Aircraft Seating with Coated Surfaces
Aircraft seat manufacturer Recaro Aircraft Seating provides seating with specially coated surfaces on the plastic and metal parts of folding tables, arm rests and seat backs that passengers often contact. The coating increases protection for passengers from germs and bacteria.
“The special plastic surfaces and metal parts of our Recaro aircraft seats offer very good protection from soiling, providing passengers with added safety and comfort,” René Dankwerth, the executive in charge of R&D, said in 2016. “On request, we equip our seats with an easy-to-clean surface, that makes it even easier for airlines and the cleaning crew in an aircraft to keep the cabin and seats sanitary. Furthermore, thanks to the antimicrobial properties of the coating, germs disappear within a short time.”
As of March 12, 2020, Recaro has not yet tested its coating against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The coating provides antibacterial protection. Read “COVID-19 Outbreak Could Usher In New Cabin-Cleaning Techniques” on AviationWeek.com/MRO to learn more about Recaro’s current capabilities.