Dassault Falcon Jet selected the Nordam Group to manufacture cabinetry for the Falcon 7X. The deal calls for the Tulsa, Okla.-based company to produce full
ship-sets for select Falcon 7Xs, a total of 22 components in each set, including such items as galleys, closets, vanities and pocket doors. Nordam will build, assemble and finish the cabinetry at its Wichita facility for shipment to the Dassault Completion Center in Little Rock, Ark., for installation.
The contract value is estimated at approximately $70 million, with the first ship-set to be delivered late this year. The program is expected to continue through 2011.
Precision Pattern Teams with Appearance Group for After-market Cabinetry Support
Precision Pattern of Wichita, a well known player in the custom hardwood and veneer business, has teamed with aircraft cleaning and detailing specialist Appearance Group, also of Wichita, to provide after-market cabinetry support for aircraft interiors.
As part of the agreement, Appearance Group employees will receive training at Precision Pattern in minor touch-up, repair and mechanical adjustments for improved fit and function.
Rosen Expands Asian Presence
Rosen Aviation, has inked a deal with Kestrel Group of Simpsonville, S.C., to represent Rosen’s in-flight entertainment systems to the Asian market through business and private aviation service and modification centers.
In January this year, the Eugene, Ore.-based company picked AeroTecs of Belgium to represent its products in Europe. The addition of the Kestrel Group adds more to Rosen’s strategy of “reaching out to global markets, particularly ones experiencing tremendous growth,” said Rosen president Darren Sparks.
Comtran Wins 328Jet Contract
Comtran International has been awarded an STC for a 12-passenger executive cabin configuration for the Dornier 328Jet, which it is marketing as the “Revolution Series 328.”
“This is a multiple STC covering all the modifications necessary to convert the
Do 328Jet,” said Comtran president Jordan Jaffe. The aircraft interior changes are designed to maximize passenger productivity, with conference areas and a satellite communications suite that has Internet access. Amenities will include a full galley, in-flight entertainment system, lavatory and an externally loaded baggage area that is also accessible from the cabin.
The first aircraft based on the new STC was scheduled to be completed last month at Comtran’s Horseshoe Bay Airport facility in Texas.
ICG and Chelton Go For Speed
International Communications Group (ICG) of Newport News, Va., has successfully integrated and tested its AeroCom 3000, AeroCom 1100 and NxtLink 400 Iridium transceivers with Chelton’s high-speed data systems for both voice and data communication.
The test made use of ICG’s Sigma 7BL, Sigma7, Jetphone and cordless handsets.
“This integration provides greater flexibility and redundancy for airborne executives flying on aircraft equipped with Chelton Equipment since the ICG PBX devices can be used to place and receive calls on either the Inmarsat or Iridium satellite systems,” said Jeff Saucedo, ICG v-p of product sales.
Spectrum Aeromed Moves to Fargo
Spectrum Aeromed, a manufacturer of customized air medical and air ambulance cabin equipment, has returned to its roots in a move to Hector International Airport in Fargo, N.D.
Spectrum was founded in Fargo in 1991 but moved to Wheaton, Minn., in 1993. The new office will be located just 500 feet from where Spectrum created its first prototype system. The company has negotiated a five-year lease for approximately 14,500 sq ft of office and hangar space for manufacturing, as well as research and development.
Down the Aisle
Leather specialist Edelman of New Milford, Conn., has announced a new line it calls “Wild Hide,” using a brain tanning and fire-and-smoke technique originally created by Native Americans…Emteq of New Berlin, Wis., continues to expand, adding Aero Consulting Services and Northern Aero Industries (ACS-NAI) of Winnipeg, Canada, to its growing portfolio of companies. ACS-NAI specializes in OEM and after-market structural and avionics design, interior certification, engineering, fabrication and technical support…Reed Exhibitions is gearing up for its first aircraft interiors show in the U.S.–Aircraft Interiors Expo-Americas–to be held from September 9 to 11 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif. For more information, visit www.air craftinteriorsexpo-us.com…Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer has won the IDEA/ Brazil design award for its Phenom very light and light jet series and Lineage 1000 bizliner… Boeing Business Jets is offering an 800-sq-ft area between the main deck and upper fuselage shell, aft of the “hump,” for use as a lounge or sleeping area…Narrow- and widebody completion specialist Associated Air Center at Love Field in Dallas celebrated its 60th anniversary in June…Greenpoint Technologies, a Seattle-based bizliner completion facility, has received the Hall of Fame Award for its commitment to the mission and vision of Special Olympics Washington.