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PUTS BUSINESS FIRST
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Horizon Premier is the newest
premium seating product from
Collins Aerospace, designed
to bridge the gap between
traditional first and
business classes. The
seat features a
privacy door as standard
which, in combination with
the 53in-high walls, creates
the ambience of a private suite.
The luxury feel is enhanced by latestgeneration
quiet actuation technology,
seamless IFE integration (up to 21in
displays), ambient lighting, devicecharging
ports and extensive stowage,
including a wardrobe.
In order to help maximise comfort
while keeping weight low, extensive
use has been made of composites
and advanced aluminium alloys in the
construction of the suite.
Customers can customise the trim
and finish, including the integration of
cutting-edge infused-image materials
to help differentiate brands. Collins
Aerospace can also incorporate an
illuminated panel for the privacy door
that creates a distinctive feature to
enhance the overall cabin ambience.
Horizon Premier is available for
multiple widebody platforms, including
the A350, A330, B777 and B787. The
seat is fully certified and entered
service on Aeroflot’s A350 fleet in
March 2020. According to Collins
Aerospace, it is currently working
on a follow-on order with an
A350 fleet in
Acro’s seat pan innovation
Acro has expanded its product range with the launch of two new seating
products designed specifically for twin-aisle aircraft. These new long-haul
models – ASP and the S6HD (see p62) – are variants of Acro’s Series 6
seating family, which is already in-service on narrow-body aircraft with
customers including Air New Zealand, Etihad and Qingdao Airlines.
Both variants incorporate comfort features including a curved
‘extra-spatial’ seatback design which optimises usable living space.
For operational efficiency, the seats have a minimised part count for
robustness, ease of maintenance and reduced cost of ownership.
The ASP of the Series 6 ASP stands for
‘articulating seat pan’, a feature which enhances
comfort. The lowered height of that seat pan
also improves passenger comfort, with other
comfort features including a 6in recline, a
single-piece tray table, a dual literature pocket,
provision for a 13in IFE screen with pivot mount,
and options including a footrest and AC power.
Weight is reduced via a single-piece
composite backrest, a lightweight aluminium
primary structure, an injection-moulded
seatback shroud, injection-moulded aisle
bumpers, and soft-touch two-shot injectionmoulded
The Series 6 ASP can be fitted to an A330 in
a 2-4-2 configuration and an A321XLR in a 3-3
configuration. The seat is also compatible with
A350, B777 and B787 aircraft types.
• Minimum pitch: 29in
• Seat width: 18.5in
with a 17.8in aisle