AIC, the Aircraft Institute for Craftsmen, is scheduled to open its doors next spring to train executive interiors specialists. According to founder Pierre Moroni, president of Syncro Aircraft Interiors at Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles, the motivation for launching the school is the persistent, industry-wide problem of finding skilled interiors technicians.
Precision Pattern, a Wichita-based specialist in aircraft interior cabinetry and finish, has signed an agreement with Appearance Group to provide after-market support in terms of touch-up, repair and mechanical adjustments for cabin cabinetry. As part of the agreement, Appearance Group will receive training and instruction from Precision Pattern.
International Jet Interiors, an independent completion and refurbishment center in Ronkonkoma, N.Y., has signed a major service agreement with Eclipse Aviation. Under terms of the deal, International Jet will provide service for the manufacturer’s Eclipse 500 very light jet interior for the Northeast U.S.
Comtran International said it has been awarded an STC for a 12-passenger executive cabin configuration for the Dornier 328Jet, which is being marketed as the Revolution Series 328.
According to Jordan Jaffe, president of Comtran, the 328Jet provides a unique combination of a large cabin with superb passenger comfort, combined with low acquisition and operating costs.
Few segments of the completion and refurbishment industry are as busy as that of narrowbody and widebody cabin finish work, and Gore Design Completions (Booth No. 2289) is rapidly filling its interiors dance card.
DeCrane Aerospace was founded 19 years ago by Jack DeCrane with the idea of assembling under a single umbrella all aspects of aircraft interior completion and refurbishment. Here at NBAA (Booth No. 268), DeCrane has pulled together all its interior products divisions more closely, under a more centralized marketing strategy, to offer a “single-source solution” to the executive/VIP cabin.
Mid Continent Controls of Derby, Kans., a manufacturer of cabin management and in-flight entertainment system controls, is showcasing a new media server for the cabin here at Booth No. 2656.
Burnet Interiors of Geneva has a unique approach to aircraft interiors. It doesn’t have a facility for producing interior components, nor does it have a sprawling hangar for installing interiors. What it sells is expertise and manpower. According to owner Franck Burnet, the company initially sends a team of experts to visit the client’s airplane, where they discuss ideas and examine the existing interior.
Completion and refurbishment centers are in a constant search for more efficient ways to work. And now growing in favor, despite mixed reviews in the past, is the idea of a modular cabin in kit form, ready for installation.
DeCrane Aircraft has announced the formation of a new subsidiary called DeCrane Cabin Interiors to specialize in business jet interior refurbishment, including specialized cabinetry. The new company, which will be run by Trey Bryson as v-p and general manager, is based at Tucson, Ariz., and has other facilities at Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Montreal.