Tigerair selects Recaro SFE seats for its new Airbus A320neo aircraft

// An order for 3530Swift

SCHWAEBISCH HALL, Germany. Recaro Aircraft Seating, the German aircraft seat manufacturer, has gained another major selection from Asia: At the end of July 2016, Tigerair from Singapore selected Recaro’s 3530Swift SFE (Supplier Furnished Equipment) economy class seats to equip new Airbus A320neo aircraft that it has on order from Airbus. For Recaro, this latest order from Tigerair represents a volume of 3,800 seats for 20 A320neo shipsets.

“Recaro’s 3530Swift seats offer timeless design, high quality of workmanship and, of course, exceptional seating comfort, that enable us to elevate the low-cost travel experience for our guests on short-haul flights,” says Ho Yuen Sang, Chief Operating Officer for Tigerair.

The 3530Swift, which was developed jointly by Airbus and Recaro, will be deployed on the A320 family aircraft. The seat is available as an SFE option from Airbus for the A320 family – in both new aircraft and retrofitting projects. Recaro is the first aircraft seat manufacturer in the world to deliver the new SFE seats for the A320 family. The seats are offered in predefined and pre-certified configurations allowing wide range of customization. This means that Airbus has opted for an aircraft seat manufacturer as an “exclusive supplier” of economy class seats who has systematically aligned its product strategy to passenger comfort, lightweight construction and efficiency, and has always targeted reliable delivery dates for OEMs and airlines.

Since the beginning of 2016, Airbus has placed orders for the Recaro SFE 3530Swift seats to equip 74 new A320 Family aircraft. The seat stands out with its high stability and many innovative features which ensure exceptional flying experiences. With the delivery of the SFE seats for already four new Airbus aircraft, Recaro demonstrated its capability and reliability in terms of on-schedule delivery and efficiency. Moreover, Airbus recently honored Recaro with its ‘excellent supplier’ award.

With this latest Recaro seat selection from Tigerair, the company with its headquarters in Schwaebisch Hall is successfully pursuing its worldwide growth path. The Asian region is developing especially well for the German aircraft seat manufacturer.

“We congratulate Tigerair and are very happy to contribute to the success of the airline with our seats. We are delighted to be able to further expand our partnership with Tigerair, a subsidiary airline under the Singapore Airlines Group,” says Irene Tan, General Manager Asia Pacific at Recaro Aircraft Seating. “The 3530Swift seat’s short delivery times, combined with its extensive options package, represent an ideal solution for low-cost airlines.”

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