The Recaro SL3710 in service for Frontier Airlines

Johanna Koyser
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German company Recaro Aircraft Seating received the largest order in its history last year. Nearly 100,000 passenger seats were ordered by Indigo Partners to equip the latest aircraft of its affiliated airlines. This includes US carrier Frontier Airlines, which has now celebrated the North American debut of the SL3710 seat.

Frontier Airlines describes itself as “America’s Greenest Airline.” This mission is now also supported by the new seat equipment. The SL3710 is not only the newest seat made by Recaro Aircraft Seating, but also the lightest. According to the manufacturer, the optimization of the aircraft seats results in a weight reduction of 30%. Furthermore, the SL3710 is not only less susceptible to maintenance, but is also comparatively environmentally friendly during production.

We are in continuous pursuit of leading-edge strategies to reduce our environmental footprint and, at the same time, reduce fuel costs, which enables us to pass savings on to consumers in the form of lower fares. We thank our partners at Recaro for working with us to achieve this innovative design.

Barry Biffle, CEO Frontier Airlines

The first new Recaro seats for Frontier Airlines found their place in an Airbus A320. The airline has ordered a total of 156 additional A320neo and A321neo from Airbus, all of which will be equipped with Recaro Aircraft Seating seats over the next few years.

Picture © Recaro Aircraft Seating

by Johanna Koyser

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