Join our
LinkedIn Group


Supplier Spotlight

News

Recaro's BL3520 seat scoops another design award

Recaro Aircraft Seating won the top prize in the Transport/Traffic category at this year’s Focus Open – International Design Award Baden-Wuerttemberg competition, for its BL3520 economy-class seat.

“This award is widely recognised in the design community and clearly shows us that we have created a product that is consistent in many respects – not only in terms of quality, lightweight engineering and passenger comfort, but also in design,” said Axel Kahsnitz, CEO of Recaro Aircraft Seating. “Our engineering department focuses on ‘ingenious design’ with a strong emphasis on functionality, ergonomics and customer benefits.”

BL3520 is Recaro’s latest seat for the short-haul economy-class sector, and has been in use since late 2010 on aircraft operated by various Lufthansa Group airlines. Recaro says the seat boasts reduced weight, more comfort and more living space; and that a leaner backrest combined with patented solutions (including a literature pocket placed in a higher position) enables airlines to add extra seat rows.

This year 357 products were submitted in various categories for the Focus Design Award. The judging panel evaluated the products based on criteria ranging from design and ergonomics to functionality and emotional impact. All winning products are on display until 27 November 2011 in the Design Center Stuttgart exhibition at the Werkzentrum Weststadt in Ludwigsburg, Germany. Recaro’s BL3520 also won the Industrial Design/Interior Concept category in this year’s Crystal Cabin Awards.


MORE NEWS

Click here  Airbus delivers first US-made aircraft

Click here  Volotea installing Immfly inflight wi-fi systems

Click here  SmartLynx fits USB power to A320 fleet

Click here  Airbus BizLab Toulouse launches call for projects

Click here  Cathay Pacific door trainers pass the test

Click here  Gogo 2Ku technology takes off with Aeromexico

Click here  FAA approves ViaSat Ka-band tech for A320

Click here  Stella extends aluminum deal with Thyssenkrupp

Click here  IFE player to bridge streaming, download and chat

Click here  Global partners with CAMOTech Parvaz for Iranian Market

Click here  Emirates SkyCargo upgrades cargo protection

Click here  Board changes at HAECO Americas

Click here  SES and GEE to offer Ku-band in developing markets

Click here  Embraer delivers 1,000th business jet

Click here  Travel tablets to combat dehydration

Click here  “Major airline” customer for B/E Aerospace Aspire seat

Click here  Mirrors can create a new cabin image

Click here  Fancy investing in an airline catering documentary?

Click here  InterJet signs up for SmartTray tables

Click here  The Sky Interior's the limit for LIFT seats

Click here  TAP A330-900neo seats to be all-Recaro

Click here  AirAsia signs up as launch customer for new seat supplier

Click here  2Ku connectivity now available on A350

Click here  ACJC offers super first class luxury to airlines

Click here  HNA launches Gategroup takeover bid

Click here  Turkish success for SKYFE IFE

Click here  Cebu Pacific to fly with lightweight Recaro seat

Click here  Photoluminescent decal lights up seat fixtures

Click here  Airbus selects Rockwell Collins and Thales for connectivity

Click here  Inmarsat outlines long-term aviation broadband roadmap

Click here  Inmarsat and Kenton in EAN tie-up

Click here  HAECO PJS becomes approved ACJ service center

Click here  Lufthansa Systems signs up for internet video content

Click here  Rockwell Collins PSS EASA certified for A330

Click here  Recaro awarded by Airbus as “excellent supplier”

Click here  Airbus recognizes Stelia for customer support performance

Click here  Ember signs with Diehl for multiple cabin systems

Click here  Recaro celebrates double order from China

Click here  Passenger-centric reading light launched

Click here  STG granted EASA DOA

Click here  Plug 'n' play LED upgrade for Small Planet Airlines


View more news stories

 

 

SEARCH THE SITE

   Sort by: relevance most recent

Read Latest Issue

Read Latest Issue
Read Latest Issue

Web Exclusives

Anyone who thinks color, material and finish (CMF) work is easy clearly hasn’t undergone an flammability test program. New regulations and challenges in the world of flammability tests are making imaginative textile and leather designs difficult to achieve – but also making them safer to fly
Click here to read more

The 2016 Crystal Cabin Awards represent the strongest lineup in the 10 years of the event. Find out more about the magnificent winners and worthy contenders
Click here to read more

Etihad Airways worked with Boeing to develop bold and decidedly non-catalog interiors for its Dreamliners. This landmark project even has benefits for other customers
Click here to read more

Writer Maryann Simson investigates the dramatic changes and opportunities arising among the leaders in the airline catering business
Click here to read more

Whether a few essentials in economy, or designer luxury in first class, passengers have growing expectations of amenity kits. We asked a panel of amenity experts what’s hot, what’s not, what’s essential, and what should be left in the stockroom
Click here to read more


Supplier Spotlight

Supplier SpotlightClick here for listings and information on leading suppliers covering all aspects of the aircraft interiors industry. Want to see your company included? Contact simon.hughes@ukipme.com for more details.

Submit your industry opinion

Industry BlogDo you have an opinion you'd like to share with the aircraft interiors community? Good or bad, we'd like to hear your views and opinions on the leading issues shaping the industry. Share your comments by sending up to 500 words to adam.gavine@ukipme.com

Submit Your Recruitment Ad

Recruitment AdTo send us your recruitment advertising or to receive information on placing a banner please email simon.hughes@ukipme.com