Table Mechanism
Minimum space for maximum function

Requirements for premium cabins go beyond the obvious and what is visible to the naked eye. Over decades Bucher has continued to refine its expertise in developing moving components and mechanisms for aircraft interiors.

Today, our solutions for VIP / high-end applications in airplanes or ground vehicle cabins go beyond looking good or accomplishing a specific task. Passenger interaction with movable parts is an important feature of the travelling experience. The tangible difference between common and excellent cabin mechanisms is evident in their feel and sound during operation.

Folding tray tables are great examples of the maximum expressions of Bucher’s know-how, experience, and sophisticated design aesthetic. We consistently meet the highest expectations in functionality and comfort for our customers.

Our Customers – aircraft seat manufacturers, automotive, railway integrators or completion centers – are constantly seeking innovative table solutions to address their ever increasing passenger and operator demands. Bucher folding tray tables are the answer. If you can imagine it, we can create it.

Our key features

  • Smart kinematics for maximum passenger comfort
  • Tested longevity and endurance of table mechanisms
  • VIP, first-class, business-class and premium economy table applications
  • Comfort and functionality
  • Lightweight
  • Low cost of ownership


Bucher deployable tray tables are the perfect interior solution to provide a functional, elegant and lightweight flat surface to passengers. Our customers benefit from our extensive experience and knowledge in this area, which allows us to minimize design iterations, reduce technical risks, and provide access to a large portfolio of existing tray table solutions.

With our in-service proven designs, we offer the possibility to recombine components to meet the unique requirements of each project.

Our expertise covers all relevant aspects of table mechanisms, ensuring that every detail is accounted for. When working with Bucher, you benefit from over 30 years of experience in tray tables for aviation customers and from in-house competences and capabilities to ensure highest quality level in design and manufacturing.

Functional principle

Installation concepts – a large variety of mounting concepts are possible, and any volume or integration restrictions can be met.

Deployment alternatives – rotating vs. translating motion, bifold vs. single leaf table top, manual vs. force-assisted vs. full-automatic

Positional adjustability – all rotational and translational adjustments of table top possible in deployed position, key for passenger comfort

Latching concepts – critical for the certification of the whole seat assembly, e.g. push-pull, press-button, manual lock

Additional products and options

  • Variety of deployment options are possible: manual, assisted and full-automatic
  • Lowest cost of ownership and highest levels of reliability by avoiding electrical motors, actuators and sensors in our designs

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