Recaro Aircraft Seating is entering the regional jet market, with its first installation for Embraer set to mark the occasion. The company’s BL3710 and SL3710 economy class seat models are due to be fitted to KLM Cityhopper aircraft in Q1 2021, with retrofits on Embraer E190s, and linefits at Embraer’s facility in Brazil on E195-E2s.
“Expanding into the regional jet market is a tremendous opportunity for Recaro to grow our capabilities and strengthen our customer base,” said Dr Mark Hiller, CEO of Recaro Aircraft Seating.
The BL3710 and SL3710 seats will be fitted in a hybrid layout on the E190 and E195-E2 KLM Cityhopper regional jets. The E195-E2 is configured with 132 seats, while the E190 has 100 seats.
The SL3710 is a lightweight seat model designed for a low total cost of ownership for airlines. KLM Cityhopper passengers wishing to upgrade can opt for the BL3710 seat, which has been specifically created for short and medium-haul flights, with a six-way adjustable headrest, additional back support, and a modular design.
“Embraer worked closely with KLM Cityhopper and Recaro to certify the Buyer Furnished Equipment seats for our EJet platforms,” said Fernando Antônio Oliveira, vice president of programmes at Embraer Commercial Aviation. “With Recaro seats now certified for EJet platforms, a greater selection of seat products will be available for customers on request.”