School To Train Executive Interiors Specialists

 - October 9, 2008, 7:00 AM

AIC, the Aircraft Institute for Craftsmen, is scheduled to open its doors next spring to train executive interiors specialists. According to founder Pierre Moroni, president of Syncro Aircraft Interiors at Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles, the motivation for launching the school is the persistent, industry-wide problem of finding skilled interiors technicians. The classes will run from five to seven weeks and will provide hands-on training in everything from blueprint reading and FAA regulations to cabinetry making and finishing to seat upholstery to interior installation. Some job-related experience, such as automobile upholstery, will be a prerequisite for admission. The exact cost remains to be determined but will range from $8,000 to $12,000. It will include all the equipment and tooling necessary to produce and install a finished product.  For information, call (818) 901-9828.