A group of Safran and SunExpress members stand behind the Z200 seat display at AIX 2022

Press Release: SunExpress selects Safran’s Z200 economy seat


Press Release hub banner blue with title in red white and blueWith service scheduled to begin in spring 2023, SunExpress will be the first airline to introduce the Z200 economy class seat on the Boeing 737-8 aircraft.  

SunExpress has selected the Z200 seat, the latest addition to Safran Seats’ economy short-and medium-haul range, to be fitted on its 33 line-fit Boeing 737-8 aircraft. This seat is a perfect combination of comfort, lightness and durability. The Z200, which has been customized in the airline’s colors, has a large tray table for comfortable dining and a literature pocket for reading materials. Passengers can also recline the seat for greater comfort. 

By selecting the “Efficient” version of the Z200, SunExpress is choosing one of the lightest seats on the market and thus reducing its carbon footprint by eliminating more than 12,000 tons of CO2 emissions over the next ten years.  

“The comfort of our guests and a sustainable long-term strategy are clearly our focus,” adds Nicole Haginger, Product and Customer Journey Senior Manager at SunExpress. “With these new seats, which will be in use as of 2023, we are combining both. I am sure that customers will feel even more comfortable on board with us in the future. At the same time, being so light, the seats will make a noticeable contribution to reducing emissions.” 

Two men are shaking hands in the deal between SunExpress and Safran Seats

Vincent Mascré, CEO of Safran Seats, commented: “We are delighted to be fitting SunExpress’ new Boeing 737-8 cabins with the Z200, our new-generation of economy seat with a performance that benefits passengers, operators and the environment alike. It is also an opportunity for us to pursue our close to ten-year relationship with this valued, long-standing partner. On behalf of Safran Seats, we wish SunExpress and its passengers every success and a pleasant journey.” 


Safran is an international high-technology group operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world, where air transport is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and accessible. Safran has a global presence, with 76,800 employees and annual revenues of EUR 15.3 billion in 2021. Alone or in partnership, it holds world or regional leadership positions in its core markets. 

Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange and is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices. 

Safran Seats is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of aircraft seats, for both crew and passengers. 1 million Safran Seats-manufactured aircraft seats are currently in service with air fleets around the world. 

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