Acro Aircraft Seating, the UK-based manufacturer of economy class and premium economy class aircraft seats, has moved a step closer to beginning production at its new facilities in China. The company established a facility in Shanghai in Q4 2018 with the intent to supply the Chinese civil aviation market and the company is now working to initiate production under existing Acro regulatory approvals, with the intention of firstly servicing Asia’s retrofit market, with line-fit 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 line-fit programme, comprising of 45 Airbus A320s and 15 A321s. 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 (Approval number UK.21G.2585) and holds AS9100D Quality accreditation (approval number LRQ 00006260).