February 6 2017  |  Seating

Acro seating in Airbus BFE catalog

By Rick Lundstrom

Chris Brady, Chief Executive at Acro Aircraft Seating (left) and Heino Ostermeier, Senior Vice President Procurement, Cabin at Airbus shake on the deal in one of Acro's seats

Acro Aircraft Seating recently concluded an agreement with Airbus for the company’s products to be included in the airframe maker’s Buyer Furnished Equipment (BFE) catalog.

Part of the agreement is Acro’s ‘Series 3 Superlight ST’ slim-line Economy Class seat. It includes an aluminum table sized and designed for complimentary beverage service and the use of a tablet device will feature initially in the Airbus catalog. Inclusion of Acro’s new Series 6 will follow, pending delivery of the first ship set to a national flag carrier during the third quarter of this year.

Series 6 is a new generation Economy Class seat suitable for single and twin aisle. Acro makes the seat with simplified structure in order to maximize living space and to replace the seatback with a composite that is both as beautiful as it is efficient.

“Series 6 examines the spaces to the left and right of the passenger and finds precious extra room between the armrests, giving increased passenger comfort, a more sophisticated appearance, unequalled legroom, lighter weight and a 50% reduction in parts, greater durability and lower costs of operation,” said a release from Acro.

“This agreement with Airbus is the latest milestone achievement that reflects how hard we’ve worked to grow Acro by investing in our staff, product innovation and supporting infrastructure,” said Chris Brady, Chief Executive of Acro. “Appearing in the Airbus catalogue extends our reach and accessibility to scheduled flag carriers, enabling our growth and pursuing our vision of perfect comfort for passengers.”

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