Indigo’s newer A320neo and A321neo aircraft will feature RECARO’s BL3710 seats. The 75 aircraft, that are to be delivered January 2023 onwards, will feature these seats.
Dr. Mark Hiller, CEO at Recaro Aircraft Seating, said:
Our new partnership with IndiGo demonstrates our commitment to not only building a distinct product with a sustainable lifecycle, but also our comprehensive approach to customer service. The BL3710 is an excellent product that will serve both IndiGo and its passengers for many years.
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The BL3710 was specifically created for short and medium-haul flights. The seat features ergonomic design and weighs less than 10 kg. RECARO says that due to these reasons, the seat is a “bestseller” since it first entered the market in 2019.
The German company offers the seat in different configurations with several equipment options like a tablet holder, adjustable headrest with neck support, and a sliding tray table. Indigo has customised these seats. The seats will won’t come with the adjustable headrest, nor will they have the tablet PC holder at the back. Indigo’s BL3710 version comes with the standard sliding tray table with a cup recess. The lower area at the back houses a storage pocket.
Sanjay Kumar, Chief Strategy & Revenue Officer of Indigo, said:
As we expand our network, domestically and internationally to cater to the travel demand, the comfortable seats will be key to upgrading the customer experience onboard IndiGo.
The Indian low-cost carrier has mentioned nothing about its A321XLR (Extra Long Range) featuring these seats. It is expected that the A321XLRs will feature a 2-class configuration, but again it is not known whether it will be a combination of Premium Economy and Economy or Business and Economy.
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