics: Modular CAN-based Seat Actuation System, scalable from Cockpit Seat up to Super First Class Seat, usable for Aviation & Train Seat Applications
  • Enhanced Connectivity for easy implementation of discrete and/or smart buyer-furnished equipment (BFE)
  • Multiple Smart Actuator families available to support a variety of seat kinematics
  • Innovative maintenance concept with advanced data logging & analysis



  • 2520M1F001200, Electrical Seat Actuation System
  • ABD0100, Equipment Design – General Requirements for Suppliers
  • ABD0031, Fire Worthiness Requirements - Pressurized Section of Fuselage


  • D6-36440, Standard Cabin System Requirements Document
  • D6-44588, Electrical Requirements for Utilization Equipment Installed on
  • Commercial Transport Airplanes
  • D6-51377, Airplane Fire Worthiness Design Criteria - Pressurized Compartments


  • RTCA/DO160G, Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment
  • RTCA/DO178B, Software Considerations in Airborne Systems and Equipment Certification