Recaro Aircraft Seating and Avolon have secured a deal for 20 shipsets of the Recaro BL3530 Sprint seat.
Global aircraft lessor Avolon has agreed with Recaro Aircraft Seating an order for 20 shipsets of the Sprint seat, consisting 15 shipsets to be used on A320 aircraft and five shipsets for the B737NG aircraft.
“This is a fantastic award for our Sprint programme”, said Dr. Mark Hiller, CEO and shareholder of Recaro Aircraft Seating. “This is another example of the excellent relationship that exists between Recaro and Avolon, a relationship that we truly value and look forward to enhancing for many years to come .”
The seats will be delivered in the first half of 2021. To meet the needs of customers with tight aircraft transition schedules, Recaro rolled out the Sprint programme in 2019 as a customer service solution with only two months from order to delivery. The company says its Sprint programme allows customers to select the e-leather cover colour from five pre-defined and pre-certified colours for the BL3530 seat. Sprint standard configurations are available for Airbus A319, A320, A321 and Boeing 737 aircraft.
“This transaction will enable Avolon to react very quickly to market demand for flight ready aircraft which will be equipped in advance with brand new industry leading passenger seats. It is one of several proactive steps we are taking as a lessor to support the needs of our customers” – said Enda Swan, head of new aircraft deliveries & engineering at Avolon.
Recaro Aircraft Seating, which recently revealed KLM as the launch customer of its SL3710 seat, supplies premium aircraft seats for airlines and OEMs. The company is investing in product innovation and in business class seating and over the next couple of years, it will also invest in expanding its headquarters in Schwaebisch Hall as well as its sites in China, Poland and the US.