June 12 2018  |  Seating

WestJet takes Recaro seating for short and long haul

By Rick Lundstrom

WestJet picked Recaro's CL3710 for its 10 Boeing Dreamliners

Recaro Aircraft Seating has received an order for 4,700 economy and business class seats from WestJet.

The Canadian airline is equipping 10 Boeing long-haul aircraft with CL3710 seats. For short and medium-haul routes, Recaro will also be supplying BL3520 economy class seats and CL4710 business class seats for ten of the airline’s aircraft. The seat deliveries will begin this year.

“Recaro impressed us with its intelligent design and fast delivery times,” said Tim Croyle, Executive Vice-President of WestJet. “Equipping the cabins of our new Boeing 787 Dreamliner and B737 MAX aircraft with these world-class seats, we are confident our guests will be impressed with the comfort and uncompromising quality of the CL3710 and BL3520 economy class seats and CL4710 business class seats.”

The CL3710 long-haul economy class seat sets weighs less than 12 kilograms. The ergonomic headrest can be adjusted in six ways adapting to passengers of different heights and statures while ensuring optimized neck support.

On short-haul routes, WestJet will be deploying Recaro’s BL3520 seats throughout the entire 737 MAX cabins. The Canadian airline selected the CL4710 for its business class on short and medium-haul routes. The business class seat features a variety of stowage compartments for personal belongings. A leg rest, which can be adjusted in length and angle to adapt to the needs of individual passengers, contributes to superb comfort. The seats can also be equipped with state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment systems.

“We are extremely proud that WestJet is equipping its new aircraft with best in class Recaro seats for its long-haul flights as well as its short and medium-haul routes,” said Dr. Mark Hiller, Chief Executive Officer and Shareholder of Recaro Aircraft Seating. “We offer innovative, ergonomically designed seats for exceptionally comfortable travel in all classes.”

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