Recaro Aircraft Seating has received an order for 4,700 economy and business class seats from Calgary, Canada-based WestJet. The Canadian airline is equipping ten Boeing long-haul aircraft with CL3710 seats. For short and medium-haul routes, Recaro will also be supplying BL3520 economy class seats and CL4710 business class seats (pictured) for 10 of the airline’s aircraft. The seat deliveries will begin in 2018.
“Recaro impressed us with its intelligent design and fast delivery times,” said Tim Croyle, executive vice-president of WestJet. “Equipping the cabins of our new Boeing 787 Dreamliner and B737 MAX aircraft with these world-class seats, we are confident our guests will be impressed with the comfort and uncompromising quality of the CL3710 and BL3520 economy class seats and CL4710 business class seats.”
At less than 12kg, the CL3710 long-haul economy class seat is one of the lightest products in its class. The ergonomic headrest can be adjusted in six different ways which adapts to passengers of different heights and statures while ensuring optimized neck support.
On short-haul routes, WestJet will be deploying Recaro seats throughout the entire B737 MAX cabins. The BL3520, which will be used in economy, offers advanced lightweight design and passenger comfort.
The Canadian airline selected the CL4710 for its business class on short and medium-haul routes. The business-class seat features a variety of stowage compartments for personal belongings. A leg rest, which can be adjusted in length and angle to adapt to the needs of individual passengers, contributes to comfort. The seats can also be equipped with state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment systems.
“We are extremely proud that WestJet is equipping its new aircraft with best-in-class Recaro seats for its long-haul flights as well as its short and medium-haul routes,” said Dr. Mark Hiller, CEO and shareholder of Recaro Aircraft Seating.