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 21, 2008 - 5:52am

“This facility gives us the ability to triple our capacity here,” said Wynn Elliott, president of Elliott Aviation at Quad City Airport (MLI), Moline, Ill. The company dedicated the new completion center in February. “If you take our historic revenues and plug this new tool into that mix, we believe it will give us the tools we need to triple our revenues because we can handle larger jobs.”

January 21, 2008 - 5:52am

“This facility gives us the ability to triple our capacity here,” said Wynn Elliott, president of Elliott Aviation at Quad City Airport (MLI), Moline, Ill. The company dedicated the new completion center in February. “If you take our historic revenues and plug this new tool into that mix, we believe it will give us the tools we need to triple our revenues because we can handle larger jobs.”

January 17, 2008 - 6:36am

B/E Aerospace received a PMA for its LED wash lighting for the Gulfstream IV. Approval for the new system follows previously approved B/E passenger-adjustable LED reading lights for the GIV. The company is working on certification for wash lighting on other jets, including the Citation 550. B/E has also begun marketing two other new LED products.

January 17, 2008 - 6:36am

B/E Aerospace received a PMA for its LED wash lighting for the Gulfstream IV. Approval for the new system follows previously approved B/E passenger-adjustable LED reading lights for the GIV. The company is working on certification for wash lighting on other jets, including the Citation 550. B/E has also begun marketing two other new LED products.

January 14, 2008 - 5:36am

“They’ve forgotten us,” said Victor Guzman, owner and president of GZM Aircraft Interiors, a small independent completion and refurb shop based at Executive Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. “They,” he explained, are a growing number of vendors who typically provide cabin interior components to independent (non-OEM) completion and refurb centers such as his.

January 14, 2008 - 5:27am

A persistently optimistic outlook was in evidence at the first Large Executive & VIP Aircraft Conference: Opening speaker Arnaud Martin, program director of corporate and VIP aircraft for Airbus, noted that while sales are suffering as a result of a depressed U.S. economy, “The market is still alive.” The event, held December 11 and 12 in Hamburg, Germany, attracted some 50 delegates.

January 8, 2008 - 10:56am

To some, helicopters are the essence of noise; to others they make the music of commerce. Regardless, helicopters are known to rumble and clatter and roar and whine, all the while thrashing the air about amid a whir and blur of rotor blades, making cabin noise a foregone conclusion, and normal conversation difficult at best. But that is about to change, according to Ed Bolden, president of Heritage Aviation.

January 8, 2008 - 10:51am

Noise is everywhere–annoying, tiring and sometimes painful. Since the early days of aviation, when a roaring, clattering engine sat on a wooden frame close to the pilot, and the wind whistled through the wire bracing like a banshee chorus, engineers have sought to make the process of manned flight less noisy. And they have succeeded, to a degree.

January 2, 2008 - 10:58am

Associated Air Center, a division of Landmark Aviation based in Dallas, delivered its ninth Airbus Corporate Jetliner in November and has four more in backlog… Emteq, an aerospace installations and LED lighting specialist in New Berlin, Wis., has been granted its Air Agency Certificate for a variety of products, including trays, coaxial cable assemblies and LED lighting components.

January 2, 2008 - 10:56am

Hong Kong aircraft charter and management company C Jet will be looking for completion centers. In November, the company placed a firm order for an Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ) and signed a memorandum of understanding for the first executive version of the Airbus A350XWB. The ACJ interior will be based on the A318 Prestige cabin concept, featuring a lounge, dining area, private office and stateroom with en-suite lavatory and shower.

 
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