April 15 2013  |  Inflight Entertainment

LAN selects award-winning Recaro BL3520 seat

By Lauren Brunetti

LAN Airlines and Recaro Aircraft Seating announced last week at the Aircraft Interiors Expo 2013 that the airline has ordered the innovative Recaro BL3520 economy class seat. About 10,000 pax will be installed in LAN’s A320 and A321 fleet. The first shipsets will be delivered starting early 2014.

“We are extremely excited that we will continue our outstanding relationship with LAN by supplying our award-winning BL3520”, said Dr. Mark Hiller, Chief Executive Officer of Recaro Aircraft Seating.

The airline will install the seat in certain Airbus 320 and Airbus 321 aircraft over a period of several years. Cristian Leon, LAN’s Senior Vice President of Supply Chain, commented: “We have historically had an outstanding relationship with Recaro Aircraft Seating and know that we have made an excellent decision for our A320 and A321 aircraft going forward. We are expecting to improve operational performance due to the reduced weight of the BL3520. We believe this new seat will bring many benefits to our customers’ travel experience.”

The BL3520, which was honored with prestigious prizes such as the red dot award 2012 and the Crystal Cabin Award 2011 has been chosen to fly with many of the leading airlines worldwide. With more than 150,000 seats in service and on order, the BL3520 has been confirmed as one of Recaro’s most successful launch products so far. LAN has ordered the BL3520 including the comfort kit with headrest and reinforced foam thickness in the backrest and seat cushion. The padding contour and seat cover materials are also designed for added comfort.

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