Acro Launches Innovative New Models at AIX 2019

03 April 2019

Acro Aircraft Seating is delighted to have launched two new variants from their Series 6 Economy Class family of seats at the Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) 2019.

Since their establishment in 2007, Acro has designed, certified and manufactured over 130,000 seats for more than 500 aircraft, with customers including Air New Zealand, Spirit Airlines, Allegiant Air, Frontier Airlines, KLM Royal Dutch, Hawaiian Airlines and Thomas Cook Airline Group among many others.

AIX, held annually in Hamburg, attracts thousands of exhibitors and visitors from across the globe and is the industry-leading showcase for the latest ideas and innovations in aircraft interiors. Attendees include those involved or responsible for the purchase of cabin interiors, in-flight entertainment, connectivity, passenger experience and passenger services.

Acro’s new aircraft seating product, Series 6LC which is aimed primarily at low-cost and regional carriers’ narrow-body fleets, has launched at AIX 2019. Series 6LC re-defines Acro’s quest for simplicity with its minimalist design aesthetic and reduced part count, whilst also enhancing comfort with Acro’s innovative curved seat back design which unlocks space at knee level.

Series 6LC features include a pre-reclined fixed back, with an upper literature pocket, sliding table and lightweight armrests. Additional options include comfort seat covers, crew step, lower literature pocket and USB A & C provisioning.

In an Airbus A320 family configuration, passenger space is maximised for centre seats with an 18” seat width, resulting in significant improvements in passenger comfort. At the same time the overall configuration significantly optimises cabin operations by achieving a wider aisle for faster loading and unloading of passengers.

Visitors exclusively invited to the Acro stand were also able to see the launch of another seat from the Series 6 family of seats.

Acro also showcased its award-winning linefit Series 3 family of economy class seats, Series 6 economy class in Airbus and Boeing specifications and Series 7 narrow-body business class seats at the show. Designed as pieces of furniture rather than items of aircraft equipment, Acro’s seats marry design innovation and passenger comfort with the commercial realities of cabin economics.

Acro’s newly appointed CEO, Chris Leese-Woods was delighted to attend this year’s Expo for the first time in his new capacity. Chris, who joined in January with 30 years of experience in the aerospace industry, has previously been involved in many significant cabin interior programmes, working as Managing Director at AIM Composites for five years.

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