Visual arts

April 15, 2014 - 11:00am

Cabin electronics specialist Emteq has invested heavily in developing sophisticated lighting systems for both airliners and private aircraft. The U.S. company, which is exhibiting here at ABACE 2014 in Shanghai with its partner Talco Aviation (Booth H619), is also a pioneer in producing advanced cabin management systems (CMS).

April 1, 2014 - 8:40am
Scheme Designers decal for scavenger hunt

Aircraft exterior design specialists Scheme Designers is hosting a scavenger hunt around the display area at the Sun ‘n’ Fun Fly-In this week in Lakeland, Fla. Players are hunting for aircraft with both a Scheme Designers’ livery and window sign indicating that the aircraft is part of the game.

March 4, 2014 - 12:45am

Seeking to build on synergies in the nautical and aeronautical fields, four Dutch companies specializing in interiors for business jets and superyachts are partnering to offer one-stop shopping for aircraft interior design and refurbishments. In early January MRO provider JetSupport, cabineteer Struik & Hamerslag Aviation, interior architects Wetzels Brown Partners and upholsterer Zijlstra International Decoration signed a letter of intent to formalize their collaborative relationship.

February 25, 2014 - 9:00am

Networking is one of the prime reasons for attending Heli-Expo, according to its attendees, and few know networking the way the members of the International Aviation Women’s Association do. Come find out more about IAWA, hear from Sergei Sikorsky and meet current IAWA board members from 4 to 5 p.m. today at the Sikorsky booth (No. 2822).

December 6, 2013 - 1:40am

The joint venture between Tata Advanced Systems and Sikorsky has delivered its first fully indigenous S-92 cabin. The Indian operation is now not only assembling cabins but also producing more than 5,000 associated precision components. At the Hyderabad factory, the capacity has reached four S-92 cabins per month and the 50th was produced in October.

December 5, 2013 - 4:25am

Canadian interiors completion provider Innotech Aviation of Montreal and Design Q of London have developed a new concept in cabin lighting: applying Swarovski crystals to variable-color LED cabin lighting panels to create “a unique, industry-first lighting environment.”

The first applications, according to Innotech director of avionics engineering Gesse Sciacca, are being incorporated in a Global, with delivery anticipated before year-end.

December 5, 2013 - 4:10am

Custom Aircraft Cabinets, manufacturer of cabinetry and upholstered components for high-end aircraft interiors, recently doubled its fabrication capacities to 146,000 sq ft.

The Sherwood, Ark. company is equipped to provide precision routing, edge-fill operations and insert production. It also recently added a Thermwood multi-purpose three-axis M43-510 CNC router to its existing Thermwood three-axis M45-510 CNC router. “The addition of the second router provides us much-improved downstream capacity and it immediately gives us superior flexibility in both quality and flow time.”

November 17, 2013 - 8:00am

U.S.-based AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings, a division of International Paints, has reported qualification of one of its base-coat products to the Aerospace Material Specification (AMS) standard, which governs the use of metals for aircraft manufacture and MRO.

November 14, 2013 - 12:00pm

Signature Flight Support renewed a multi-year contract with Clear Channel Airports to provide multimedia advertising in the FBO chain’s 62 facilities in the U.S. Business travelers using these FBOs account for a significant percentage of organizational decision-makers, ranging from mid-level career professionals to senior executives, Clear Channel noted. “We look forward to continuing our partnership with Clear Channel Airports as it continually innovates its medium to better engage, inform and educate our travelers,” said Signature president and CEO Maria Sastre.

October 23, 2013 - 10:35am

Battelle has developed a robotic system to repair aircraft windows combining the company’s existing automated maintenance robot and a manual method of transparency restoration.

As a result of weathering and microfracturing, acrylic aircraft windows tend to craze within three to seven years, turning a clear surface into a milky, opaque one that can severely limit vision. The existing process of restoring windows to their original clarity requires technicians to hand buff out the scratches and crazing, a process that takes a significant amount of training, skill and time.

 
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