Italian cabin components specialist Iacobucci is perhaps better known for its galley products, but the company has recently expanded its line to include this executive seat. Created in partnership with BMW DesignworksUSA, the seat was on show at Aircraft Interiors Expo 2011 for the first time.
The Crystal Cabin Awards are given annually in six categories and a public ceremony in the main exhibitor hall traditionally kicks off the three-day Aircraft Interiors Expo. A total of 52 entrants representing 21 countries were pared down to 21 finalists. The winners were:
There were gray clouds overhead during most of the Aircraft Interiors Expo 2011, held April 5 to 8 in Hamburg, Germany, but there were silver linings inside the exhibit halls as 7,900 visitors descended on the annual show, comfortably eclipsing last year’s total of 7,300.
Vision Systems, which is exhibiting at the MEBA show for the first time (Booth No. C714), is displaying its newest offerings in sun protection and in-flight entertainment systems. These include dimmable cabin windows and an all-in-one multimedia electronic unit.
It should go without saying that private jet passengers generally enjoy more space, more comfortable seats and more advanced cabin systems than their airline counterparts. But the benefits of all these luxuries can be badly undermined by inadequate humidity levels in the cabin that can make the VIP traveler as weary as an economy-class pauper at the end of a long flight.
Hawker Beechcraft’s new Hawker 200, unveiled at the NBAA Convention in October, is a makeover of the Beech Premier II with an extensive cabin upgrade.
Taking into account the average passenger load of about 2.5 to 3 people per flight, Hawker’s designers created a luxurious interior that would seat four in spacious comfort, yet still allow the option of a high-density configuration.
Flight Display Systems has gone Hollywood, in a manner of speaking. To be more specific, the Alpharetta, Ga.-based cabin entertainment specialist provided a 42-inch, high-definition, LCD widescreen monitor for the recently completed Gulfstream III cabin of a Hollywood producer.
Lufthansa Technik (Booth No. 7534) and Panasonic Avionics (Booth No. 8221) yesterday inked an letter of intent committing the companies to jointly develop, build and sell advanced versions of in-flight entertainment and communication (IFEC) and cabin management systems (CMS) for both narrow- and wide-body VIP aircraft.
Describing the cabin of Gulfstream's new G650, senior v-p of programs, engineering and test Pres Henne said it began with a sketch of a cup holder and a single window. "That simple drawing led to an aircraft interior where form follows function."