September 17 2021  |  Seating

Qatar Airways taps Recaro for Economy Class seat

By Jane Hobson

The Recaro CL3810 seat

Recaro Aircraft Seating has equipped Qatar Airways with the brand-new CL3810 Economy Class seat. Starting at the end of 2022, 20 shipsets of the seat will be installed on the A321neo fleet.

“Partnering with Qatar Airways is always energizing because they expect nothing less than excellence in all aspects of their business,” said Dr. Mark Hiller, CEO and Shareholder at Recaro Aircraft Seating. “We anticipated the CL3810 being a game-changer for the Economy Class seat segment, which has been confirmed now that Qatar Airways, a five-star airline, has selected it.”

Qatar Airways is one of the first airlines to select the CL3810, which was unveiled in 2020. The customized seat features offers a wider backrest for increased comfort and privacy, as well as a six-way headrest with adjustable neck support feature, a signature of Recaro seats.

The lightweight seat features an inch of additional living space, articulated seat pan and a wider backrest to enhance row-to-row privacy

The newest addition to the Economy Class portfolio, the seat is a combination of innovative ergonomic technology, premium comfort cushions with layered foam and ‘lightweight smart engineering.’ The seat’s unique shape was designed to support the passenger’s points of tension, which reflects the award-winning design of the Recaro Automotive sport seat. Compared to its predecessor, the CL3810 offers an additional inch of living space, a more advanced articulated seat pan, and a wider backrest to enhance row-to-row privacy.

Sustainability was top-of-mind in developing the seat. The weight is reduced by more than 15 percent when compared to the CL3710, which can reduce fuel costs and optimize cabin performance. All Recaro seats are comprised of long-lasting and durable materials that help extend the life cycle of seats and minimize the total cost of ownership for airlines.

“We are pleased to be one of the first global airlines to select the CL3810 Economy Class seat – Recaro’s latest, sustainable and advanced seating product,” said Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker. “Established nearly two decades ago, our long-term partnership with Recaro Aircraft Seating reflects our confidence in the supplier’s exemplified designs and technology.”

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