Recaro Aircraft Seating has been selected by KLM Cityhopper, a wholly-owned subsidiary of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, to outfit the 21 Embraer 195-E2 aircraft it recently ordered.
Each aircraft will have a hybrid layout of Recaro BL3710 and SL3710 seats. The first 195-E2 is slated for delivery in the first quarter of 2021.
Weighing a mere eight kilograms, the SL3710 is the lowest weight in its category. A popular choice for regional airlines, the ergonomically optimized seat design is a win-win for passengers and airlines, as it reduces fuel costs for airlines without sacrificing comfort for the passenger.
The BL3710 combines ergonomic design with numerous inventive enhancement options to create the state-of-the-art seat model, which is considered to be the master of short and medium-haul flights. The seat’s design is distinctly Recaro and allows customers to select from a wide variety of armrests, upholstery and storage options.
With 132 seats on board, the 195-E2 will be the largest aircraft in KLM Cityhopper’s fleet and will help accommodate growth.
“I am eager to expand our business into the regional aviation sector by partnering with KLM, as they are a significant key player in Europe and a long-term Recaro customer,” said Dr. Mark Hiller, CEO and Shareholder of Recaro Aircraft Seating.
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