On August 20, 2014, Recaro Aircraft Seating Americas and Airbus Americas commemorated their 10-year partnership at Recaro’s facility in Fort Worth, Texas.
“We are proud of the long-time and strong partnership with Airbus Americas. We have been supplying seats to the aircraft manufacturer from this location in Fort Worth for 10 years now. The plant has delivered more than 40,000 seats to Airbus so far”, said Sunitha Vegerla, general manager of Recaro Aircraft Seating Americas.
The Recaro plant in Fort Worth primarily supplies seats for Airbus single-aisle aircraft at the moment, but with the new Airbus assembly line opening in Mobile, Alabama, the company hopes to grow this relationship to support all functions of Airbus Americas.
One of the most important steps in developing Recaro’s US site was completed one year ago, when the company doubled the production space at the site from 108,000 to 248,000 square feet.
“Over the past years, we have received a number of large orders from this market for our BL3520 product. By boosting our manufacturing capacity up to more than 40,000 seats per year, Recaro Aircraft Seating Americas becomes the largest facility in the Recaro network in terms of output [out of four facilities worldwide]”, said Dr Mark Hiller, CEO of Recaro Aircraft Seating. Additionally, the Recaro facility in Texas will continue to produce seats for customers in Europe and Asia.