Aircraft cabin

May 4, 2013 - 12:50am

Seven winners emerged from the Crystal Cabin Awards judging last month, and some of them stand to find a market in business aviation.

The winners were announced at a gala dinner in Hamburg, Germany, on the eve of the opening of the annual Aircraft Interiors Expo.

Candidates with winning entries included Boeing, Diehl Aircabin, Dornier Technologie Systems, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Meru, Thales and Zodiac Aerospace.

January 2, 2013 - 12:40am

Aeria Luxury Interiors, a start-up division of ST Aerospace in San Antonio, is at work on a long-haul bizliner that arrived in November for heavy maintenance and an extensive cabin refurbishment.

The San Antonio facility also delivered its first project this past summer, a Boeing Business Jet requiring light maintenance and installation of a new in-flight entertainment package.

December 20, 2012 - 2:45pm

L-3 Platform Integration has received a second Boeing 747-8 for cabin outfitting at its Waco, Texas completion center. The company claims to be the first center to have two 747-8s in simultaneous completion, and with more than half a million square feet of hangar space it can accommodate multiple twin-aisle bizliner completion and refurbishment projects. Outfitting of the cabins on the two airplanes includes cabin management and in-flight entertainment systems, LED lighting throughout and a customized noise-dampening package.

October 29, 2012 - 4:00pm

Gore Design Completions has received its first supplemental type certificate (STC) for a Boeing BBJ3 completion. According to Joseph Barrett, Gore senior manager of programs, the completion took approximately 16 months and is for a Middle Eastern customer.

August 4, 2012 - 2:45am

Greenpoint Technologies has signed a memorandum of understanding with Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering of Beijing (Ameco Beijing) for a cooperative venture in completion of commercial and executive aircraft cabins.

The agreement, still to be finalized, will support business jet completion and refurbishment “in greater China and the Asia-Pacific region.” It will include collaborative engineering, certification and installation of single- and twin-aisle executive aircraft modifications.

May 15, 2012 - 3:30pm

Goodrich (Stand 539) is offering a service called “Total Cabin Capability,” which includes service and support for its customers. The U.S. company’s newest products on display in cabin interiors include VIP seats, interior and exterior lighting, veneers, cabinetry, in-flight entertainment systems and cabin management systems.

May 13, 2012 - 4:45am
Flying Colours Execliner

Private aircraft makeover specialist Flying Colours is embarking on what may well be the company’s most ambitious project. Known for its Execliner renovations, which turn Bombardier’s CRJ family of regional airliners into well-appointed business jets (also known as Challenger 850s), the Canadian cabin completions specialist has begun work on what it describes as its first “fully loaded” CRJ200 conversion.

May 13, 2012 - 3:00am
Legacy interior

Evolution may a debatable process in theological terms, but Brazilian business jet manufacturer Embraer embraces it wholeheartedly as part of cabin technology and amenities, said Mariana Santos, Embraer Executive Jets head of product strategy for the Legacy 600/650 programs.

May 3, 2012 - 4:20am

Flight Display Systems of Alpharetta, Ga., has introduced Select CMS Platinum, a “significant upgrade” of the previous Select CMS.

According to Flight Display president David Gray, the original Select CMS has already been installed as an aftermarket item in more than a dozen different aircraft types. Among them is an MD-81 recently outfitted and delivered by Pentastar Aviation of Waterford, Mich., a project that includes Flight Display’s Blu-ray player, seven-inch widescreen in-seat monitors, and two-button Oled controllers.

April 18, 2012 - 9:15am

Research Frontiers and licensee Vision Systems announced at the Aircraft Interiors World Expo in Hamburg, Germany, that Vision Systems is investing $750,000 to expand its existing factory in France and will add a production facility dedicated to the manufacture of its SPD-Smart Nuance and Noctis electronically dimmable windows and cabin dividers.

It also plans to establish a similar factory in the U.S. next year for production of SPD-Smart products, including SPD-Smart Nuance and Noctis.

 
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