RECARO Aircraft Seating to Equip Qantas "Project Sunrise" Economy Cabin with new CL3810 seat

A dozen A350 aircraft will be equipped with the newest economy class seats from RECARO

Schwaebisch Hall, Germany, June 19, 2023 –  RECARO Aircraft Seating (RECARO) was selected to equip the Qantas A350 economy cabin with the brand-new CL3810 seat. This is the first time the award-winning CL3810 will be used on record breaking non-stop flights from Australia to any city in the world.

The airline is slated to take delivery of  its first A350 in late 2025, a total of 140 seats to be installed on each of the 12 A350-1000 aircraft and are a part of “Project Sunrise.”

 Pitched at 33” with a generous 6” recline, the CL3810 has a  six-way adjustable headrest, articulating seat pan  for added comfort when reclining, and custom-shaped cushions  to provide long-haul passengers with an enhanced sleeping experience. Built with a lightweight structure, the CL3810 is nearly 15% lighter than its predecessor. The seat also offers passengers extra knee space.

 “Our partnership with Qantas has grown and evolved over almost 20 years, however, one thing hasn’t changed: the united commitment to push the boundary of travel innovation,” said Dr. Mark Hiller, CEO of RECARO Aircraft Seating and RECARO Holding. “‘Project Sunrise’ allows the seat’s design and ergonomic innovations to shine through, and I am confident our CL3810 will play a key role in providing a comfortable passenger journey.”

Both the Qantas and RECARO teams collaborated to introduce features, enhancing passenger’s convenience and comfort. Travelers can look forward to the latest inflight entertainment system, the Panasonic Astrova with a 13.3-inch OLED screen, 3D spatial audio, Bluetooth, 4K resolution, and 67W of USB-C power at every seat to keep passenger electronic devices fully charged throughout the flight.

“While the Qantas A350 will have a high percentage of premium seats onboard, most customers will travel in the Premium Economy and Economy cabins so maximising comfort and wellbeing across all cabins was a priority,” said Qantas Group Chief Executive Officer Alan Joyce. “Economy travellers will have an OLED 13” TV screen, foot net and convenient storage space within arms’ reach to store glasses and personal items. The team has spent extensive time testing ergonomics, lumbar support and breathability of the seat fabrics in the new Economy seat which will have 33 inches of legroom.”

Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, Qantas is one of the oldest continuously operating airlines in the world, first launching flights in outback Australia in 1920 with one biplane. Today, the “Spirit of Australia” flies more than 20 million passengers to 95 destinations around the world and throughout Australia on its fleet of over 200  aircraft.

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