SCHWAEBISCH HALL, Germany. The GOL Linhas Aéreas Brazilian airline has placed an order for BL3530 economy class seats from Recaro Aircraft Seating to equip 86 of its aircraft. This is the first time the two companies are collaborating.

GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes opted for Recaro’s comfortable lightweight economy class seats to equip 60 aircraft for the first time and to retrofit 26 aircraft. The BL3530 delivers premium seat quality for short- and medium-haul flights, allowing passengers to charge their own electronic devices on board and to mount them on a holder.

“With our innovative connectivity solutions, we reacted early to a new market requirement. The intelligent design allows the ideal ergonomic positioning of tablet devices in all standard sizes. This enables passengers to use their devices comfortably from any viewing angle,” says Dr. Mark Hiller, Chief Executive Officer and Shareholder of Recaro Aircraft Seating. “We are very pleased that we were able to win over GOL as a new customer.”

The BL3530 seat is very flexible and offers many possibilities for modification. The space-saving backrest allows efficient use of the cabin space. Its low weight reduces kerosene consumption and a high level of serviceability is guaranteed throughout the entire lifecycle of the seat.

Paulo Miranda, CXO - Chief Experience Officer at GOL, commented: “We are delighted to work with a strong and reliable partner such as Recaro. The seat’s lightweight construction, its flexibility as well as the high level of passenger comfort with innovative connectivity solutions all contributed to our decision.”

The airline, based in São Paulo, was founded in 2001. With a fleet of 116 aircraft, GOL now transports the most passengers in Brazil. Outside of Brazil, destinations in South America as well as the Caribbean are offered.