This week we got some further insight regarding what the Qantas Project Sunrise Airbus A350-1000s will look like on the inside. We know that these flights will be covering the longest routes ever flown by a commercial airline. Therefore weight saving in every aspect of the aircraft is key. That’s why seats aboard will be well below the cabin capacity and Qantas is collaborating with Recaro to further save on weight on the seats. Let’s find out more about the Qantas-Recaro news.
Qantas Project Sunrise A350 Will Fit Recaro CL3810
As mentioned above it was certain that Qantas would be fitting its Project Sunrise capable planes with a lighter configuration than the standard one. This is much like what Singapore Airlines does with its planes serving New York non stop from Singapore.
What we didn’t know is which seat the Australian flag carrier would fit its Economy Class on these planes with. The choice has now been made and it’ll be German firm Recaro to provide the economy class seats for the first 12 Project Sunrise capable Airbus A350-1000s.
Specifically Recaro will be fitting each of these 12 very special Airbus A350-1000 with 140 CL3810 economy class seats.
What Will The Recaro CL3810 Seat Offer On Project Sunrise Flights?
From the airline’s point of view the seat will ensure weight saving as the CL3810 is 15% lighter than its predecessor. More interestingly from the passenger’s point of view the seat offers more leg room with a 33″ pitch and a very comfortable 6″ recline.
Each seat will feature its very own 13″ personal entertainment screen powered by Panasonic’s Astrova system. These IFE’s are state of the art as they offer:
- 4K Image resolution on an OLED Screen
- 3D Spatial Audio
- Power outlets at every seat
- USB-C 67W outlet
These seats will no doubt be a true pleasure to experience as a passenger no matter how long the flight.
When Will The Project Sunrise A350s Be Delivered?
We’ll still have to wait before we can see the first Project Sunrise flights take to the sky. The first deliveries of the A350-1000s fitted with the Recaro CL3810 seats are scheduled for late 2025.