Acro continues to move toward China seat production

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By victoria@aviationnews-online.com June 4, 2019 09:31

Acro continues to move toward China seat production

Acro Aircraft Seating, a UK-based manufacturer of economy class and premium economy class aircraft seats, has moved a step closer to initiating additional production capabilities in China.

The company established a facility in Shanghai in the fourth-quarter of 2018 with the intent to supply the Chinese civil aviation market with Acro’s innovative seating products.

Chris Leese-Wood, Acro’s CEO and accountable manager said: “We are delighted with the progress that both our UK Quality and Shanghai Production teams have made to realise our production capabilities in China. The Shanghai facility will be initiated under existing Acro regulatory approvals, with the intention of firstly servicing Asia’s retrofit market and with linefit programmes to follow later.”

Earlier this year, Acro announced that it has secured its first Chinese carrier with the selection of Series 3ST+ by Spring Airlines as part of a major linefit programme, comprising of 45 Airbus A320 and 15 A321 narrowbody aircraft.

The company has also been selected to supply another Chinese carrier with its next-generation Series 6 Economy Class seat.

victoria@aviationnews-online.com
By victoria@aviationnews-online.com June 4, 2019 09:31