May 2 2022  |  Seating

​Recaro’s Economy Class CL3710 flies on Etihad

By Rick Lundstrom

A history of reliability and minimal maintenance helped Etihad decide on the CL3710 from Recaro

The Recaro Aircraft Seating CL3710 entered into service on March 31 when Etihad Airways’ new A350-1000 aircraft took its maiden flight. Ideal for long-haul routes, the Recaro CL3710 Economy Class seat won a 2019 Crystal Cabin Award for its extensive comfort enhancements.

“Choosing Recaro as a supplier for the economy class of our A350 aircraft reiterates our desire to deliver the best possible comfort for our guests,” says Terry Daly, Executive Director Guest Experience, Brand and Marketing Etihad Airways in last week’s announcement. “At the same time, the Recaro seats are a reliable product with minimal maintenance costs which is important in helping us to deliver a consistently exceptional travel experience for our guests.”

The CL3710 seat features a 13.3-inch high-definition screen with integrated USB charging ports and a personal electronic device (PED) holder. Etihad’s signature fixed-wing headrest has been incorporated into the economy class seat, which perfectly adapts to passengers of different heights and statures while maintaining optimal neck support. In addition, the lightweight seat design underlines the sustainable values of both Recaro and Etihad by reducing fuel burn, which results in lower inflight carbon emissions.

“We are delighted to revitalize our partnership with Etihad Airways, and it’s an honor for our seats to be flying on Etihad’s A350-1000,” said Dr. Mark Hiller, CEO of Recaro Aircraft Seating. “In the past, Etihad Airways and Recaro have successfully worked together and I look forward to this new long-term collaboration.”

Etihad Airways will use its new fleet of A350-1000 aircraft, equipped with the CL3710, on short to medium haul routes initially, before expanding to serve long-haul routes by the summer.

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