June 20 2018  |  Seating

Recaro-equipped TAP A330-900 takes first flight

By Rick Lundstrom

TAP picked Recaro's CL6710 seat for Business Class

Representatives from TAP Portugal, Recaro Aircraft Seating and the media were able to experience the living space aboard the airline’s A330-900neo for the first flight, which departed from Tolouse to Lisbon with roughly 50 invitees yesterday.

The order includes more than 6,200 Economy and Business Class seats on all of TAP’s 21 new A330-900neo aircraft.

TAP is the launch operator for the A330-900neo long-haul aircraft, and will be equipping the cabin entirely with two seat models from Recaro: the CL3710 Economy Class seat, as well as the CL6710 Business Class seat.

The CL6710 provides passengers their own area with direct access to the aisle. When changing positions, the seat moves at a predefined angle so that the passenger's body is optimally supported in the seat at all times.

“The CL6710 offers our passengers an outstanding living space while being highly efficient. We are very proud to fly our new aircraft enabling our passengers to experience Recaro´s excellence and comfort,” says Antonoaldo Neves, Chief Executive Officer, TAP Portugal.

“TAP Portugal has been a Recaro customer for many years and has expressed its confidence in the outstanding quality and design of Recaro seats with repeated orders. “We are very proud to deliver the seats for the first A330neo and to once again cooperate successfully with TAP. It clearly reflects the strength of a successful collaboration between two powerful brands in the industry," said Dr. Mark Hiller, Chief Executive Officer and Shareholder of Recaro Aircraft Seating.

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