UK-based aircraft seating manufacturer, Mirus has dispatched its first ever shipset to the Airbus final assembly line in Hamburg in its capacity as an approved Airbus supplier. The Hawk seats are due to be fitted to AirAsia’s A320 family aircraft.
Mirus CEO, Phil Hall, said on the delivery day (Thursday 22nd August): “Today marks the culmination of a dream that started over eight years ago. It also marks the fulfilment of a promise made. That dream and that promise was that I could deliver an economy seat to the Airbus final assembly line as an approved Airbus supplier.”
He continued, “I use the word “I” liberally, as clearly I could not have reached this milestone by myself. There were no shortcuts to get to this place, just a lot of dedicated, hardworking individuals who share my passion to do things a little differently. Therefore, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that has helped us on this journey – from our suppliers, to our shareholders, and to each and every member of team Mirus – because without them, none of this would have been possible.
“We are also immensely thankful of the steadfast support of our customer, AirAsia, and the patience and guidance received from Airbus, both of whom contributed so enormously to us reaching this momentous goal. The road to get here has been tortuous and sometimes treacherous; there is still so much to learn and so many areas we can and need to improve. We give knowing acknowledgement to the fact that we can do better and that we are still on our journey to be the best we can be and truly fulfil our potential. But this is what drives us.
“Nonetheless, today, as we waved off our first shipset for delivery, I took a moment to let the pride sink in. For me, this achievement marks the maturing of Mirus Aircraft Seating as a business and as a real contender. I sometimes forget that four and a half years ago none of the business I see today existed. I am very excited to see what we can achieve in the next four and a half years and beyond.”
Installation of the first Mirus linefit shipset took place on 28th August in Hamburg, ready for flight on 29th August.