Cabin environment has been a major element of the completion process in the past couple of years, and it promises to become more so as concerns about air quality and drinking water grow.
Cabin Interior and Electronics
News and developments about everything that goes into the cabin of an aircraft, from floor coverings to headliners, with a special emphasis on in-flight entertainment, communications and other electronics for passengers. If it is in the cabin of an aircraft, it’s covered here.
He took the Citation XLS to the West Star Aviation completion and refurbishment center in Grand Junction, Colo., for a special exterior paint job, starting with overall silver metallic paint, using Sherwin-Williams “Acry Glo” applied from special pressure-pots to ensure an even coat.
We live in a brave new world of constant connection, to our homes, offices, business acquaintances, friends and family. We’re connected by our cellphones, personal digital assistants (PDAs), laptops and Blackberries. And that’s the way we want it, in the air as well as on the ground.
The end product may not be Perrier, but it’s just as tasty and just as clean. It’s what comes out of the business end of International Water Guard’s (IWG) ultraviolet water treatment units, and the Burnaby, B.C. company has just shipped its 1,000th unit.
Carpet specialist Kalogridis International of Dallas has just launched a new line of bulkhead tapestries available in a variety of colors and with three-dimensional surface texture. The new surface was developed by company president George Kalogridis and research and development designer LiChing Tsai.
Since the first Boeing Business Jet entered the PATS Aircraft completion center in September 2001, the company has rolled out five finished BBJs. The company delivered the latest, for a South American head of state, last month.
After much market research and considerable research and development, Rosen Aviation Displays’ FliteView moving map passenger information system will go into production in August. The Eugene, Ore.-based company describes FliteView as fitting a niche between the low- and high-end products but at about one-fourth the price of the high-end.
Five years ago, Ed Laverentz was a full-time fireman “looking for a part-time job that might bring in $20,000 a year.” Now he and his wife, Barb, are the full-time president and general manager, respectively, of Aero Interior Maintenance, and the only fires he’s putting out are in the form of emergency repairs to the soft goods in business aircraft cabins.
Capital Aviation expects to deliver its 100th executive Caravan this summer, this one with the typical “Big Sky” cabin. The Bethany, Okla.
At the Aircraft Electronics Association convention and trade show in April Flight Display Systems (FDS) of Alpharetta, Ga., introduced a new in-flight entertainment “pyramid” in the form of a single box priced at “less than $10,000.” While the box is small enough to fit behind an aircraft seat, it includes a moving map, DVD and CD players, three-channel wireless audio, and an audio/video switcher for eight seats.