Posted on: 17 September 2019 by Alexander Preston
Spirit Airlines has become the launch customer for Acro’s new Series 6LC Economy Class seat.
The seat launch is part of the airline’s commitment to improve the passenger experience with a cabin redesign featuring new modern interiors and seating products. The new look cabins will enter service on Spirit’s linefit A320 aircraft in November 2019.
The Series 6LC seats will be upholstered in a soft touch matte-black synthetic leather with border stitching in Spirit’s signature yellow, providing a sleek and modern aesthetic. Seat features include an upper literature pocket and a sliding single-leaf table with cup recess. According to the manufacturer, passenger comfort is improved with enhanced seat ergonomics, thicker cushioning and lumbar support and a seatback pre-reclined to 24 degrees. In addition, the middle seat will be an inch wider, and the exit row will gain over an inch of pre-recline.
Partnering with the Charted Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIHEF), Spirit Airlines conducted a study on the ergonomics and comfort of the Acro Series 6LC seats. The ergonomics experts concluded that these enhancements allow for a wider range of healthy postures and movements, providing an additional two-inches of usable legroom compared to industry-standard flatback seats with the same pitch.
Ted Christie, Spirit Airlines’ president and CEO, said: “Last year I signed a pledge to look at every facet of our Guest experience and determine where we could improve. This investment in our seats and onboard experience is a direct result of that commitment. We have listened to our Guests, and we are responding with these new, more comfortable seats which will offer more usable legroom with their innovative design.”