Recaro redesigns lightweight airline seats

10/3/2013 | Wired.com

Recaro, based in Germany, looked at various ways to lighten the load of its new SL3510 airline seat, which weighs a mere 20 pounds. The seat does not have a reclining mechanism or tray tables that move, which allowed a more lightweight design. The seat also is built of "innovative netting" fabric, which reduced the need for bulky foam padding.

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