List Components of Austria (Stand 165) has selected Ontario, Canada-based Flying Colours (Stand 1935) as its preferred completion center in North America for its stone flooring and countertops in all aircraft types. Flying Colours recently installed a List stone floor in a Bombardier Global 5000 and has been chosen to install a similar floor in a Bombardier Challenger 601.
Redford Corp. of Kingwood, Texas (Booth No. 2235), a commercial flooring company that installs, services and maintains aircraft hangars, has been installing hangar floors for nearly three decades. Now, when a customer wants its hangar floor repaired or designed to include a distinctive floor graphic, Redford offers a solution.
The relatively new stone floor from List Components & Furniture of Austria appears to be gaining in popularity and independent completion and refurbishment center Flying Colours (Booth No. 3553) has just completed its first installation.
In a joint effort, Ruag Aviation’s completion and refurbishment specialists and List components and furniture have outfitted the first Global 5000 to include true stone flooring in the entry and galley areas, as well as in the crew and passenger lavatory.
The FAA last month approved upgraded flammability standards for thermal and acoustic insulation materials used in Part 25 (transport category) aircraft. Revised standards include new tests and criteria that address flame propagation and entry into the cabin of an external fire.
The final two of six E-series hangars are nearly complete at developer MMU-FTC’s site at Morristown Municipal Airport, N.J. These units are both 50 feet deep by 70 feet wide. Their bifold doors are 65 feet wide and 20 feet high, able to accommodate virtually all small and midsize jets and helicopters up to the size of a Sikorsky S-76.
The FAA has issued clarifying bulletins, set up a team of specialists that can be contacted 24/7 and is considering amending its controversial rule upgrading flammability standards for thermal and acoustic fuselage insulation. The rule, which became effective September 2, poses a "serious threat to the continued operation of Part 25 [certified] aircraft," according to trade groups.
For years, AccuFleet has been known for its flammability testing and certification of interior cabin components and cargo compartment materials, a “hot button” for the FAA. Now the Houston-based company has added thermal acoustic materials testing to its capabilities.
The FAA is considering amending its controversial rule upgrading flammability standards for thermal and acoustic insulation. The industry wasted no time in letting the agency know of its concern about the unexpected scope of the rule–which became effective on September 2–with the result that the agency has already taken steps to mitigate the burden on business aircraft owners and operators.