First A320neo delivery with Recaro seats for easyJet

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed July 5, 2017 14:35

First A320neo delivery with Recaro seats for easyJet

easyJet has taken delivery of the first new A320neo aircraft, equipped with the lightweight SL3510 seats from Recaro Aircraft Seating. easyJet ordered 20,000 of the economy class seats from Recaro to equip 130 A320neo family aircraft. The lightweight seat reduces aircraft weight and therefore CO2 emissions.

Since 2013, easyJet has been equipping all new aircraft exclusively with Recaro’s SL3510 seats, and since 2015, its entire fleet.

“With Recaro Aircraft Seating, we have a partner that delivers both passenger comfort and weight savings, which is critical in reducing our environmental impact,” says Gary Smith, Head of Engineering at easyJet. Through the installation of the Recaro seats, each easyJet aircraft weighs close to 600 kilograms less. This helps the airline reduce fuel consumption while significantly lowering CO2 emissions per passenger.

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed July 5, 2017 14:35