Newest Recaro economy class seat reduces carbon footprint with sustainable design

Schwaebisch Hall, Germany, 29 August 2019 – Recaro Aircraft Seating is helping to reduce the carbon footprint thanks to the sustainable design of its newest economy class seat. This is one of numerous green solutions that Recaro has introduced to significantly lower the weight of aircrafts, save fuel and help set a new environmental standard for the industry.

As the demand for air travel continues to grow, the aviation industry must produce innovative solutions that promote sustainability. In an effort to practice environmental and social responsibility, Recaro has invested in innovation and research to develop lighter seats with longer life cycles.

Designed with a clear focus on economic and ecologic efficiency, the SL3710 reflects Recaro’s dedication to creating premium quality products that are also sustainable. The SL3710 is 1.5 kilograms lighter than its predecessor, so more seats can be fitted for an aircraft, while still offering passengers an ergonomically-optimized seat with ample living space, even in small pitches. In addition, cabin weight reduction can save airlines a several thousand euros in fuel costs per year.

Dr. Hiller, CEO and Shareholder of Recaro Aircraft Seating: “Like the rest of society, we at Recaro are committed to protecting the environment. Although our industry is faced with unique challenges when implementing environmentally-friendly practices, it is possible to minimize carbon emissions as long as we are all working towards the same goal. From identifying new ways to improve the efficiency of every flight, to implementing innovative green energy practices at our manufacturing sites, we are constantly looking for ways to build a more sustainable future.”

In addition to the production of efficient seats, Recaro is continuously looking at innovations that support sustainability, including internal programs that promote recycling and saving energy.