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Acro’s Series 6FB Economy Class seat launching with Spirit Airlines

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Ted Christie, Spirit’s President and CEO, unveiled the new Series 6FB seats during his “Invest in the Guest” keynote speech at the APEX Expo held in Los Angeles this week

Acro is delighted to announce that Spirit Airlines is the launch customer for our new Series 6FB Economy Class seat.
Spirit Airlines is an American ultra-low cost carrier headquartered in Miramar, Florida and a leader in providing customizable travel options. Spirit’s fleet is one of the youngest and most fuel-efficient in the U.S. and the airline operates more than 600 daily flights to 76 destinations in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean.

Ted Christie, Spirit’s President and CEO, unveiled the new Series 6FB seats during his “Invest in the Guest” keynote speech at the APEX Expo held in Los Angeles this week. 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 6FB 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. 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 and inch of pre-recline.

- Alan McInnes, Acro’s SVP Sales said:

“Series 6FB is Acro’s next-generation seat which has been designed to fulfil the product requirements of our low-cost carrier customers such as Spirit Airlines who want to achieve a robust and lightweight seating solution, without compromising comfort and the ability to offer seat features which will improve the passenger experience.

We are very proud that our latest seating innovation is launching with Spirit, a long-standing customer of Acro’s and a pioneering airline which is committed to delivering the best value in the sky while providing an extraordinary guest experience. The new Series 6FB seats will go some way to achieving this with its state-of-the-art features and extra-spatial seatback design which unlocks vital living space in the leg area.

Partnering with the Charted Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIHEF), Spirit Airlines conducted a study on the ergonomics and comfort of the Series 6FB seats. Both beautiful and efficient, 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 commented:

“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.”

For further information about Spirit Airlines and their new Series 6FB launch please see the following links:

Spirt Airlines press release:

Video illustrating the unlocked legroom on Spirit’s Select Seats: