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.

March 3, 2008 - 9:55am

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.

February 25, 2008 - 11:35am

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.

February 25, 2008 - 10:45am

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.

February 24, 2008 - 8:56am

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.

February 18, 2008 - 1:50pm

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.

February 18, 2008 - 11:44am

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.

February 18, 2008 - 5:45am

Recession? Economic downturn? Texas Aviation Services isn’t buying it.

February 18, 2008 - 5:43am

Officials from Aerolite Max Bucher AG, with more than 50 employees in Switzerland and the U.S., are at Booth No. 3401 to promote the company’s role as an independent supplier of helicopter and fixed-wing interiors. Since 1995 Aerolite has delivered more than 100 EC 135 EMS interiors worldwide as well as numerous EMS interiors for the EC 145, Agusta Grand, AW139 and MD Explorer.

February 18, 2008 - 4:30am

Ex-warbirds are a rare sight at Heli-Expo, but Colorado-based Rotor Leasing is exhibiting a newly restored Eurocopter Dauphin that formerly served with the Irish Air Corps.

February 18, 2008 - 4:30am

Ex-warbirds are a rare sight at Heli-Expo, but Colorado-based Rotor Leasing is exhibiting a newly restored Eurocopter Dauphin that formerly served with the Irish Air Corps.

 
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