Jet2.com has selected the new Acro Series 9 Fixed Back Seat from Acro Aircraft Seating for its fleet of new Airbus A321/A320neo aircraft.
Acro Series 9 for Jet2.com – Image, Acro Aircraft Seating
This will mark Jet2.com as the first customer of the new Acro Series 9 seat. The seating will be installed on the company’s 98 firm-ordered Airbus A321/A320 neo aircraft, which could extend up to 146.
The Acro Series 9 seat is a lightweight design, coming in at 7.5 kg per seat. It features a fixed back with an upper document pocket and a full fold-out tray.
Acro Series 9 Seatback. Image, Acro Aircraft Seating.
The seating combines a creatively comfortable design with increased living space, such as extra legroom and space under the seat.
The Series 9 seat is designed for both single and twin-aisle aircraft, with Jet2 deploying it in a single-aisle configuration.
The order also marks the continuation of the relationship between Acro Aircraft Seating and Jet2, which were Acro’s launch customer in 2008.
Announcing the new contract, Neil Cairns, Acro’s CEO, says,
“We’re obviously delighted at this early recognition for the exceptional attributes of Series 9, not least because the endorsement comes from an industry leader which shares our determination to provide optimum comfort and maximum living space even in today’s high-density cabins.
“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 Jet2.com and Jet2holidays in its commitment to ‘create a VIP experience’ for its passengers.”
Philip Meeson, Executive Chairman of Jet2 plc, says,
“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.”
A welcome offering from Acro
It is welcoming to Acro Aircraft Seating to continue to thrive and gain new orders – especially with the Acro Series 9. The airline was a customer of the Series 3, which went on to be a wildly popular seat with low-cost carriers.
Acro Aircraft Seating will hope this set of orders will encourage airlines who are starting their fleet renewal plans to also consider their seats.
For passengers, we all know space matters – and depending on how they’re configured, they could offer a passable option on low-cost flights, providing a fixed back (so no one reclines into you) and the legroom for those who need to stretch their legs out.
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