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.

September 26, 2007 - 10:23am

Flight Display Systems (Booth No. 3047) engaged in a round of “myth-busting” here Tuesday. According to president David Gray, there are four myths endemic to the cabin electronics industry–that there is no quality high-definition system available, that cabin monitors cost about $1,000 an inch, that passengers couldn’t care less about flight deck information and that switching has to cost $1,000 per button.

September 26, 2007 - 10:18am
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Embraer’s Lineage 1000 “ultra-large” business jet is on display at NBAA (Booth No. 3737) in the form of a cabin mockup built by PATS Aircraft (Booth No. 2857). The Lineage 1000 is the executive/VIP version of the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer’s E-195 airliner. PATS, a division of DeCrane Aerospace, has been selected to do the aircraft interiors, and the first Lineage is scheduled to arrive next month at its Georgetown, Del.

September 25, 2007 - 2:41pm

The Airbus Corporate Jet Centre in Toulouse, France, has received its first two aircraft for cabin outfitting and expects to have invested $7 million by the time improvements are complete early next year.

The first two airplanes are from the Airbus Corporate Jetliner (ACJ) family and will be equipped with executive/VIP cabins for private owners.

September 25, 2007 - 2:36pm

Completion and modification specialist PATS Aircraft (Booth No. 2857) has announced a partnership with Tailwind Capital to offer executive/VIP conversions of the Bombardier CRJ-200 regional airliner. The conversions include an auxiliary fuel system to extend the range to 3,000 nm.

September 25, 2007 - 2:31pm

VistaJet, a Swiss-based on-demand charter and aircraft management specialist with operations in Austria and Germany and expected to open in Asia in the near future, has ordered three Airbus Corporate Jetliners (ACJs), Airbus announced yesterday at the NBAA Convention.

September 25, 2007 - 9:05am

Rockwell Collins yesterday announced the arrival of Venue, its next-generation, high-definition cabin management system.

“Venue will take the passenger experience to a whole new level by mirroring a high-end digital home-entertainment environment in the airplane,” said v-p and general of cabin systems Tommy Dodson. He also no

September 25, 2007 - 9:01am

If you’ve walked the floor of NBAA’07, you’ve seen their work. But the company behind the interior designs showcased in more than half-a-dozen cabin mockups on display around the convention has preferred to keep a low profile. Now Infusion Design, celebrating its 10th anniversary, is ready for a little recognition.

September 25, 2007 - 8:43am

Rockwell Collins (Booth No. 5500) is offering two new iPod integration solutions that will allow business jet passengers to use their iPods and iPhones for onboard entertainment.

The new iPod solo station and the iPod quad station offer flexible designs that allow passengers to charge their iPods and access their music and video libraries through the cabin audiovisual system.

September 25, 2007 - 8:19am

Rockwell Collins (Booth No. 5500) and home theater specialist Kaleidescape announced the development of a video control interface that integrates the Rockwell Collins cabin management system with the Kaleidescape entertainment server. The Kaleidescape program allows storage of DVDs and CDs on an array of fail-safe, hard-disk drives and permits automatic viewing and organization of audio and video collections.

September 24, 2007 - 3:34pm

The owner is rarely the sole occupant of an airliner converted to executive configuration; his or her staff needs a place to sit, stow belongings and strap in. Jormac Aerospace, part of Yankee Pacific, has developed an overhead-bin/cabin-liner system for the Boeing 727/737/757 that it says addresses the completion requirements for staff seating better than the factory equivalent does.

 
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