Chile-based JetSmart, an airline serving the South America region, has opted to fit the SL3710 seat from Recaro Aircraft Seating on its A321neo fleet. The JetSmart A321neos, which serve short-haul routes, and the first of which completed its maiden flight on 15th August, will each be fitted with 240 of the Recaro economy-class seats. In total, 11,000 SL3710 seats will be installed on JetSmart’s Airbus aircraft over the next five years. This contract is a part of a larger deal with the Indigo Partners portfolio of airlines announced in 2020 for nearly 100,000 passenger seats, which is the largest order of seats ever placed with Recaro.
“We are pleased to see passengers travel on our SL3710 for the first time as a part of the JetSmart experience,” said Dr Mark Hiller, CEO of Recaro Aircraft Seating. “By collaborating with the airline from the preliminary stages, we made sure the end result was a sustainable product that met the needs of both JetSmart and their passengers.”
The modular SL3710 economy class seat weighs approximately 8kg, which minimises operational costs for the aircraft and helps support the sustainability goals of the airline. The seat has been developed specifically for short-haul flights, with a slim and ergonomic design.
“We worked closely with Recaro to develop a sustainable seat which saves fuel and reduces emissions, by being ultralight and using recycled leather. This new technology allows to add another key component to our ultra-low-cost model and delivers a comfortable experience to our passengers,” said Estuardo Ortiz, CEO of JetSmart.