Recaro A/S has scored another order for its seats – for Shenzhen Airlines.
The airline is ordering seats for its Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, with 300 CL5710 seats (the electric-powered business recliner seat) and 5500 Bl3530 seats in economy class.
This marks the first time the CL5710 has been flown aboard a Chinese carrier.
The CL5710 is a pretty comfortable seat in the tests I’ve tried with Recaro – with lumbar support, extendable leg-rest and adjustable headrest. It also is electrically powered – a rarity for short-to-medium haul seats (where most are manually controlled).
The airline also is installing the BL3530 seat in economy class.
This is a lightweight seat option that’s popular across airlines, and has been evolving for some time, with upgrades to it that allow storage and shelving space for tables or e-book readers to be mounted by a passenger.
Again, this is a pretty reasonable seat in economy class (depending of seat pitch deployed).
Shenzhen Airlines fly in 58 destinations in mainland China, as well as to Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Thailand and Singapore. The airline is also a Star Alliance member, connecting to global destinations.
Looking at the options chosen, Shenzhen Airlines have gone for some reasonable options for passenger comfort – which still matters in the short to mid-haul market.
Again, the devil will be in the detail in the exact configuration and pitching
The seats are flying in the air now with Shenzhen Airlines.
Disclosure: Kevin was a guest of Recaro at the Aircraft Interiors Expo 2018, where the seats were tried, and pictures were taken.
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