Thursday, August 22, 2013

■ SOUTH AFRICA: mango seals deal with Acro Aircraft Seating for its 737 fleet.

South African LCC, mango (JE), has sealed a contract with UK-based passenger aircraft seat manufacturer, Acro Aircraft Seating, for the manufacture and installation of its Ultra R seats aboard mango's entire fleet of Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The deal, which includes six shipsets and equates to 1116 economy class seats, marks the first major African client for the Redhill, Surrey-based manufacturer.

Distinguished by an ultra-light weight and slim seatback design, the Ultra R seats on the first newly re-fitted Boeing 737-800 entered service last week with the second aircraft to follow on August 31. Acro Aircraft Seating is currently in negotiations with mango for an additional two shipsets due for completion in 2014.
Doug Hacking, Commercial Director, Acro Aircraft Seating comments: “Fuel efficiency along with passenger comfort were the key drivers in Mango's decision to select the Ultra R seat. Passengers will certainly notice the difference."
Acro designs, certifies and manufactures economy seats for regionals, legacy, low cost and traditional carriers including Royal Air Maroc, Thomas Cook Airlines, Jet2.com and Aer Arann.