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Recaro develops intelligent aircraft seat including wellbeing features

The CL6710 is Recaro Aircraft Seating‘s flag ship for the aircraft cabin. As innovative highlight, the business class model provides massage, lighting and temperature settings: Recaro’s Wellbeing. The Portuguese airline TAP with its new Airbus A330neo long-range aircraft is a customer for the CL6710.

“The key challenge in the aviation industry is to increase comfort as well as reliability and efficiency at the same time, “says Dr. Mark Hiller, Chief Executive Officer and Shareholder of Recaro Aircraft Seating. “With our new I-Seat, we improve the use of the cabin and maintenance for airlines, and we delight passengers with a plus in travel comfort. This intelligent seat with its versatile possibilities sets new standards not only in elegance, comfort and reliability but also in cost-effectiveness and efficiency.”

The CL6710 is an intelligent seat that transmits the operational status of the seat digitally to the staff. This way, amongst other things, the efficiency of the airlines ‘maintenance intervals can be improved. Furthermore, an app for the seat with Recaro’s wellbeing features offers a real benefit for passengers: settings for the seat, lighting and temperature can be individually controlled and saved from a smart phone or tablet. A massage function in the advanced CL6710 perfects the complete package for a feel-good experience on board.

The CL6710 has already achieved its maturity phase and, with a particularly efficient use of space, adapts perfectly to the new generation of widebody aircraft types. The aircraft seat was developed at headquarters in Schwaebisch Hall, Germany, where it is currently manufactured.

As customer for the CL6710, Recaro was able to convince and win the Portuguese airline TAP. The new Airbus A330neo long-range aircraft will be taking off with Recaro seats in all classes. “We have opted for the CL6710 in the business class as it offers our passengers outstanding living space and, at the same time, is very efficient, “says Trey Urbahn, Chief Commercial Officer of TAP Portugal.

CL6710 RECARO Aircraft Seating

Date: April 4, 2017

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