November 24 2014  |  Inflight Entertainment

Recaro CL3710 takes flight on KLM

By Rick Lundstrom

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has ordered more than 6,000 of Recaro’s CL3710 seats for the Economy Class and Economy Class Comfort. The first aircraft with the new Recaro long-haul seat on board will take off this month.

The airline has ordered a total of 6,100 CL3710 seats – with the option to equip additional aircraft. The seats will be installed in five new 777-300s. Also, a total of 15 777-200 aircraft of the existing fleet will be retrofitted with the CL3710. The seat will be used both in Economy Class as well as in Economy Class Comfort, at a seat pitch of 35 inches.

“With the CL3710, which brings together generous living space and ergonomic comfort with an extraordinarily light weight, we have once again set the standard for long-haul flights in the economy class,” says Dr. Mark Hiller Chief Executive Officer at Recaro in today's release on the sale. One of the new features of the CL3710 is the ergonomic, six-way adjustable headrest with wide height adjustment range to accommodate passengers of different heights. It also provides optimized neck support that can be tipped horizontally. The armrests on the center seat can be folded up so that they are flush with the backrest, even if the backrest has been put into the reclined position.

The Recaro CL3710 weighs in at less than 12 kilograms. By retrofitting the aircraft with the seat, Recaro says KLM will see weight savings of up to 1,000 kilograms per aircraft.


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