Denton, Texas-based Odyssey Aerospace Components is excited to bring samples of its VVIP 747-8 interior cabinetry to EBACE 2013. At Booth 1027 attendees can closely examine the quality of the company’s business jet custom cabinetry. “Back in Texas we are in the middle of many design reviews [on the 747-8] and the results are positive,” said Trey Bryson, president of Odyssey Aerospace Components.
Sabena Technics (Booth 1015) announced it is creating a new cabinetry shop at its Bordeaux, France VIP completion and maintenance site. This is reinforcing the company’s activities in furniture, which already includes tables, side ledges, credenzas, closets and other interior components. In the future, Sabena Technics intends to increase the shop’s size and develop new expertise in upholstery.
Denton, Texas-based Odyssey Aerospace Components (Booth 1027) has brought samples of its VVIP 747-8 interior cabinetry to EBACE 2013. “Back in Texas we are in the middle of many design reviews [on the 747-8] and the results are positive,” said Trey Bryson, president of Odyssey Aerospace Components. “Seeing the cabinets and sidewalls laid out room by room takes up a good portion of our finish floor.”
List Components & Furniture, a major supplier of business and private jet interior components, will open a new plant in its home city of Edlitz-Thomasberg, Austria, in May.
The company specializes in development and product definition of high-end components and monuments and is known for its quality wood and lightweight stone veneers and metallic surfaces.
Its client list includes OEMs Bombardier and Embraer, which have chosen List to provide cabinetry for the Learjet 45 and Legacy 500. The company already supplies cabinetry for Embraer’s Lineage 1000 bizliner.
Custom Aircraft Cabinets (CAC) will officially open its new 146,000-sq-ft facility in Little Rock, Ark. tomorrow. The expansion represents a $6 million investment and triples the size of the existing complex at Little Rock Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field. CAC is one of the country’s largest suppliers of high-end custom cabinetry and upholstery goods for business jets. Among those expected to attend the opening ceremonies is U.S. Representative Tim Griffin (R-Ark), a member of the Congressional Aviation Caucus.
AAR Composites has a new line of Fiberglas-skinned flat panels for business jet cabinetry that it says feature twice the skin peel strength without adding weight.
According to the company, the new flat panels for interior cabinets and credenzas use a phenolic resin formulation that has shown a 10-percent increase in bending properties.
Also, the surface finish is ready for paint, which reduces labor for the cabinet maker, said Tim Dumbauld, v-p and general manager at the Illinois company’s Clearwater, Fla. composites fabrication facility.
Odyssey Aerospace Components (Booth No. 1585) continues to solidify its place in the executive aircraft cabinetry business. And to ensure that reputation remains throughout the entire process, the Denton, Texas-based company supports its completion center clients by sending the same artisans and craftsmen who build the cabinets to the center to manage the installation. “This ensures the cabinetry receives the greatest care and handling throughout the completion process,” said Stephen Zurel, installation site manager for parent company Greenpoint Technologies.
Custom Aircraft Cabinets, a business aircraft cabinetry and upholstery supplier, is expanding into a new manufacturing plant in Sherwood, Ark., about 12 miles from its existing facility. The move represents a $5.9 million investment and is expected to double the number of jobs to more than 290 workers. It will also allow CAC to “successfully approach other segments of the aircraft interiors market.” The firm expects the move to be complete by December, with no effect on production or deliveries.
While Embraer will continue to do the interior installations on the Lineage 1000 bizliner at its São Jose dos Campos facilities, Austrian interior components supplier List Components & Furniture will provide high-end cabinetry for the cabin.
The Lineage 1000 is an executive variant of the Embraer E190 airliner and can accommodate up to 19 passengers in a five-zone cabin of modular design. The interior, designed by Priestman Goode of London, offers “hundreds of layout combinations [and] differentiated modules and cabinets,” according to Embraer.
MSB, a Montreal-based company specializing in high-end aircraft cabin monuments, has a new software application it claims will eliminate the need to send such items as crystal, china and flatware (CCF) to its interior cabinetry shop to design galley storage inserts.