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.

October 7, 2013 - 12:25am

New Zealand-based Altitude Completion Centre has taken delivery of 16 executive seats from Italian interior components supplier Iacobucci for installation in a new Boeing Business Jet.

The kit includes seats for crew rest, guest lounge, a VIP lounge and a VIP stateroom. Dimensions between armrests range from 21 inches to 23 inches, depending on the location aboard the aircraft.

October 7, 2013 - 12:10am
Jeff Bonner Research & Development responded to requests to create a modern, in-flight version of the mahjong table, and in doing so also designed a semi-private mahjong game room.

Jeff Bonner Research & Development, a San Antonio-based aircraft cabin component developer and subassembly fabricator, has read the tea leaves for the Asian market and responded with a high-tech version of the ancient game of mahjong for installation in private jets.

October 4, 2013 - 2:55am
Gogo Talk & Text is available for Apple products this month.

Aircraft cabin connectivity just keeps getting better and better, and now Aircell has expanded its Gogo Biz Internet connection to include voice capability.

Because Gogo Biz operates on Aircell’s air-to-ground technology, which taps into the ground cellphone network, the company claims “voice calls are among the clearest in aviation, on par with mobile phone calls on the ground.”

September 11, 2013 - 1:10pm

Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company has produced the first VIP version of its new Superjet SSJ-100 airliner. The first example of the Sukhoi Business Jet was on display at last month’s MAKS airshow in Moscow. It is due to go to Russian defense export agency Rosoboronexport by year-end. This aircraft is based on the standard SSJ-100 model but future SBJs will be based on the long-range version of the narrowbody.

September 10, 2013 - 2:05pm

Looking to tap the growing Russian market for in-flight connectivity, Satcom Direct has announced plans to open an office in Moscow. The U.S. company is here at the JetExpo show this week demonstrating its latest capability, including the new Satcom Direct Router (SDR), its first certified hardware product.

September 10, 2013 - 1:05pm

Increasing customer demand is the motivation for a new agreement under which Tulpar Interior Group of Kazan will provide scheduled interior refurbishments from Jet Aviation’s maintenance facility at Moscow Vnukovo Airport. Tulpar is said to be the only company in Russia that provides a full range of aircraft interior services for commercial and VIP aircraft.

September 5, 2013 - 1:40am

Elliptical Mobile Solutions (EMS) has launched Zero Shock Seating (ZSS), a spinoff company that is expected to “dramatically improve comfort, safety and overall performance” for various modes of transport, including aviation.

ZSS is a startup company based in Chandler, Ariz., with exclusive rights to negotiate ownership of a patented, semi-active suspension system. The technology substantially eliminates shock experienced by passengers in all vehicles by automatically adapting to both the driver’s body weight and changing levels of shock and vibration.

September 5, 2013 - 1:20am

Jet Aviation Basel has signed an agreement with an undisclosed client to complete a BBJ interior. The 737 derivative will be delivered green to the Basel completion center in Switzerland in next year’s first quarter.

Jet Aviation has been completing aircraft at its Basel facilities since 1977 and has created more than 200 cabin interiors. The Jet Aviation Basel Design Studio was established in 2001 and employs 12 designers. The studio is responsible for about 40 percent of the company’s single-aisle bizliner interior creations.

September 5, 2013 - 12:55am

Greenpoint Technologies, an executive cabin completions specialist for Boeing Business Jets, has delivered its fourth Aeroloft kit.

The Aeroloft’s design and manufacturing process supports third-party installations. A Greenpoint team installed the first three Aerolofts to be delivered with assistance of Boeing its Wichita facility. This is the first Aeroloft to be installed by the customer at the customer’s own facility. Greenpoint supports the customer during the installation and certification phase.

September 5, 2013 - 12:25am
Flying Colours has contracts to convert nine CRJ700s to a corporate shuttle configuration similar to the above. rendering.

Flying Colours has been granted a supplemental type certificate (STC) from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for a new CRJ ExecLiner Corporate Shuttle created by the Canadian MRO, completion and refurbishment specialist.

 
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