Airlines are finding that the business-class seats they have ordered for aircraft they plan to deploy on ultra-long-range routes are heavier than expected and could limit their ability to economically operate flights in excess of 16 hr., according to the chief executive of German seat-maker Recaro Aircraft Seating. CEO Mark Hiller believes this will be “one of the main topics” aircraft seat manufacturers will face going forward. He expects the issue to result in increased sales ...

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