Yankee Pacific Having a Most Excellent Year
Yankee Pacific started with a single office in Tulsa, Okla., a little more than a decade ago. Today it consists of two main divisions. Jormac Aerospace in Clearwater, Fla., has a staff of about 80 and specializes in building cabin liner systems: sidewalls, under-floor structures, overheads, bulkheads and attach fittings. Cabin Innovations in Lewisville, Texas, specializes in custom cabinetry manufacturing, from the galley to the lavatory and points between.
Through its divisions, Yankee Pacific is developing as a one-stop shop for cabin components, primarily for the single- and twin-aisle Airbus and Boeing bizliner market. According to managing director Ken Goldsmith, “We’re now involved in the executive interior outfitting of five of the new 747-8s.”
In addition to the new twin-aisle airplanes coming onto the market–the Airbus ACJ350 and Boeing’s 747-8 and 787–Goldsmith sees executive variants of the new ACJ320neo from Airbus and the 737 Max from Boeing attracting a lot of people who want a large aircraft but not something the size of the 747-8. “It doesn’t take a lot of high-net-worth people to keep that market segment busy.”
With a busy outlook in the offing, Yankee Pacific has appointed Rick Richardson as v-p of business development.