Posted on: 12 October 2015 by Ross McSweeny
easyJet has revealed plans to retrofit Recaro’s SL3510 seating on 56 of its existing Airbus A320 aircraft and to equip the seat on 100 new A320neos.
For this purpose, easyJet has ordered 30,000 SL3510 seats. 10,000 will be used for retrofit whilst the remaining 20,000 will be installed on new aircraft. The carrier also has an option for a further 20,000 seats to equip an additional 100 new aircraft.
The plans, which see Recaro becoming easyJet’s sole line-fit seat supplier for the next several years, build on the relationship the carrier began with Recaro in 2013.
Warwick Brady, easyJet’s chief operating officer, commented, “As Europe’s leading airline we focus our objectives on ensuring flying with us is as easy and affordable for customers as we can make it. With Recaro Aircraft Seating, we have the ideal partner at our side. The SL3510 won us over with its combination of increased space and lightweight design.”
“We’re very pleased about the extension of our exclusive partnership with easyJet and the order for our economy class product SL3510. The seat’s enhanced living space combined with its low weight has made it a benchmark in the short-range segment,” explained Recaro’s CEO, Mark Hiller. “With its innovative and ecologically attractive portfolio of features, the seat which won the Crystal Cabin Award convinced many of our customers.”