Airbus selects Recaro as seat supplier for the A350 XWB

Contract signed between Airbus and Recaro Aircraft Seating

Schwaebisch Hall/Hamburg. Recaro Aircraft Seating signed a contract with Airbus on February 11, 2010 with the intention to offer CL3620 economy class seats for A350 XWB aircraft. Passengers can benefit from the outstanding comfort and maximized legroom of the seat, which won the 2009 Crystal Cabin Award.

According to the contract, Airbus will include the Recaro CL3620 economy class seat in its A350 XWB catalogue upon successful qualification. This is the first agreement reached directly between Recaro Aircraft Seating and Airbus to supply seats under ACS (Airbus Contracted Supplier).

"We are delighted that our company was selected as an ACS supplier for the A350 XWB," explained Axel Kahsnitz, Recaro Aircraft Seating CEO. "This contract is a major milestone that confirms our standing as a powerful partner in the seat industry. We managed to satisfy Airbus with our products as well as our processes and skills."

The decision was preceded by a comprehensive selection procedure which included a series of audits by Airbus. The CL3620 seat design is based on the unique single-beam principle that replaces the two conventional support beams with a single beam. This gives the CL3620 a much leaner profile and significantly increases legroom. Even with a short seat pitch, passengers can enjoy unparalleled personal space. Innovations including the flexible material in the headrest, the foot net and an ultra-thin backrest add up to an exceptionally comfortable experience for passengers.

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