Recaro Aircraft Seating SL3710 economy class seat is taking flight – this time aboard Wizz Air’s brand-new Airbus A321neo.
A total of 146 shipsets will be delivered to Wizz Air through to 2027.
For Wizz Air, the SL3710 will be helpful. The seat comes in at only 9kg per seat (27kg per triple). It is designed for short-haul flights and met the needs of Wizz Air, as the low-cost carrier is committed to achieving high fuel efficiency.
The seat’s energy-saving design enables high-density layouts while still accommodating passengers of various heights with its pre-reclined feature. In addition, Recaro uses a unique seat building process to ensure minimal impact to the environment during production.
Mark Hiller, CEO and Shareholder at Recaro Aircraft Seating said:
“The SL3710 is a natural fit on Wizz Air’s new Airbus A321neo, since the main goal is to conserve weight and extend the life cycle of the seat without sacrificing comfort,”
“The cornerstone of our partnership with Wizz Air is our ability to provide quick and effective support, which is only possible due to our global network of customer service teams.”
Michael Delehant, Executive Vice President and Group Chief Operations Officer at Wizz Air said
“We are delighted to have received our first Airbus A321neo aircraft with Recaro seats. Not only are these seats comfortable and durable, but due to their lightweight design they support Wizz Air’s goal to reduce its emissions by 25% withing the decade,”
“We are confident that our passengers will also like the new ergonomic design and fine materials used for the seats.”
Comfort whilst keeping the costs low
The SL3710 is filed into the “not too bad” category, depending on the segment length and how it has been configured in the cabin. For Wizz Air, passenger comfort won’t be the top priority – it will be the ability to fit as many passengers ins possible, whilst carrying low-weight seats to reduce the fuel burn – and thus reduce costs.
It’s still welcoming to see airlines install new-generation seats that can offer an acceptable experience in the air, rather than going to other designs that haven’t been through design changes that meet the challenge of dense seating and comfort.
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