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.

May 22, 2014 - 7:10am

Seeking to expand beyond its VIP airliner market, Custom Control Concepts (CCC, Booth 818) of Kent, Washington is showcasing at EBACE 2014 its newly introduced SkyOne inflight entertainment and cabin management system (IFE/CMS) solution and Sky-Fi wireless Internet connection sharing (ICS) system for business jets and helicopters.

May 22, 2014 - 6:30am
Flying Colour Corp's newly completed hangar increases capacity for interiors and maintenance work on large jets.

Canada-based Flying Colours, a specialist in the completion and refurbishment of Bombardier aircraft, is highlighting the company’s ability to service clients in Europe, underscored by recent facility expansion at home and successes in Asia. “We’re getting more inquiries from Europe for heavy refurbishment and maintenance,” said Eric Gillespie, executive v-p of sales and marketing.

May 22, 2014 - 6:30am

Canada-based Flying Colours, a specialist in the completion and refurbishment of Bombardier aircraft, is highlighting the company’s ability to service clients in Europe, underscored by recent facility expansion at home and successes in Asia. “We’re getting more inquiries from Europe for heavy refurbishment and maintenance,” said Eric Gillespie, executive v-p of sales and marketing.

May 22, 2014 - 6:15am

Completion specialist L-3 Platform Integration of Waco, Texas reported at EBACE 2014 “significant progress” on completing two 747-8 VVIP aircraft for undisclosed customers. One of the aircraft is slated to become the first ever 747-8 VVIP completion.

May 22, 2014 - 6:15am

Completion specialist L-3 Platform Integration of Waco, Texas reported at EBACE 2014 “significant progress” on completing two 747-8 VVIP aircraft for undisclosed customers. One of the aircraft is slated to become the first ever 747-8 VVIP completion.

May 22, 2014 - 5:10am
Oliver Thomaschewski, Project Manager A/C Interior VIP & Executive Jet Solutions, introduces a new innovation in VIP seating.

VIP aircraft services provider Lufthansa Technik has unveiled new offerings for cabin completions and a major corporate investment and reorganization aimed at keeping its pipeline filled with innovative ideas, products and services.

Under its Innovation Boost program, introduced here at the EBACE show, Lufthansa Technik (Booth 5634) is quadrupling its research and development spending, committing €200 million through 2017. The company is also changing its organizational structure to create a better environment for innovation and new product development.

May 22, 2014 - 5:00am

Everett, Washington-based BLR Aerospace (Booth 2606) has obtained FAA approval of its LED lighting system for installation in Beechcraft King Air 90s that are equipped with BLR winglets, the company announced at EBACE 2014. Benefits of LEDs (light-emitting diodes) include better reliability, lower power consumption, higher illumination, reduced weight and longer life, when compared to incandescent lighting.

May 22, 2014 - 4:42am

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia-based consultancy firm MAZ Aviation and satellite airtime provider Satcom1 (Booth 821) are joining forces to design a new, faster satcom system for the Airbus ACJ and Boeing BBJ. According to the partnership agreement, the system will be based on Ka- and Ku- band solutions and will offer greater bandwidth for airborne communications. Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband and its safety services features will be used for cockpit communications needs.

May 21, 2014 - 3:20pm

Italian helicopter manufacturer AgustaWestland (Booth 6629) is showcasing an innovative VIP interior concept for its in-development AW169 at EBACE 2014, replete with artist renderings, color samples and a scaled-down mockup. The four-passenger interior concept features earth tones and swiveling seats with translucent shells. It was created by design firm Lanzavecchia + Wai for the “Flydeas for the City” contest sponsored by AgustaWestland and the contemporary design magazine Interni.

 
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