Leather

January 28, 2014 - 2:30pm

Gulfstream Aerospace’s product support organization has created private-label fabrics, leathers and carpets for cabin interior refurbishments. The curated collection of in-stock soft goods will shorten the lead time and cost for interior refurbishments, Gulfstream said. There are more than 100 fabrics, 25 carpets and 25 leathers in the collection, which includes three color palettes: beige, tan and taupe. Lead time for Gulfstream Portfolio Collection carpets, for example, is one day versus about four weeks for open-stock selections.

December 12, 2013 - 8:15am

OmnAvia, a Winston Salem, N.C.-based distributor of fine leathers and woven fabrics for aircraft interiors, recently introduced its Alcantara aviation collection.

According to OmnAvia, Alcantara is “a material that is impossible to pigeonhole.” The Italian-made product, developed as an artificial substitute for suede, is a combination of polyester and polyurethane that offers the look and feel of suede.

October 24, 2013 - 5:40pm

From the fashion runways to airport runways, Townsend Leather has turned this fall’s fashion trend of lace into a new aircraft interiors product line, which makes its debut here at NBAA. According to the third-generation family-owned company, the new gaufrage-embossed center-cut hide, entitled Lace Weave, combines the delicacy of lace with the durability and performance of its highest-quality leather. The product has no pattern-match lines and can be customized with numerous finishing techniques including hand-dippings and antique effects.

October 20, 2013 - 7:30am

NBAA 2013 visitors can choose among plenty of leather types and colors, with each supplier offering its own unique features, depending on what the customer can afford. Leather for an entire business jet cabin the size of a Falcon 2000 typically falls into the $40,000 to $60,000 range. Passionate experts in leather crafting at Edelman Leather (Booth No. N5711), Garrett Leather (N213), Green Hides Leather Studio (C10135) and Townsend Leather (N5124) also gave AIN some tricks for proper leather care.

October 7, 2013 - 1:10am

If romance is high on the list of interior design, Townsend Leather has a perfect idea: a new lace weave pattern. “In fashion, lace gives a romantic feel to any outfit, so why not do the same for your [aircraft] interior?” asks the company.

It’s not a true weave, but an embossing pattern that allows availability of full hides. For most part the tones are dark neutrals; new patterns use some different colors.

February 26, 2013 - 3:38pm

Daher-Socata’s latest TBM 850 Elite version of its turboprop single includes an L-3 Avionics Trilogy ESI-2000 electronic standby instrument, which replaces an electromechanical instrument found on previous versions. The TBM 850 Elite, which debuted last year, also includes further improvements, such as two new interior leather colors, perforated seat backs for better comfort and an optional special package with a deluxe leather interior and a storage cabinet. The aircraft’s comprehensive maintenance program has also been enhanced.

December 5, 2012 - 2:10am

Perrone Aerospace has unveiled two new “royalty” additions to its array of premium leathers and textiles.

The Fultonville, N.Y.-based company’s new Contessa leather is an extension of Perrone’s successful Royalty leather portfolio. Through a proprietary milling process, Perrone craftsmen have created a luxurious feel with the appearance of a subtle “shrunken” pebble grain.

October 31, 2012 - 4:40pm

Perrone Aerospace is unveiling two additions to its premium leathers and textiles (Booth No. 1563) here at NBAA’12.

The Fultonville, N.Y.-based company’s new Contessa leather is an extension of Perrone’s successful Royalty leather portfolio. Through a proprietary milling process, Perrone craftsmen have created a luxurious feel with the appearance of a subtle “shrunken” pebble grain.

October 29, 2012 - 1:30pm
Green Hides Tango leather

Green Hides Leather Studio describes Tango leather from the Verde Valley region of Italy, as “a modern classic” from the finest, hand-selected European hides. The Greensboro, N.C.-based purveyor of fine leather is introducing its new Tango line here (Booth No. 4150) as a full-grain, aniline through-dyed product with hand-applied two-tone tipped grain effect with “a luxuriously soft touch.”

October 5, 2012 - 12:20am

Inspired by famed Italian designer Piero Fornesetti, Edelman Leather has introduced its latest Cavallini hair-on-hide Sun and Moon rugs.

The New Milford, Conn. leather supplier has 18 standard patterns for the Cavallini product. They are hand-sewn in Italy and described by a spokeswoman as “ideal for carpet runners or for bulkhead and sidewall coverings [or] we can create any pattern the client might want.”

 
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