Cabin Interior and Electronics

News and developments about everything that goes into the cabin of an aircraft, from floor coverings to headliners, with a special emphasis on in-flight entertainment, communications and other electronics for passengers. If it is in the cabin of an aircraft, it’s covered here.

January 9, 2014 - 1:55pm

Greenpoint Technologies, a Kirkland, Wash.-based aircraft completions center for Boeing Business Jets, signed a second private Boeing 787 completion contract. It won its first 787 completion contract, for an undisclosed customer, last month. The center has been preparing for its first 787 interior outfitting project for the past seven years, sending teams to attend Boeing symposiums and to study the aircraft’s systems and composite fuselage structure.

January 4, 2014 - 1:15am

IWG Technologies, through its International Water-Guard Industries subsidiary, developed and certified the new IWG-M1 compact water circulation module for midsize and super-midsize business jets.

January 4, 2014 - 1:05am

Odyssey Aerospace Components, a cabinetry and interior components manufacturer for Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier and Gulfstream business jets, has been contracted to provide interior work for a Boeing Business Jet customer.

The project includes cabinetry and other interior components for a stateroom, galley, lavatory and other cabin zones. The Denton, Texas-based center, a Greenpoint Technologies property, plans to deliver all elements this year.

January 4, 2014 - 12:20am

Philips and Desso have launched a system that integrates LED lighting into carpet, allowing for creation of luminous art as well as a practical and efficient way of guiding people through virtually any environment.

January 3, 2014 - 5:20am

Lufthansa Technik (LHT) is studying ways to reduce the loads imposed on a bizliner’s interior walls and their structural attachments by a sudden drop in cabin pressure. The solution appears to lie in installing large cutouts in the walls and floor.

December 24, 2013 - 7:40am

International Water-Guard Industries (IWG) announced earlier this week that its agreement with Gulfstream Aerospace to provide water treatment units for the G450 and G550 has been renewed. The Canadian water systems specialist, based in Burnaby, B.C., has been providing water treatment units to Gulfstream for more than 20 years. The unit, manufactured by IWG Technologies, is standard on the G650.

December 19, 2013 - 2:40pm

Greenpoint Technologies, a completion center specializing in Boeing cabin completion work, has won a contract for the interior completion of an executive version of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

December 12, 2013 - 2:57pm

Yankee Pacific–a provider of custom structures, components and systems to the executive aircraft market since 2006–will be renamed Advent Aerospace, effective January 1. Advent means “the arrival of something new,” said managing director Ken Goldsmith. “And for us, Advent Aerospace means an ever-increasing emphasis on technology and innovation to bring great new products and services to our customers and offer new opportunities for our employees.

December 12, 2013 - 8:15am

OmnAvia, a Winston Salem, N.C.-based distributor of fine leathers and woven fabrics for aircraft interiors, recently introduced its Alcantara aviation collection.

According to OmnAvia, Alcantara is “a material that is impossible to pigeonhole.” The Italian-made product, developed as an artificial substitute for suede, is a combination of polyester and polyurethane that offers the look and feel of suede.

December 10, 2013 - 2:49pm

Ottawa, Ontario-based TrueNorth said its promotional offer for the company’s MagnaStar replacement aircraft telephone system, Simphone, is ending on December 20. MagnaStar is being shut down on December 31, and reportedly “hundreds” of users have not upgraded yet.

 
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