The present application provides a seating assembly for use with a transition piece and a stage one nozzle of a gas turbine engine. The seating assembly may include a support member positioned between the transition piece and the stage one nozzle and a primary spring element positioned on the support member and in contact with the stage one nozzle. The primary spring element may include a single bend therein.
FEDERAL RESEARCH STATEMENT
 This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-FC26-05NT42643, awarded by the US Department of Energy (DOE). The Government has certain rights in this invention.