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Star Performance for a Newcomer


BURBANK, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 07: The Avelo aircraft is seen at Hollywood Burbank Airport on April 07, 2021 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Avelo)

As Avelo Airlines prepared to launch as America’s first new mainline airline in nearly 15 years, operating out of Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) and initially serving 11 destinations across the Western U.S., Acro rolled out the red carpet, when it was selected to supply Avelo with its Series 6 Recline seating.

The order for a retrofit programme on two of the company’s B737-800 aircraft was confirmed in December 2020 – mid-lockdown and right in the middle of Acro’s move to an all-new facility at Crick in Northamptonshire. Despite those challenges, the aircraft will enter service, as planned, on April 28th 2021.

The turbo-charged 12-week turnaround was made possible by utilising a pre-designed seat specification, ideally suited to the aircrafts’ all-economy configuration with 189 passenger places.

The elegant lines of the robust Series 6 Recline reflect Avelo’s contemporary style while the signature curve of Acro’s fully composite seatback increases comfort and freedom to move, impressively creating two inches’ more room at knee level. Most of the cabin (129 PAX) is pitched at 29 inches, with the remaining seats configured at a premium, and unusually generous, 31 to 38 inches.

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Acro’s Series 6 Recline fitted onboard Avelo Aircraft

Comfort cushioning adds to a luxe feel, while the four inch recline is ready accessed via Acro’s unique spar-mounted recline lever. The innovative mechanism, inspired by the automotive industry, is intuitive in its operation, creating ‘no jostle’ access for passengers and ‘no problem’ access for maintenance and cleaning crews.

Seat functionality is further enhanced with plentiful storage with both upper and lower literature pocket stowage available.

Avelo Founder, Chairman and CEO, Andrew Levy, launched his business as ‘a different and better kind of airline, built from scratch to offer an affordable, convenient and caring travel experience’ and Acro MD, Neil Cairns, believes that Acro seating will help deliver on that promise.

– Neil Cairns, Managing Director, Acro

He says, “Like Avelo, we are absolutely committed to offering our customers an all-round package of comfort, innovation, reliability and value. Our great Series 6 exemplifies that philosophy, offering clear business benefits to our customers and clear comfort benefits to their passengers: a win-win combination.


“We are thrilled to have been chosen as a trusted supplier to Avelo Airlines and we look forward to playing our part in the company’s unfolding success story in the years ahead.”