Recaro has a customer for their new long haul Economy Class seat – with Qatar Airways will be deploying them in the first instance.
The new long haul Economy Seat – the CL3810 is the successor to the CL3710 seat. These seats are available both for the Narrow Body and Wide Body markets, with Qatar Airways ordering 20 shipsets for its Airbus A321neo fleet.
Qatar Airways is one of the first airlines to select the CL3810, which was unveiled in 2020. The customized seat features offer a wider backrest for increased comfort and privacy, as well as a six-way headrest with an adjustable neck support feature.
The newest addition to the economy class portfolio, the CL3810 is a combination of innovative ergonomic technology, premium comfort cushions with layered foam, and lightweight smart engineering. The seat’s unique shape was designed to support the passenger’s points of tension, which reflects the award-winning design of the RecaroAutomotive sport seat.
Compared to its predecessor, the CL3810 offers an additional inch of living space, a more advanced articulated seat pan, and a wider backrest to enhance row-to-row privacy.
Sustainability was also considered in the seat development with seat weight being reduced by more than 15% when compared to the CL3710, which can save airlines thousands in fuel costs and optimize cabin performance. The seats are comprised of long-lasting and durable materials that help extend the life cycle of seats and minimize the total cost of ownership for airlines.
Dr Mark Hiller, CEO and Shareholder at Recaro Aircraft Seating said:
“Partnering with Qatar Airways is always energizing because they expect nothing less than excellence in all aspects of their business,”
“We anticipated the CL3810 being a game-changer for the economy class seat segment, which has been confirmed now that Qatar Airways, a five-star airline, has selected it.”
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr Akbar Al Baker said:
“We are pleased to be one of the first global airlines to select the CL3810 Economy Class seat – Recaro’s latest, sustainable and advanced seating product,”
“Established nearly two decades ago, our long-term partnership with Recaro Aircraft Seating reflects our confidence in the supplier’s exemplified designs and technology.”
And about the CL3810…
The CL3810 is a pretty good seat. So good that I had a long sit in one on Monday at Recaro headquarters.
And I have more than a few positive thoughts on this seat. I’ll be sharing them over the next few days as I ponder how long haul economy class travel could evolve further.
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