September 18, 2013 - 12:32pm

Aviation Fabricators (AvFab) recently received supplemental type certificate (STC) approval for its two-place divan for the Learjet 60. The company has similar approvals for the Learjet 55, 55B, and 55C.

The two-place divan adds passenger space while giving the cabin a larger, more open look. The divan is available as either right or left side facing, and armrests, drawer and close-out panels are available options. Armrests can be added to either end of the divan.

June 12, 2013 - 10:45am

Aviation Fabricators (AvFab) received EASA STC approval for its Beechcraft 400A three-place divan. The STC allows for installation of the two-place and three-place divans in all Beechjets and Hawker Beechcraft 400s and 400As. Both are available with the option of close-out panels and come with integral shoulder harnesses mounted to the divan frame. There is no airframe modification necessary. Installation requires removing the existing seats/furnishings, placing the divan into the desired location and locking it into the seat tracks.

December 28, 2010 - 10:48am

Aviation Fabricators (AvFab) has been granted EASA approval for the installation of its Beechjet 400 two-place divan. The unit is available with the ­option of close-out panels and comes with a mounted shoulder harnesses. According to the company, there is no airframe modification necessary.

July 30, 2008 - 6:50am

Clinton, Mo.-based Aviation Fabricators (AvFab) has received STC approval for its one-, two- and three-place side-facing divans on the Cessna 441 Conquest II. The approval for the twin turboprop involves the removal of existing seats and furnishings, situating the new divan in the desired location and locking the feet in place.

June 18, 2008 - 11:27am

The DeCrane Cabin Management Group’s seating division had planned to attend the 54th NBAA Annual Meeting and Convention in September with a considerable display of its latest technology, including the 16-g divan certified in July.

April 2, 2007 - 11:11am

Two-place, side-facing divans for Jetstream operators are now available from seating specialist Aviation Fabricators. The Clinton, Mo.-based company received both supplemental type certification and parts manufacturing approval from the FAA in March. The package, available in a right- or left-side version, includes sidewall-mounted harness kits, seatbelt track-mounted hold-down fittings and seatbelts.

September 14, 2006 - 10:58am

Precision Aircraft Components of Palm City, Fla., has announced a new, electrically operated, 16-g berthable divan. According to sales manager Mike Stevens, the biggest challenge was finding a good, reliable motor. The divan unfolds and extends to form a sleeping berth and retracts with the touch of a button. It also has a pressure-sensor safety feature that causes the motor to reverse immediately.