IAG orders new seating for BA and Iberia fleets


April 12, 2017 – British Airways and Iberia, two International Airlines Group (IAG) carriers, have again chosen Recaro Aircraft Seating for their economy class seats, ordering 9,000 units of the SL3510 model. The seats – which weigh 9kg per pax place – will be installed on the two European airlines’ new Airbus A320neo and A321neo short-haul aircraft and are scheduled for delivery in early 2018. In addition, Iberia’s existing A320ceo aircraft will be retrofitted with SL3510 seats.

“We particularly need world-class aircraft seats that are utterly reliable and robust, yet also light and easy to maintain, for our extremely busy short-haul flights within Europe. The SL3510 model from Recaro fulfills all of our expectations and offers our demanding customers an outstanding level of comfort,” said Alex Cruz, chairman and CEO of British Airways.

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Ever since his first flight on a TriStar, Adam has loved air travel, and since becoming editor of the Aircraft Interiors International brand he has really enjoyed the opportunity to be involved with the latest aircraft and airline products before they are even launched. Adam co-ordinates the running of the magazine, from commissioning articles and artwork, to ensuring that high standards of quality are maintained, as well as managing online content. Adam is proud to sit on the jury of the Crystal Cabin Awards and to have laid on the bed in Etihad's Residence.

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