September 13 2017  |  Inflight Entertainment

EL Al Dreamliner has first flight from LHR

By Rick Lundstrom

UK VIP Travel Agents, selected frequent flyers, Heathrow management team, as well as representatives of media, EL AL Israel airlines and Recaro Aircraft Seating, were on hand at London’s Heathrow Airport on September 12 to celebrate the first flight of the new EL AL Dreamliner to Tel Aviv.

EL AL has equipped 16 model 787-9 and 787-8 aircraft with Recaro seats, and others are planned.

Business class features the CL6710. EL AL is also deploying Recaro’s CL3710 and PL3530 seats in the Economy and Premium Economy classes.

The Business Class seat boasts a flat bed, and direct aisle access. The upper stowage compartment, as well as the design of the CL6710 were adapted to the airline’s specific requirements. The CL6710 seat's length, width, and different seat positions invite passengers to stretch out and relax. At the push of a button, the seating area transforms into a recliner or even a full-flat bed. Position changes, which are carried out at an optimal, predefined angle, ideally and safely support the passenger’s body at all times.

“The premiere of our CL6710 business class seat is an important milestone for our company and makes us proud,” says Dr. Mark Hiller, Chief Executive Officer and Shareholder of Recaro Aircraft Seating. “We provide passengers with ergonomic comfort and superb spaciousness. Additionally, the CL6710 is distinguished by its high-quality design and very efficient use of space in the cabin.” The CL6710 long-distance seat was developed at the Recaro headquarters in Schwaebisch Hall and is currently also being manufactured there.


David Maimon, President and Chief Executive Officer at EL AL, notes, “The Dreamliner offers innovative seating solutions in all classes. Enjoying one of these 282 seats will open a whole new world of comfort for our passengers.”

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