Recaro Aircraft Seating has signed an extension contract with Airbus for the delivery of Swift economy class seats.

    Since 2016, the seat provider has been equipping Airbus A320 Family aircraft with predefined economy class seats BL3530. This contract extension aims to enlarge the supplier furnished equipment (SFE) catalogue with the latest Recaro products.

    The Swift program was created to target lessors and airlines that require a short lead-time of four months or less via a SFE process. The last-minute flexibility has resulted in a popular solution for airlines in a post-pandemic environment, says the company.

    Recaro currently offers predefined and pre-certified versions of its BL3530, BL3710, and CL4710, and provides various dual-class cabin configurations of the Swift family of seats. Optional seat features range from comfort packages and in-seat power solutions to tablet holders and ELeather colours. The SL3710 is the lightest seat in the market, and is slated to join the Airbus SFE catalogue soon.

    “Airbus is a long-time partner of Recaro, and we are pleased with this chance to continue growing our Swift program,” said Recaro Aircraft Seating CEO and shareholder.

    “The industry is an ever-changing situation, and programs like this demonstrate our agile capabilities and the desire to collaborate with customers and suppliers on innovation.”

    Recaro and the European-based OEM have worked jointly on numerous projects through the years, and Recaro has seating solutions on all Airbus commercial aircraft models.