Qatar Airways‘ Boeing 787 takes off with Recaro

Major order for Recaro Aircraft Seating

Schwaebisch Hall, Germany. Qatar Airways is taking delivery of its first Boeing 787: On November 13, 2012, the “Dreamliner” is taking off for its first flight from Seattle to Doha – with economy-class seats from Recaro Aircraft Seating on board. Qatar Airways ordered several thousand Recaro Comfort Line 3620 seats for the airline’s B787 and A350 fleets.

“We are proud that Qatar Airways selected Recaro seats for installation in the new Boeing 787 fleet”, says Dr. Mark Hiller, Chief Executive Officer of Recaro Aircraft Seating. “The 5-star airline places high priority on cabin interiors. That is why it chose the Recaro CL3620, our top-class product for the economy class. This seat set new standards in ergonomics and design for long-haul flights.”

“The CL3620 proves that comfortable travel with great passenger comfort and living space in economy class is possible”, adds Chief Sales Officer Andreas Lindemann. “Thanks to the seat’s lean shape based on the single-beam concept, passengers can enjoy more legroom even with a relatively short seat pitch.” The ultra-thin backrest offers outstanding comfort. Other features include flexible materials in the headrest and in the backrest as well as the latest IFE system integration.

As the launch customer, Qatar first introduced the CL3620 in their single-aisle fleet in 2009. Recaro Aircraft Seating is present with economy class products in all aircraft and business class products in nearly all single-aisle as well as several wide-body aircraft operated by Qatar Airways.