Aircraft Cabin Management

Recaro reveals Emirates’ premium economy seat


Recaro Aircraft Seating has revealed a luxury seat for Emirates’ first premium economy cabin.

The seat manufacturer, which recently announced it will be equipping Avolon’s aircraft with BL3530 Sprint seats, says the customised design was a result of a collaboration between Recaro and Emirates. The ergonomic shape of the PL3530 seat finds its roots in the premier automotive seat design that Recaro has been perfecting over the past 115 years.

According to Recaro, the PL3530 design team prioritised state-of-the-art features for the airline such as the ones found in upscale German cars and combined it with the spirit of Dubai. The seat features a bronze trim, a distinct finish and a cream-coloured leather dress cover, complete with a one-of-a-kind stitching.

“I am very honoured that we have been selected to equip the long-range aircraft of Emirates with our premium economy seat,” said Dr. Mark Hiller, CEO and shareholder of Recaro Aircraft Seating. “We set out to build a seat with a premium touch and feel and it has been a great pleasure for the whole Recaro team. We are grateful for the trust Emirates has put into our knowhow and look forward to continuing our successful partnership.”

Sir Tim Clark, president of Emirates said: “It was a delight to partner with Recaro on our premium economy seats. Emirates’ specifications are always bespoke and of the highest quality standards, and the experienced team at Recaro did a remarkable job in bringing to life our requirements.”

First deliveries of the seats began in late 2020 and at least 250 shipsets will ultimately be installed on Emirates’ fleet. For more information, please visit

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