Auch, France-based JCB Aero (Booth 2243) has completed an extensive woodwork job as part of an Embraer Legacy 600 refurbishment, it announced here at EBACE. The describes itself as a fully skilled completion center for business aircraft.
The Legacy cabin’s components–galleys, doors and partitions–have been reworked with block-mottled Makore wood, also known as African cherry due to its deep reddish-brown color. Six layers of lacquer were applied, with high-gloss veneer finish, the company noted. Contracted by Embraer Executive Jets at Paris Le Bourget, the job was performed in 11 weeks. JCB Aero provides a three-year warranty.
The company also manufactures and installs cabin components on the Falcon 7X at Dassault's Bordeaux factory, sales and program director Pierre Mandelli told AIN. It manufactures components for the AgustaWestland AW101’s spacious lavatory–at a production rate of one aircraft equipped per month. JCB can buy seat structures to customize and certify the final product.
The combination of a Part 145 approval and the aforementioned capabilities now enable JCB to offer full completions and upgrades. This materialized last year, with the refurbishment of a Boeing 737-800 that was completed in December after 11 months of work in Auch.