“We have 72 new carpet styles and 16 new Deconel wall covering styles,” said Kalogridis International founder George Kalogridis.
A year ago, the Dallas firm began weaving its own carpet and took its first order at Ebace. Kalogridis said the company no longer subcontracts out for its carpet,
“saving time and money.
“We already have nearly 20 high-end designs in stock and can deliver in a week. When the recession hit, rather than lay people off, we chose to employ them in a new direction,” he explained. “We rolled the dice and they came up a winner.”
The first contract was for a Boeing Business Jet being outfitted by JetTech of Spokane, Wash., and includes both carpet and Deconel wall treatments. “Three or four other large projects for widebody airplanes are being finalized,” said Kalogridis.
Learjet 85 Cabin Begins To Take Shape
The cabin of Bombardier’s new Learjet 85, still three years from entry into service, is beginning to take shape.
Lufthansa Technik is developing the cabin-management system, a customized version of the Nice (network integrated cabin equipment) package. Nice, an Ethernet backbone system, will feature a digital amplifier to feed a high-fidelity speaker system and interface in support of the cabin environment.
Nice will also support an optional high-speed Internet connection.
The open architecture will allow easy integration of third-party equipment and new applications.
LED lighting, provided by Emteq, will be featured throughout the cabin. A single stowed monitor in the side ledge will be standard with the principal’s seat. Similar monitors will be optional equipment for other seats. Standard manually articulated executive seats will be provided by B/E Aerospace.
With the optional two-place 16-g divan, the aircraft will seat up to 10 passengers.
In typical configuration, it will seat up to eight.