Sadia‘s low-cost carrier flyadeal has signed with Acro Aircraft Seating for an order of 5,760 Series 6 seats.
Neil Cairns, CEO of Acro Aircraft Seating-and Con Korfiatis, CEO of flyadeal – Image Acro Aircraft Seating
The shipsets are rolling off the production lines at Acro headquarters in Crick, Northamptonshire as the company has picked up the pace on fulfilment of a 5,670 pax order for flyadeal, the new low-cost airline owned by Saudi flag carrier, Saudia.
The Acro seating contract is for the line-fit of thirty Airbus A320neo aircraft, with options for a further twenty A320neo.
Acro Series 6 seating will be used throughout the aircraft, with a premium version, complete with extra comfort covers and styling detail, on the first four and two Over Wing Exit rows.
The version of the Series 6 Acro will use will feature a fixed recline seat which was exclusively engineered for flyadeal. In terms of cabin layout, it will feature a 30” pitch for the first 4 rows, a 36” pitch for 2 OWE rows and a 28 to 29” pitch range in the remainder of the cabin to maximise cabin use.
The seats will feature an upper literature pocket, a lower net literature pocket stowage, a single leaf sliding table with cup recess and USB-A power supply, as well as a crew step fitted to the seats. The seats will be finished with faux leather covers in flyadeals colours.
Commenting on the contract, Acro CEO Neil Cairns said,
“The flyadeal approach to low cost coupled with high value is already setting new standards in the sector with stunning cabin interiors created for its all-new fleet. We’re proud to be working in partnership with the flyadeal team to create uniquely comfortable and super-stylish seating which will help realise the airline’s confident brand promise to ‘put a smile on the face’ of its passengers and we look forward to completing delivery on schedule in 2025.”
Mike Hewitt, flyadeal’s COO said:
“We are delighted at how well our new seat has been received by our customers since inauguration into service of the first of our A320 NEO aircraft in 2021. The streamlined design of the Acro seat coupled with our customised seat dress cover has enabled us to optimise seating capacity onboard whilst ensuring passenger comfort was not compromised. Our new seat strongly complements the unique look and feel of our overall cabin experience.”
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