Mann Aviation at Fairoaks Airport southwest of London began taking in more business aircraft interior refurbishment work about two years ago and recently added a new 5,500-sq-ft facility dedicated to that aspect of its business. It includes cabinetry and upholstery shops as well as hangarage.
Currently in for work is a privately owned Bombardier CRJ700. The customer, said Mann marketing manager Barry Jarlett, bought the airplane new with the airliner interior already installed and is having the regional twinjet gutted for conversion to an executive configuration. The project is scheduled for completion in February. Also in the company’s refurb pipeline is a privately owned Sikorsky S-76, which calls for an integrated in-flight entertainment system and 15-inch LCD monitor in a wood veneer credenza with gold-plated fittings.