Recaro Aircraft Seating (Recaro) has integrated its SL3710 and BL3710 seats into a hybrid layout on TAP Air Portugal’s (TAP) new Airbus fleet. TAP was the first announced customer for the SL3710 seat, and its A320 is the first Airbus aircraft to be equipped with the economy class seats.
TAP took delivery of its new A320 in April and entered into service on May 18. In an effort to maximize efficiency, Recaro collaborated with TAP on the hybrid seat configuration of the SL3710 and BL3710 seats.
As the first customer to select the SL3710, TAP was heavily involved in the research and development phase of the new economy class seat. Weighing in at eight kilograms, the seat is the lightest in its class. The ergonomic backrest concept, developed by Recaro, allows for maximum comfort for passengers of all sizes. To ensure seamless integration, TAP chose to outfit the SL3710 in the same colors as the Recaro BL3530 and SL3510 aircraft seats that are currently flying on TAP aircraft.