EBACE Convention News

OHS Offers 3D Experience Of Its Aircraft Refurbishment Skills

 - May 13, 2012, 5:45 AM

Germany’s OHS Aviation Services (Stand 2149) can breathe new life into the look and feel of your aircraft and it’s here at the EBACE show to give visitors a chance to see and touch the “sensory magic” its team aims to bring to cabins. The company, which is launching a new corporate identity this week, either does the interior refurbishment and repair work at its Berlin Schoenefeld Airport headquarters or its technicians can bring their tools and materials to the owner’s base airport.

A new feature of the OHS exhibit this year is an innovative three-dimensional presentation showcasing examples of its cabin interior projects. Visitors can get a feel for the extensive samples of leather, fabric, wood veneer, metal and stone that it uses.

In addition to its specialization in varnishing, upholstery and sealing, OHS also provides products and accessories for cleaning aircraft. The company, which was founded in 2000, currently employs 45 staff and is affiliated with specialist firms such as Townsend Leather, Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services, Fiber Seal Aviation Service and Granitize Aviation International.

OHS, which also works on aircraft exteriors, holds European Part 145 maintenance approval as well as Part 21 engineering certification. The company is permitted to give clients the complete EASA Form 1 release and engineering documentation that they need to establish the legitimacy of changes made to aircraft.

According to commercial director Stuart Burrows, more owners are interested in refurbishing their aircraft now that pre-owned models are harder to sell and new jets can be beyond the price range of buyers. The company has a lot of experience with Bombardier aircraft, but has also worked on Gulfstream and Hawker Beechcraft products.

To complete the sensory experience at the OHS stand this year, CEO Ornulf Hilarius is hosting a “Berlin Bar,” with authentic draft beer from the German capital, as well as a large selection of top-notch, single-malt whiskeys. And from 4 p.m. tomorrow, visitors can enjoy a set of lounge and Latin music performed by Brazilian singer Betina Ignacio.