Rosen Aviation, in partnership with Heads Up Technologies of Carrollton, Texas, and Mid Continent Controls of Derby, Kan., has been selected by Embraer as the standard in-flight entertainment system supplier for the Brazilian OEM’s new Phenom 100 very light jet and Phenom 300 light jet. The focal point of the system will be Rosen’s new RosenView VX.
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.
Aero Toy Store, already expanding its interior completion and refurbishment facilities in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., expects to open a 45,000-sq-ft completion and refurbishment center this month at Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport in Montreal. The center will include upholstery and cabinetry shops.
Dassault Falcon Jet has selected Precision Pattern Interiors to supply completed cabin cabinetry for the Falcon 2000EX “over the next three years, with the potential for future expansion.” The Wichita-based cabinetry specialist, a DeCrane Aerospace company, will manufacturer ready-to-install, wood veneer cabinets, with deliveries to start in early spring.
Swiss-based Jet Aviation Group expanded its U.S. footprint last month with the acquisition of maintenance and cabin completion and refurbishment specialist Savannah Air Center. The deal adds some 280,000 sq ft of space at Savannah Air to the more than 650,000 sq ft at Jet Aviation’s Midcoast Aviation subsidiary in East Cahokia, Ill.
Avionics Innovations is showing its line of in-flight entertainment (IFE) equipment designed for helicopters at Booth No. 4819. Based on Ramona (Calif.) Airport in northern San Diego County, the company began life in 1994 with a small line of broadcast radio products for airplane and helicopter cabins, which has expanded with the growth of IFE.
AgustaWestland (Booth No. 3039) unveiled its exclusive AW139 Versace interior Sunday, but the Italian OEM was quick to point out that it did not expand its line of exclusive interiors and layouts for money or profit.
North American helicopter owners searching for a little touch of Italy in their cabin need look no farther than Philadelphia. Servizi Elicotteristici Italiani–better known as SEI, and the preferred interiors shop of AgustaWestland–opened a new facility at Philadelphia Northeast Airport last November and is already scoping out North American market territory.
Phil and Lee Hixon, owners of the Palm Springs Air Museum in Southern California, recently took delivery of a refurbished 1980 Bell 206L-1 after completions, MRO and maintenance services provider Texas Aviation Services made a number of changes to it.
Swiss aircraft interior specialist Aerolite received a contract from Norway’s Lufttransport AS to outfit three AgustaWestland AW139s with emergency medical transport interiors. The helicopters will receive dedicated turnkey medical interiors including single- and dual-patient litters, integrated patient loading systems, cabinetry and system and equipment integrations.
Recession? Economic downturn? Texas Aviation Services isn’t buying it.