Seat manufacturer Recaro and Embraer have inked a deal to develop a Supplier Furnished Equipment (SFE) catalogue of seats for E1 and E2 aircraft. The SFE catalogue will include the bestselling BL3710 and SL3710 economy class seats, and will be available for linefit and retrofit configurations.
Development of the SFE catalogue will kick off in Q3 2023. Seats will become eligible for offers in mid-2024. Recaro says that airlines and lessors with short lead times will benefit from the catalogue’s pre-certified seats and quick turnaround time.
“Embraer choosing Recaro to provide seats for the catalogue is a nod to our strong partnership and how well our high-quality products work together to elevate the passenger experience,” said Dr. Mark Hiller, CEO. “Our entrance into the regional jet market has generated great feedback and our seats now being featured in an SFE catalogue will help us take our customer support to the next level.”
The catalogue will be based on BL3710 and SL3710 seats, two best-selling products tailored to short and mid-range flights. BL3710 comes with a variety of optional features, including in-seat power supply system (ISPSS), tablet holder, unique six-way headrest and a maximum five-inch recline. SL3710 will feature options for ISPSS and two backrest angles.
“Joining forces with Recaro Aircraft Seating means Embraer can offer more alternatives to our customers, making our products even more attractive,” said Roberto Chaves, Chief Procurement Officer at Embraer. “This collaboration reinforces our commitment to enhancing the passenger experience and delivering unparalleled value to our clients. The Recaro seats add another dimension to our interiors, more choice and less weight for our customers, and more comfort and amenities for their passengers.”