Aircraft cabin

May 16, 2008 - 11:19am

This year’s Aircraft Interiors Expo is history, and indications are that the show has weathered its initial growing pains. In Hamburg, Germany, for the first time, 241 show exhibitors welcomed more than 4,000 visitors to the new venue at the Hamburg Messe convention center from April 8 to 11.

May 6, 2008 - 9:47am

Early next year Boeing will offer a kit for BBJs and BBJ2s that will provide a 6,500-ft cabin at FL 410 instead of the standard 8,000-ft cabin. The kit, which can be installed on green and in-service BBJs, is expected to cost less than $100,000. Components include new cabin-pressure-controller boxes with revised software, a new cabin-altitude indicator and two pressure-relief valves.

May 5, 2008 - 10:22am

If you think you could write a book about all the bad airline experiences you ever had, too late–a flight attendant just beat you to it.

February 6, 2008 - 10:58am
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Attention Iron Chefs. Here’s a challenge for you. Try putting together those beautifully prepared and eminently eatable dishes in a kitchen the size of an apartment closet, with just enough counter space to open a can of soup. Or take a shot at whipping up a soufflé at 8,000 feet, or building an intricately stacked entrée at the same time you’re creating a sauce, grinding coffee beans and serving drinks to a dozen demanding passengers.

February 6, 2008 - 10:58am
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Attention Iron Chefs. Here’s a challenge for you. Try putting together those beautifully prepared and eminently eatable dishes in a kitchen the size of an apartment closet, with just enough counter space to open a can of soup. Or take a shot at whipping up a soufflé at 8,000 feet, or building an intricately stacked entrée at the same time you’re creating a sauce, grinding coffee beans and serving drinks to a dozen demanding passengers.

January 14, 2008 - 5:36am

“They’ve forgotten us,” said Victor Guzman, owner and president of GZM Aircraft Interiors, a small independent completion and refurb shop based at Executive Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. “They,” he explained, are a growing number of vendors who typically provide cabin interior components to independent (non-OEM) completion and refurb centers such as his.

January 8, 2008 - 10:56am

To some, helicopters are the essence of noise; to others they make the music of commerce. Regardless, helicopters are known to rumble and clatter and roar and whine, all the while thrashing the air about amid a whir and blur of rotor blades, making cabin noise a foregone conclusion, and normal conversation difficult at best. But that is about to change, according to Ed Bolden, president of Heritage Aviation.

January 2, 2008 - 10:49am

Exhibit space for Aircraft Interiors Expo 2008, held in Hamburg, Germany, “has virtually sold out,” according to event organizer Reed Exhibitions. A total of 560 exhibitors attended last year’s show and more than 11,700 visitors from 75 countries passed through the gates. While the primary focus of the show is commercial aviation, business aviation vendors account for large numbers of exhibitors.

January 2, 2008 - 10:28am

Lufthansa Technik has signed a contract to do its first cabin completion on an executive version of the new Boeing 747-8. The four-engine airplane is scheduled to arrive at the company’s Hamburg, Germany completion center in early 2011 and will be delivered to the unidentified customer 18 months later.

December 19, 2007 - 11:18am

With certification of the first of the very light jets (VLJs) somewhere on the horizon, manufacturers and interior designers are giving considerable attention to the challenge of creating a big-jet environment in a small-jet cabin.

Currently, about half a dozen companies are working on VLJs, all of them borrowing to some extent from the field of automotive design and fabrication.

 
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