Recaro Aircraft Seating‘s (Recaro) SL3710 seats will take flight for the first time on an HK Express’ A321neo aircraft. The maiden flight will take place in April 2023.
This is the first-ever order of Recaro seats by HK Express and with the upcoming retrofit, the total order exceeded 4,000 seats. The lightest seat in the Recaro portfolio, the SL3710, was customised for HK Express with a custom-made artificial leather dress cover and advertising frame on the backrest.
“The SL3710 is a great fit for HK Express because of its lightweight structure and ergonomic design,” said Dr. Mark Hiller, CEO of Recaro Aircraft Seating and Recaro Holding. “Our strong relationship with the Cathay Pacific Group paved the way for this opportunity, and I am looking forward to this strong new partnership with HK Express.”
A member of the Cathay Pacific Group, HK Express is a Hong Kong-based low-cost carrier that serves the Asia-Pacific region with a fleet of 27 Airbus aircraft.
Recaro Aircraft Seating is a global supplier of premium aircraft seats for airlines and OEMs. One of the market leader in economy class seating is known for product innovation, award-winning customer service and “driving comfort in the sky.” As Recaro expands its global footprint, the family-owned company remains committed to reliability, efficiency, sustainable practices and supporting employee growth. Headquartered in Schwaebisch Hall, Germany, Recaro employs 2,100 people worldwide across its sites in China, Poland, South Africa and the United States and earned €260 million in revenue in 2021.