Posted on: 03 June 2019 by Alexander Preston
Acro Aircraft Seating has announced it is close to starting China seat production of it economy class and premium economy class aircraft seats.
The company established a facility in Shanghai in Q4 2018 with the intent to supply the Chinese civil aviation market with Acro’s 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 had secured its first Chinese carrier with the selection of Series 3ST+ by Spring Airlines as part of a major linefit programme, comprising of forty five Airbus A320 and fifteen A321 narrowbody aircraft. The company has also been selected to supply another Chinese carrier with its next-generation Series 6 Economy Class seat.
ACRO Aircraft Seating is an EASA Part 21 approved organisation and holds AS9100D Quality accreditation.