Alaska and TAP Add Further Votes of Confidence in Recaro at AIX2016

Recaro aircraft seating is doing a tidy bit of business at this year’s Aircraft Interiors Expo.

As already reported here on Flight Chic, the German manufacturer with strong competencies in transport seating including automotive, bus transportation, and aircraft seats won major contract awards in the Asian market at AIX2016.

During Airbus’ announcement of TAP as the launch customer for the A330neo and the new Airspace by Airbus cabin, TAP revealed that it would outfit the new Airspace by Airbus cabins for the airline’s A330-900 aircraft front to back with Recaro seats, including a new Business class seat model. The airline cited a preference for the manufacturer’s passenger experience features.


Recaro also announced that Alaska Airlines has selected Recaro for 37 shipsets of economy and business class seats, to be installed on its new Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 737 MAX 9 aircraft.

Beyond the obvious benefit to Recaro of gaining more business in the U.S., this order has particularly interesting implications as we consider how Alaska Airlines will ultimately harmonise its fleet with newly acquired Virgin America.


Marisa Garcia

After working for sixteen years in aviation, specializing in aircraft interiors design and aviation safety equipment, and getting hands-on with aircraft cabins in hangars around the world, Marisa Garcia turned her expertise into industry insight. She has been reporting on aviation matters since 2014. Every day, she's putting words to work.

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  1. […] customer. Their respective cabin products are different to the extreme, and decisions made by Alaska Airlines during Aircraft Interiors Expo this year confirmed that Alaska will continue to manage cabins in a more conservative way than Virgin America […]

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