Field Aviation (Stand Q97) has been selected to produce and install custom-designed aircraft interiors for two new Bombardier Q400 aircraft under a contract with Avitrade Belgium on behalf of its ultimate customer. The Canadian company said its extensive experience in VIP interior modifications will allow it to tailor each aircraft to the specific needs of Avitrade. The VIP interior modifications will be the first of their kind installed on Q400s.
The first aircraft is to begin its modifications at Field’s Toronto completion center at this month. The 62-seat economy configuration will be converted to a 28-seat, mixed-class layout. This will comprise a four-passenger VIP cabin complete with custom side ledges and foldout tables, an eight-passenger first-class cabin and a 16-passenger economy section. Delivery is to be by the end of this year.
Modification of the second aircraft is to commence in April, with its 62 economy seat plan to be converted to eight first-class seats and 32 in economy. Avitrade’s client also has specified a number of high-end interior finishes for each aircraft. These include specialized in-flight entertainment systems, satellite telephones, custom galleys, unique floor coverings, wood laminates and redesigned lavatories.