New Recaro business class seat CL5510 takes off with Cathay Pacific

Airline ordered new Recaro seat for medium-haul flights

Schwaebisch Hall, Germany. Cathay Pacific is implementing a new business class seat by Recaro Aircraft Seating: The airline has ordered seats of the type Comfort Line 5510 for regional business class flights. The delivery of the first shipsets has started in mid-September 2012.

“We are proud that Cathay Pacific awarded us the contract for such an extensive program: We developed a special business class seat tailored to the needs of the airline. With the multitalented CL5510 we are once again demonstrating our business class competence”, says Dr. Mark Hiller, Chief Executive Officer of Recaro Aircraft Seating.

Chief Sales Officer Andreas Lindemann adds: “The CL5510 is the typical Recaro blend of innovation, design, and quality. It includes all the features that make traveling a pleasure – a perfect combination of work, dining, entertainment, and relaxation. And this all is carried out in a modern design with a fixed backshell.”

The new seat CL5510 for regional business class flights can be perfectly integrated into cabin layouts in wide-body or singleaisle aircraft. Toby Smith, General Manager Product, Cathay Pacific says: “The Recaro seat CL5510 is the ideal business class solution for our medium-haul flights up to five hours: The seat features great comfort and generous living space as well as ample stowage room, and is weight-competitive.”

Maximum of comfort and space
The CL5510 maximizes living space with a seat pitch of 45 up to 47 inches, generously proportioned legroom in the backshell. The consistent focus on comfort and convenience is enhanced by ergonomic cushions and extra-wide armrests. The headrest features a 6-way adjustment for height and tilt along with folding side wings.

Minimal weight and generous stowage compartments
A combination of lightweight shell, weight-optimized kinematics and modern materials, make the CL5510 a benchmark in its class. No other seat with a fixed backshell and less than 95 kilograms per double compares in terms of living space and stowage compartments: The generous legroom in the shell can be used as a spacious compartment. Space for magazines, notebooks, or books can be found in the literature pocket in the center console. A separate compartment in the shell is designed to store an iPod or iPhone, which can be connected to the adjacent multiport. Coats and jackets can be hung on the coat hook on the aisle side of the seat.

Plenty of flat surface space
Furthermore, the CL5510 offers passengers plenty of flat surface space. A large cocktail table integrated into the center console has a pullout element on the front. A large two-piece dining table for inflight meals or for use as a convenient workspace is integrated into the backshell. Completely extended and folded out, the table offers substantial surface space measuring 11 inches deep by 16 inches wide.

Well organized inflight entertainment
Inflight entertainment is well organized with a multiport unit adjacent to the iPhone holder with connections for PC and iPod or iPhone cable. The seat control panel in the center console features a variety of adjustment options. While the takeoff/ landing position is preset, passengers can individually adjust the backrest angle and the legrest angle. The audio connect unit includes a headphone jack with channel selector and volume control.