Posted on: 06 April 2016 by Mark Howells
Alaska Airlines has ordered 37 shipsets of economy and business class seats from Recaro Aircraft Seating for its new Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 737 MAX 9 aircraft, continuing the companies five-year partnership.
By the end of 2016, in excess of 80% of the main and first class cabins on Alaska Airlines’ fleet will be equipped with seats from the German aircraft seat manufacturer. The newly ordered seats will be produced at Recaro Aircraft Seating’s factory in Fort Worth, Texas, and are slated to be delivered to Alaska Airlines shortly before the airline receives its first 737 MAX 8 delivery.“We are excited to renew our partnership with Alaska on the Boeing 737 MAX,” said Sunitha Vegerla, general manager of Recaro Aircraft Seating Americas, Inc. “We are proud to have developed a very strong relationship with Alaska Airlines over the last five years. Both companies set themselves apart through quality and innovation and this is also reflected in the way we work together. We are both driven by the same objective – to provide the best possible onboard experience for travellers.”