International aircraft lessor, Avolon, has signed a deal with Recaro Aircraft Seating for 20 shipsets of the Recaro BL3530 Sprint seat for use on aircraft in the transition market. The contract is for 15 shipsets for use on A320 aircraft and five shipsets for the B737NG aircraft. The seats will be delivered in the first half of 2021.
The Sprint programme was introduced by Recaro in 2019 as a way to receive seating within two months from order to delivery – which was suitable for Avalon’s tight aircraft transition schedules. Customers can select from five pre-defined and pre-certified colours in the Eleather range for the BL3530 seat. Sprint standard configurations are available for Airbus A319, A320, A321 and Boeing 737 aircraft.
“This transaction will enable Avolon to react very quickly to market demand for flight-ready aircraft, which will be equipped in advance with brand new industry-leading passenger seats. It is one of several proactive steps we are taking as a lessor to support the needs of our customers,” said Enda Swan, head of new aircraft deliveries & engineering at Avolon.