March 2 2023  |  Seating picks Acro for its new A321/A320 fleet

By Alex Preston will become the launch customer of the new Series 9 Fixed Back seat is to become the first customer for the recently launched Series 9 Fixed Back seat from Acro Aircraft Seating.

The seating will be installed on the company’s 98 firm ordered A321/A320 neo aircraft, which could extend up to 146 aircraft, further extending the relationship between the two, which began in 2008.

Designed for both single and twin aisle, the Series 9 is billed by the manufacturer as ‘the seat without compromise’, reducing operating costs for the airline, whilst achieving a class-leading passenger experience for passengers. Lightweight, the Acro Series 9 offers increased living space, such as extra leg room and space under the seat.

Neil Cairns, Acro’s CEO, commented in a February 23 press release, that “The Series 9 is the product of the inspired design and relentless innovation which go hand-in-hand at Acro, and our fresh thinking is firmly focused on delivering quantifiable benefits to our customers. The light weight of the sleek new Series 9 is an obvious advantage, but we have combined that with ultra-robust construction and low part count designed to reduce maintenance and facilitate quick turnaround sanitizing. The elegant contemporary lines of the Series 9 add to visual appeal while its space-creating comfort levels heighten passenger satisfaction. Once installed, we are confident that the Series 9 will support and Jet2holidays in its commitment to ‘create a VIP experience’ for its passengers.”

Philip Meeson, Executive Chairman of Jet2 plc, added in the same release, “We are extremely proud of the award-winning customer experience that we deliver, and the comfort that we provide customers on board our aircraft is critical to that. The lightweight, durable and comfortable Acro Series 9 seating will enable us to continue differentiating ourselves from the competition whilst providing fantastic comfort, more leg room and added space under the seat too. We know this seating will be enormously popular with customers travelling with us on their well-deserved holidays.

“Our brand-new Airbus A321 Neo aircraft are the most efficient and environmentally friendly aircraft in their class today, and the weight savings provided by this seating will make these aircraft even more efficient. A stable supplier base with trusted partners such as Acro Aircraft Seating is key in ensuring that we offer our customers a fantastic flight or holiday experience, and we look forward to reinforcing our longstanding business partnership with them.”

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