Qatar Airways has tapped Recaro Aircraft Seating, a global supplier of premium aircraft seats, to equip its new A321neo fleet with twenty shipsets of the CL3810 economy class seat, starting at the end of 2022.The customized seat features a wider backrest for increased comfort and privacy, as well as a six-way headrest with adjustable neck support, according to a statement from the company.
Recaro Aircraft Seating CEO and shareholder Dr. Mark Hiller said: “Partnering with Qatar Airways is energizing because they expect nothing less than excellence in all aspects of their business.
“We anticipated the CL3810, unveiled in 2020, 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.”
The newest addition to the economy class portfolio, the CL3810 is a combination of ergonomic technology, premium comfort cushions with layered foam, and lightweight smart engineering. The seat’s shape was designed to support the passenger’s points of tension, which reflects the design of the Recaro Automotive sport seat.
Compared to its predecessor, the CL3810 offers an additional inch of living space, an advanced articulated seat pan, and a wider backrest to enhance row-to-row privacy.
The seat weight was reduced by more than 15 per cent when compared to the CL3710, which can save airlines thousands in fuel costs and optimize cabin performance.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker said: “We are pleased to be one of the first airline to select the CL3810 – Recaro’s latest, sustainable and advanced seating product. Established nearly two decades ago, our partnership with Recaro Aircraft Seating reflects our confidence in the supplier’s designs and technology.”