Recaro Aircraft Seating partnered with Panasonic Avionics Corp. to unveil a new in-flight entertainment seat-end solution installed on the CL3810 economy class seat. The launch took place on the first day of the 2022 Aircraft Interior Expo (AIX) trade show in Hamburg, Germany.
The lightweight approach to seating taken by Recaro is further enhanced by the weight savings from the IFE solution. Both Astrova, by Panasonic Avionics, and CL3810 seat are also built with modularity in-mind to minimize maintenance costs for airlines.
The seamless integration of the Astrova seat-end solution into the CL3810 aims to optimize the passenger journey for single-aisle and twin-aisle aircraft. While experiencing the comforts of the CL3810 seat, travelers can simultaneously enjoy entertainment amenities such as a 4K OLED screen with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Panasonic’s award-winning Bluetooth technology, as well as 67W of USB-C power to fast-charge smart devices.
“It was an honor to be selected by Panasonic Avionics as the launch partner for their Astrova seat-end solution,” said Dr. Mark Hiller, CEO of Recaro Aircraft Seating and Recaro Holding. “Our aligned visions of transforming the passenger experience and supporting airlines with unmatched customer service has allowed us to work well together throughout this process. Congratulations to Panasonic on the launch of their new flagship product.”
Ken Sain, CEO at Panasonic Avionics said, “We would like to congratulate Recaro on the launch of their CL3810 economy class seat. We are excited to be working with them to demonstrate how two companies can collaborate and help airlines achieve their business goals. We believe that this powerful seat and IFE combination is an excellent example of solutions that reduce cost, improve passenger comfort, meet sustainability goals, drive passenger loyalty, and increase revenue.”