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.

September 20, 2007 - 7:44am

Mid Continent Controls  (Booth No. 4926) is displaying its in-flight entertainment technology with new media disc players capable of reading DVDs from all geographic regions as well as compact, video compact, MP3, DVD+RW and DVD-RW discs.

September 20, 2007 - 7:41am

Airbus remains tight-lipped on the subject of what it calls the A380 “Flying Palace,” but that hasn’t kept rumors from swirling or designers from developing proposals for a cabin on two levels with some 6,800 sq ft of living space.

September 20, 2007 - 6:28am

After more than a decade’s experience performing midsize and large-cabin business jet refurbishments, King Aerospace has decided to take a big step up into the expanding market for transport-size VIP completions. The company calls it the “Ultra VVIP Customization Program” and, according to Don Salisbury, director of corporate aviation services, customers can sign up today.

September 19, 2007 - 1:43pm

Townsend Leather (Booth No. 8351) recently announced an exclusive agreement to offer 3M Scotchgard Protector treatment for its range of aircraft interior leathers. The Protector treatment prevents soiling and staining, extending the life of the leather while keeping it soft and supple.

September 19, 2007 - 1:22pm

Rosen Aviation said it has received FAA approval for 25 cabin entertainment system components. Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) was obtained for products relating to display systems, the RosenView LX moving map, a single-disc DVD player, various connector kits, arm mounts and harnesses.

August 30, 2007 - 7:58am

Gore Design Completions received its first Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ) for completion early last month. The manufacturer approved the San Antonio firm as an outfitter last fall. Gore might also take delivery of a second widebody project in the middle of next year.

August 27, 2007 - 10:37am

Rosen Aviation’s 17- and 20-inch display monitors have been selected as standard equipment for Gulfstream’s G450 and G550 cabin entertainment systems. Gulfstream Aerospace has also recognized the Eugene, Ore.-based company as one of its 2006 Top Performer suppliers, based on quality and on-time delivery...

August 27, 2007 - 10:35am

Flying Colours, the Peterborough, Ontario center, is adding 30,000 sq ft to its current completion and maintenance facility that will also include a client lounge, conference facility and offices.

August 27, 2007 - 10:34am

Midcoast Aviation of East Cahokia, Ill., has taken delivery of the first of four Challenger 850s, all of which will be completed for VistaJet. The Canadian dedicated charter operator has a fleet primarily of medium- to long-range business jets and operates more than 275 flights monthly, carrying a total of some 500 passengers.

August 27, 2007 - 10:32am

GMT, a Rhode Island-based composites specialist, recently delivered two highly customized showers to MAV Aircraft Services for installation in an executive Boeing 767 being done by the Fort Worth-based interiors specialist. Both composite enclosures measure 40 inches in diameter, 80 inches tall and feature curved, transparent Lexan doors and a slightly raised floor that allows water to run off around the edge and into a hidden drain.

 
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