Goodrich (Stand 539) is offering a service called “Total Cabin Capability,” which includes service and support for its customers. The U.S. company’s newest products on display in cabin interiors include VIP seats, interior and exterior lighting, veneers, cabinetry, in-flight entertainment systems and cabin management systems.
Private aircraft makeover specialist Flying Colours is embarking on what may well be the company’s most ambitious project. Known for its Execliner renovations, which turn Bombardier’s CRJ family of regional airliners into well-appointed business jets (also known as Challenger 850s), the Canadian cabin completions specialist has begun work on what it describes as its first “fully loaded” CRJ200 conversion.
Evolution may a debatable process in theological terms, but Brazilian business jet manufacturer Embraer embraces it wholeheartedly as part of cabin technology and amenities, said Mariana Santos, Embraer Executive Jets head of product strategy for the Legacy 600/650 programs.
Flight Display Systems of Alpharetta, Ga., has introduced Select CMS Platinum, a “significant upgrade” of the previous Select CMS.
According to Flight Display president David Gray, the original Select CMS has already been installed as an aftermarket item in more than a dozen different aircraft types. Among them is an MD-81 recently outfitted and delivered by Pentastar Aviation of Waterford, Mich., a project that includes Flight Display’s Blu-ray player, seven-inch widescreen in-seat monitors, and two-button Oled controllers.
Research Frontiers and licensee Vision Systems announced at the Aircraft Interiors World Expo in Hamburg, Germany, that Vision Systems is investing $750,000 to expand its existing factory in France and will add a production facility dedicated to the manufacture of its SPD-Smart Nuance and Noctis electronically dimmable windows and cabin dividers.
It also plans to establish a similar factory in the U.S. next year for production of SPD-Smart products, including SPD-Smart Nuance and Noctis.
ITT has been quietly developing technology to reduce aircraft cabin noise levels, primarily through the use of cabin interior isolators.
The White Plains, N.Y.-based company promoted its latest products at the recent Business Jet Interiors World Expo in Cannes, France, claiming that in some cases the ITT elastomeric devices that attach the cabin interior to the airframe have reduced noise by up to 6 dBA. These same isolators are standard in the Boeing 787.
It can be hard to imagine all the possibilities for fitting out business jet cabins. This has prompted cabin interior and maintenance specialist Lufthansa Technik to develop the technology to give engineers and technicians a three-dimensional glimpse of what’s possible.
Organizers of the annual Aircraft Interiors Expo are gearing up for this year’s show in Hamburg, Germany, from March 27 to 29. They already have a roster of more than 500 exhibitors–aircraft manufacturers, cabin completion centers, vendors and suppliers. While the primary focus is on airline interiors, numerous companies exhibiting are equally well known in the business-aviation interiors industry, and the new technology introduced is frequently applicable as well to business and private jet cabins.
FOCUS on…COMPLETIONS When it comes to executive helicopters, it’s what’s inside that counts. Inside the cabin that is. And these days, the interior amenities in an executive helicopter go well beyond leather seats and plush carpet.
At Heli-Expo 2012, Mecaer Aviation Group (Booth No. 5924) garnered considerable attention with a mockup of a new AW169 interior that highlights passenger comfort, noise reduction and “a state-of-the-art, in-flight entertainment system.”
RAS Completions has expanded its niche with the opening of RAS Interior. The expansion includes new workshops and design offices.
Among the more recent projects was the full interior refurbishment of a Citation that included new carpets, refurbished seat upholstery, new sheepskin crew-seat covers and some refurbishment of the interior cabin shell. The aircraft also got new exterior paint.