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Recaro Aircraft Seating Partners With Panasonic Avionics To Unveil New IFE Astrova On CL3810 Economy Class Seat

06/14/22 | 3 MIN READ

Lightweight approach to seating is enhanced by the weight savings of Astrova, by Panasonic Avionics, which officially launched on the first day of the 2022 AIX trade show in Hamburg.

June 14, 2022 – Recaro Aircraft Seating (Recaro) partnered with Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic Avionics) to unveil a new in-flight entertainment seat-end solution installed on the CL3810 economy class seat. The launch took place on the first day of the 2022 AIX trade show in Hamburg.

The lightweight approach to seating taken by Recaro is further enhanced by the weight savings from the IFE solution. Both Astrova, by Panasonic Avionics, and the CL3810 seat are also built with modularity in-mind to minimize maintenance costs for airlines.

The seamless integration of the Astrova seat-end solution into the CL3810 aims to optimize the passenger journey for single-aisle and twin-aisle aircraft. While experiencing the comforts of the CL3810 seat, travelers can simultaneously enjoy entertainment amenities such as a 4K OLED screen with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Panasonic’s award-winning Bluetooth technology, as well as 67W of USB-C power to fast-charge smart devices.

“It was an honor to be selected by Panasonic Avionics as the launch partner for their Astrova seat-end solution,” said Dr. Mark Hiller, CEO of Recaro Aircraft Seating and Recaro Holding. “Our aligned visions of transforming the passenger experience and supporting airlines with unmatched customer service has allowed us to work well together throughout this process. Congratulations to Panasonic on the launch of their new flagship product.”

Ken Sain, CEO at Panasonic Avionics said, “We would like to congratulate Recaro on the launch of their CL3810 economy class seat. We are excited to be working with them to demonstrate how two companies can collaborate and help airlines achieve their business goals. We believe that this powerful seat and IFE combination is an excellent example of solutions that reduce cost, improve passenger comfort, meet sustainability goals, drive passenger loyalty and increase revenue.”

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, Recaro 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. For more information, please visit

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. For more information, please visit

Press contact:
Mónica F. Fischer, Recaro Aircraft Seating

About Panasonic Avionics

Panasonic Avionics Corporation is the world’s leading supplier of in-flight entertainment and communication systems. The company pioneered the industry beginning in 1979 and has consistently introduced innovations that enable unique customer experiences and enhance airline loyalty (NPS), ancillary revenue, and operational efficiency.

Leading airlines across the world have chosen to install Panasonic Avionics IFE systems on more than 15,000 commercial aircraft and satellite Wi-Fi connectivity on over 3,400 aircraft. Panasonic Avionics’ proven systems power approximately 70% of the global IFE-equipped fleet and is supported by the largest, global support and services team utilizing OEM insights to ensure peak system performance.

Panasonic Avionics Corporation is headquartered in California with over 3,500 employees and operates in 50 locations around the globe.

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Panasonic Avionics Media Contacts

Brian Bardwell
Senior Manager, Corporate Communications
Tel: +1 949 462 1742

Charlie Hampton
Tel: +44 (0)7884 187297