Recaro Aircraft Seating BL3510 Economy class seat in all grey on a white and grey background has been selected for PAL

Press Release: Philippine Airlines taps Recaro for select A320 retrofits

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Press Release hub banner blue with title in red white and blueThe Recaro Aircraft Seating (Recaro) BL3510 economy class seat was selected by Philippine Airlines for a retrofit of a select number of Airbus A320 aircraft. Delivery of the spare pax seats began this month.

As a part of the Philippine-based airline’s fleet modification strategy, the overhaul involves the installation of a 180-seat cabin configuration on each of the 11 A320 aircraft that are destined for short-haul high-traffic domestic routes to be operated by the airline’s PAL express subsidiary.

The selected A320 aircraft were originally equipped with a mixed 156-seat configuration for Asian regional flights of the mainline carrier PAL, which now deploys larger Airbus A321 aircraft with business, premium and economy class seating on said regional routes.

The bestselling BL3510 economy class seat is a reliable product designed for short-haul flights, and provides passengers with ideal ergonomic positioning for greater comfort.

The cornerstone of the Recaro business, the customer service team is committed to providing aftersales care through the entire lifecycle of the seat.

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About Recaro Aircraft Seating

Recaro Aircraft Seating is a global supplier of premium aircraft seats for airlines and OEMs. The market leader in economy class seating is known for product innovation, award-winning customer service and “driving comfort in the sky.” As Recaro expands its global footprint, the family-owned company remains committed to reliability, efficiency, sustainable practices and supporting employee growth. Headquartered in Schwaebisch Hall, Germany, employs 2,100 people worldwide across its sites in China, Poland, South Africa and the United States, and earned 260 million euros in revenue in 2021.

About Recaro Group

The Recaro Group comprises the independently operating divisions Recaro Aircraft Seating in Schwaebisch Hall and Recaro Gaming in Stuttgart as well as the Recaro Holding located in Stuttgart. The Group’s consolidated sales amounted to nearly 270 million euros in 2021. Currently the Group employs more than 2,200 employees worldwide.

About Philippine Airlines

Philippine Airlines (PAL) is the Philippines’ flag carrier and only full-service network airline. PAL was the first commercial airline in Asia and celebrated its 81st anniversary in March 2022.  PAL’s young fleet of Boeing 777s, Airbus A350s, Airbus A330s, Airbus A321s and De Havilland DHC-8-400 Next Generation aircraft operate out of hubs in Manila and Cebu to 31 destinations in the Philippines and 30 destinations in Asia, North America, Australia and the Middle East. PAL was rated a 4-Star Global Airline by Skytrax in 2018 and was voted the World’s Most Improved Airline in the 2019 Skytrax worldwide passenger survey with a ranking of 30th best airline in the world.

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