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.