February 16 2021  |  Seating

Recaro signs SFE contract with Airbus

By Rick Lundstrom

Recaro's SWIFT Economy Class are designed for short lead times of four months or less

Recaro Aircraft Seating has signed an extension contract with Airbus for the delivery of SWIFT Economy Class seats.

The SWIFT program was created to target lessors and airlines that require a short lead-time of four months or less via a supplier furnished equipment (SFE) process. The last-minute flexibility without has resulted in a popular solution for airlines in a post-pandemic environment.

Since 2016 Recaro had equipped the Airbus A320 family aircraft with predefined Economy Class seats BL3530. This contract extension aims to enlarge SFE catalog with the latest RECARO products.

Recaro currently offers predefined and pre-certified versions of its BL3530, BL3710, and CL4710, and provides various dual-class cabin configurations of the SWIFT family of seats. Optional seat features range from comfort packages and in-seat power solutions to tablet holders and ELeather colors. The SL3710 is the lightest seat in the market, and is slated to join the Airbus SFE catalog soon.

“Airbus is a long-time partner of Recaro, and we are pleased with this chance to continue growing our SWIFT program,” said Mark Hiller, CEO and Shareholder of Recaro Aircraft Seating, in today's announcement. “The industry is an ever-changing situation, and programs like this demonstrate our agile capabilities and the desire to collaborate with customers and suppliers on innovation.”

Recaro and the European-based OEM have worked jointly on numerous projects through the years, and Recaro has seating solutions on all Airbus commercial aircraft models

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