Completion & Refurbishment: Aircraft Interiors Show To Debut in Dubai

 - March 26, 2007, 7:39 AM

Fairs & Exhibitions, which organizes the biennial Dubai Airshow in the United Arab Emirates, will debut a new aircraft interiors show–Aircraft Interiors Middle East–June 16 to 18, 2008, at the Airport Expo Dubai site.

Noting that the Middle East is one of the world’s fastest-growing aviation regions with regard to airline activity, F&E chair Virginia Kern pointed out, “The scenario is just as bullish for the business aviation segment, with the region’s 300-strong fleet forecast to double within the next five years.”

After the 2005 Dubai Airshow, at which more than 60 aircraft interiors companies mounted exhibits, F&E announced that it would create a dedicated aircraft interiors pavilion at the 2007 event in November.

The decision to launch the separate interiors event in even-numbered years was also prompted in part by the response of those 2005 interiors exhibitors.

In-flight Cooking with Ease
Enflite, a designer and manufacturer of aircraft cabin products, has received supplementary type certification and parts manufacturing approval (PMA) for its series 91107 “Zero Clearance” convection oven, as well as PMA for the newly configured 91115 and 91150 ovens.

The Georgetown, Texas-based company describes its Zero Clearance oven as “the next frontier in business jet galley equipment.” Enflite can build the Zero Clearance to meet any size requirement. In its standard configuration, it includes all-digital, fully integrated control panel, programmable settings, on-board diagnostic system, multiple power options and side-plug installation. And as with all Enflite ovens, the heat ventilation intake and exhaust panels are in the front.

New Wash Light Integrates New Technology Emteq, which has extensive experience in light-emitting diode (LED) lighting, has launched a new, low-profile, more compact cabin wash lighting system. The product incorporates high-intensity, surface-mounted LEDs and multiple dimming options. It also uses phosphor technology for improved performance at warmer color temperatures and constant current control for more consistent light output.

The ELW35 package accommodates high operating temperatures and is up to twice
as bright as currently available LED wash lighting systems, according to sales manager Scott Sweet.

CTT Humidifier System for A340-600
Jet Aviation of Basel, Switzerland, has ordered a CTT Cair humidification system for installation on an executive Airbus A340-600. The system is designed for passenger health and comfort, providing a more humid cabin environment without the formation of unwanted condensation. According to CTT, the system gives a relative humidity of 25 percent, comfortably above the humidity level of 3 to 5 percent typical of aircraft without the system. The dual-purpose Cair also incorporates CTT’s zonal drying system to counter the problem of condensation. Boeing has selected the zonal drying system as standard for the cabin of its new 787 Dreamliner. CTT’s humidifiers are optional for the crew rest compartments and flight deck.

Flight Display Intros Moving Map, DVD Player and Wireless Upgrades Flight Display Systems introduced a series of product upgrades, including computer processing units for the company’s moving-map display, a combination DVD/CD/MP3 player, and a wireless audio transmitter.

The -9 and -10 moving-map models are “soon to be released” and will feature enhanced video memory and processing power for high-quality satellite imagery.
Like the previous -7 and -8 displays, the -9 and -10 have no moving parts and are designed to perform in the cabins of small business aircraft. The price is still to be determined, said a spokesman for the Alpharetta, Ga.-based company.

Flight Display Systems is already offering its new Worldwide model DVD/CD/MP3 player, which includes iPod integration, additional audio/video jacks and a new
28-volt power supply. It is priced at $905.

All three items have received parts manufacturing approval from the FAA, and
a spokesman for Flight Display Systems said the new boxes have been designed to fit the same space as those currently in service.

Down the Aisle…AirCell of Louisville, Colo., announced that Jet Works Air Center of Denton, Texas, has completed the first AirCell Axxess satcom system installation aboard a Piaggio Avanti II…Associated Air Center, a division of Landmark Aviation, did the original interior on a Boeing 757-200 in 1994 and has just completed and delivered a major refurbishment of the same airplane for a new owner.