Les Ateliers Pinton of Felletin, France, is bringing more than 100 years of the Pinton art of weaving carpet and tapestries to business aviation. The firm was at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg with samples of its work, including examples by renowned designer Ulrika Liljedahl, who draws inspiration from the plants and minerals.
Aviation International News » July 2011
StandardAero Business Aviation announced at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany, it has completed the first Rockwell Collins Pro Line 4-to-Pro Line 21 cockpit upgrade on a Falcon 50EX.
PPG Industries’ aerospace business has introduced a chromate-free coating that, according to the Pittsburgh-based coatings specialist, “reduces environmental impact, lowers aircraft weight and provides a smooth, glossy and highly durable finish.”
As growing numbers of business jets include refrigerator/freezers as part of galley equipment, new products are introduced to enhance the dining experience.
A new Jet Falcon cabin interior refurbishment program for the Falcon 2000 is not only fashion forward, but also timely in terms of market demand.
In fact, Jet Aviation in Basel has already outfitted more than 120 Falcon 2000s in executive fashion. And as those and hundreds of other Falcon 2000s come due for inspections and upgrades, Jet Aviation expects to see customers planning a cabin refurbishment during that downtime.
Just two years out of the box, Comlux America has delivered its first executive completion of an Airbus A320 Prestige. The twinjet was designed by Comlux Creatives and has joined the charter fleet of Zurich-based Fly Comlux.
OHS Aviation Services, a Berlin-based specialist in cabin interior refurbishment and detailing, has added a new showroom to its in-house upholstery and cabinetry workshops and two paint facilities.
The repercussions of last year’s collapse of the hangar complex at the Dulles Jet Center continue to roil and will for years to come, according to industry sources. On Feb. 6, 2010, the weight of accumulated snow caused the roofs of three of the four hangars to collapse, damaging or trapping 19 business aircraft. Insurance agents quickly descended on the scene to assess the situation.
Aviation fuels provider Avfuel has added North Philadelphia Jet Center and the Kearney Aviation Center as branded Avfuel dealers. North Philadelphia Jet Center, located at Northeast Philadelphia Airport, provides ground support, transportation, overnight hangar rentals and tiedowns, in addition to such crew amenities as a pilot’s lounge, pool table, a rooftop hot tub and patio area as well as snooze rooms, showers and kitchen facilities.
At least six aviation services providers have expressed interest in taking over management of the FBO at the UK’s Cambridge Airport, according to the airport authorities. The FBO offers extensive business facilities, boardroom options, VIP hospitality and crew rest facilities. The airport’s 6,447-foot runway can accommodate aircraft up to a Boeing 757 or Airbus A320.