Recaro delivers another 4,100 aircraft seats to TAP

Unrivaled comfort in all classes and aircraft types with Recaro seats

SCHWAEBISCH HALL, Germany and LISBON, Portugal. Germany's largest aircraft seat manufacturer and world market leader in economy class seats is delivering a further 4,100 innovative and comfortable aircraft seats to Portugal. The collaboration between Recaro Aircraft Seating and TAP Portugal will be further expanded. Following the Portuguese airline’s successful retrofit program in 2016 with Recaro’s lightweight SL3510 and BL3530 seats for their Airbus family of short and medium-haul flight aircraft, as well as the order of CL6710 business class seats, Recaro’s award-winning CL3710 seat will be entering TAP’s aircraft cabin.

“We offer our guests in all classes a consistently high seating quality. Thanks to Recaro’s outstanding seats, we were able to optimally design the cabin configuration in our aircrafts and create a uniform look and feel in our cabins,” says Trey Urbahn, Chief Commercial Officer of TAP Portugal. “With seats from Recaro, we are not only increasing passenger comfort but also our efficiency in the European competitive arena.”

More space with Ingenious Design

Recaro aircraft seats are known worldwide for their premium quality, short delivery times and comprehensive customer service. They offer airlines and passengers alike superb value – with business and environmental benefits for the operators and the best possible seating comfort, cleanliness and safety for passengers.

By installing the Recaro seats, TAP’s aircraft are significantly lighter, which helps save fuel and reduce CO2 emissions. Parts and materials for the seats have been greatly reduced and the seats are nonetheless extremely robust, which considerably reduces maintenance costs for the airlines. At the same time, seat comfort has been further enhanced. The ergonomic features of the seats are ideally adapted to passenger needs and consistently designed to ensure relaxed travel.

The interplay of functionality, ergonomics and aesthetics has a name: Recaro’s Ingenious Design. Comprehensive customer care, a real customer focus and fast response times convinced Airbus to award the long-established company from Schwaebisch Hall as an “Excellent Supplier” in 2016. The SL3510 economy class seats for short and medium-haul flights – weighing only nine kilograms – as well as Recaro's bestselling CL3710 seat for long-haul flights have also been honored with several international awards. Recaro’s BL3530 stands out with practical inflight entertainment solutions for connecting passenger-owned electronic devices. Its extremely slim, space-saving backrest and unique design also enable very efficient use of space in the cabin.

“The current retrofit program as well as the newly ordered CL3710 and CL6710 seats underscore our close ties with TAP. As a long-term TAP partner, we are very pleased to be involved in the development of the European airline and to contribute to a special travel experience for passengers on board,” says Dr. Mark Hiller, Chief Executive Office and Shareholder at Recaro Aircraft Seating.

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