GURUGRAM- RECARO Aircraft Seating, a renowned global provider of aircraft seating solutions, has been chosen by Air India (AI) as the preferred partner for premium economy and economy seating in their widebody aircraft.
This collaboration entails the installation of over 22,000 RECARO seats through both linefit and retrofit programs within the next five to six years.
Air India New RECARO Seats
Air India, a prominent global airline in India, has opted for the award-winning CL3710 and the recently introduced CL3810 for their economy class. At the same time, the premium PL3530 will enhance the premium economy cabin.
The initial phase of this partnership involves retrofitting 40 Boeing 787 and 777 aircraft with CL3710 and PL3530 seats, scheduled to commence service in 2024. The same seat configuration will be maintained for 12 A350 and 787 line-fit aircraft set to enter service in 2025.
In a recent development, Air India has extended their commitment by placing an additional order for 34 A350 and Boeing 787 aircraft. These will feature a new seating layout with CL3810 and PL3530 seats in the economy and premium economy cabins, respectively.
“We are excited to commence this venture with Air India, being honored recipients of this significant accolade,” stated Dr. Mark Hiller, CEO at RECARO Aircraft Seating and RECARO Holding.
“RECARO is eager to initiate collaboration, introducing our innovative seating solutions and exceptional customer service to complement Air India’s globally recognized standard of high-quality service.”
Campbell Wilson, CEO and MD of Air India, expressed, “We are pleased to enter into this partnership with Recaro Aircraft Seating. This collaboration will enhance the passenger experience during this transformative period for Air India, adding value to our passenger-centric approach and making us more competitive on the global aviation stage.”
The PL3530, designed for premium economy class travelers, provides unmatched comfort, functionality, ample storage, and a generous 7” recline. The economy-class CL3710, distinguished by multiple design accolades, features a six-way adjustable headrest with neck support, enhancing sleeping comfort.
Crafted with customization and modularity in mind, the CL3810 amalgamates comfort innovations with a sleek, modern aesthetic for economy-class travelers.
Featuring spacious seating, ample legroom, a six-way adjustable headrest, and lumbar support, the CL3810 sets a new standard for comfort on long-haul flights.
New IFE and Interiors
All seats will feature Air India’s distinctive custom trim and finish, with the latest in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems seamlessly integrated into each seat.
The ergonomic and sustainable principles are upheld by all three seats, and the distinctive RECARO comfort features are designed to ensure a relaxed passenger experience.
The unique seat design incorporates durable and lightweight materials, contributing to an extended seat life cycle while concurrently supporting a reduced carbon footprint for the aircraft.
Air India, a leading global airline in India, boasts an extensive network with non-stop flights to 39 international destinations in 27 countries, connecting 45 cities within India.
With a groundbreaking order of 470 aircraft, Air India currently operates 117 aircraft in its fleet and anticipates receiving a new aircraft every six days throughout 2024. As a member of the Star Alliance, Air India provides seamless connectivity to passengers worldwide.
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