More news from Aircraft Interiors Expo, with KLM and Transavia selecting Recaro Aircraft Seating products for their new aircraft.
The airlines (KLM, Transavia and Transavia France) will utilise the Recaro BL3710 and SL3710 as part of the fleet transformation the airlines are engaging in.
The KLM aircraft will be configured in a hybrid layout, with the BL3710 being installed at the front of the cabin and followed by the SL3710. Transavia Airlines and Transavia France will be fully equipped with the SL3710.
A hybrid cabin showing the SL3710 and BL3710 – Image, Recaro.
BL3710 demonstration seating – Image, Recaro
The delivery of the BL3710 and SL3710 seats on the A320 and A321 aircraft is slated to begin in September 2023 for Transavia Holland and in October 2023 for Transavia France.
Both seats are customized with additional features, including a Bring Your Own Device holder (for KLM only) and a high-power USB-C outlet in the backrest, which will help passengers stay connected during the flight. In addition, redesigned backrests on both the SL3710 and BL3710 will further enhance passenger comfort whilst having a weight reduction benefit.
The seats are both lightweight in their design, which supports in reducing fuel costs and carbon emissions for the aircraft. The slim backrest of the Recaro SL3710 enhances living space and maximizes comfort, while the BL3710 supports passengers on short and medium-haul flights with its ergonomic seat design.
Dr. Mark Hiller, CEO of Recaro Aircraft Seating and Recaro Holding stated
“Our flexible and dynamic customer team, in tandem with our aligned goals on sustainability, has resulted in a strong partnership with KLM, Transavia Airlines and Transavia France,”
“I am confident that our seats will serve their passengers well for many years to come.”
Boet Kreiken, EVP Customer Experience at KLM.
“After an intense tender process we were happy as KLM and both Transavia Airlines in France and the Netherlands to jointly select the Recaro new seats even tough in our own 3 airline specifications,”
“The right combination of comfort, reliability, weight, sustainability, carbon footprint reduction and economics led to the decision to work again with Recaro.”
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