EBACE 2010 News Clips
Silentium Air Presents the Quiet 300
Silentium Air (Booth No. 688) has announced the market introduction of its Silentium Air 300 series, a customized noise-reduction kit developed uniquely for Bombardier’s Challenger 300.
The Montreal-based company claims the kit will typically reduce overall cabin noise levels by at least three decibels, which represents an average cabin noise reduction of 30 percent in terms of human perception.
The Silentium kit consists of pre-fitted, aerospace-grade fiberglass and foam modules that are easy to install. It replaces the factory-installed sound-proofing, “without representing a significant weight increase,” according to the company.
Work has begun on the first customer Silentium Air 300 kit at Bombardier’s business aircraft service center in Tucson, Arizona. According to Silentium president Nicholas Houseman, plans now are to introduce similar customized sound-reduction kits for Bombardier’s Global aircraft series as well as the Challenger 600/601/604 aircraft.
Aerospace Interiors Takes Completions Global
Aerospace Interiors (Booth No. 1571), an Auckland, New Zealand independent completion and refurbishment center, has reached an agreement with a major Dubai-based firm to continue building its presence in the international market for large luxury aircraft interiors. The partnership with Greenline Interiors was signed last week and calls for Aerospace Interiors and Greenline to develop a comprehensive base in Dubai, with an eye to building “a dominant position in the Middle East, North Africa, Europe, India and Asia.”
Greenline has an extensive design and manufacture capability with a 645,000-sq-ft facility in Dubai. The company has a record of outfitting super yachts and luxury palaces. Aerospace Interiors has three successful Boeing Business Jet refurbishments on its record.
Gore Design Completions Looking Ahead
“We delivered a finished A340-500 to an African head-of-state in January and we have three more A340s signed,” Gore Design Completions CEO Jerry Gore told AIN. One A340 has already arrived at Gore’s facility in San Antonio, Texas, another is due to arrive this month and the third in June.
If the independent completions center (Booth No. 874) took note of the recession at all, it amounted to “a very careful decision not to take on more than we could handle,” said company president Kathy Gore. That despite the fact that Gore recently expanded its hangar another 200 feet and now has approximately 165,000 sq ft of hangar, shops and office space.
Good thing, too. In addition to the flock of A340s, a BBJ3 and Boeing 767 are due to arrive this month and a 777 in September. “We’re already doing pre-fit,” Kathy Gore said. “We’ll have the BBJ3 cabinetry and the wiring harnesses ready to install when it arrives.”
Arinc Enjoys Growth in Emerging Markets
Arinc Direct (Booth No. 362), a flight planning and datalink communications firm, is among the many companies that are taking advantage of market growth in Europe, the Middle East and Asia to counteract the effects of the economic downturn. Over the past year, the company has added 100 aircraft to its customer base in Europe and the Middle East and hired four additional staff in Delhi and Singapore. It now supports 350 business aircraft throughout the region.
The company’s business director, James Hardie, credits the emerging market as well as the company’s commitment to customer service, for the increase in business. “We listen to our clients and do our utmost to assign development resources to meet new requirements as they arise,” he said. “In Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we have specialized in helping newly established business jet operations that don’t have an established legacy of existing services.”