Edelman Leather (Booth No. 734), a supplier of high-quality leather for aircraft interiors, is here debuting Wild Hide, a style inspired by Native American tanning methods. Wild Hide reinvents the Native American fire-and-smoke tanning process, imbuing the leather with exceptional strength and a wild natural texture, the company said. Edelman is also introducing new colors for its All Grain leathers line.
Noting that “every ounce counts,” Tapis is promoting its Ultraleather as a fuel saver. At 310 grams per square meter, it weighs less than half as much as natural leathers and 60 to 90 grams less per square yard than most lightweight leathers. The Armonk, N.Y.-based company also points out that Ultraleather offers 100-percent yield, while cutting from natural hides typically results in a 33-percent loss.
The Scottish firm of Andrew Muirhead & Son is introducing a luxury leather called Arisaig, named after a section of Scotland’s west coast renowned for its natural beauty. According to the Glasgow-based company, it is made from the best quality hides from British beef cattle. The hides are put through a wet process to ensure a through-dye quality and they are then finished with a specially formulated resin top coat.
Townsend Leather and The Leather Institute of Johnstown, N.Y., have entered into a licensing agreement with aircraft detailing specialist Appearance Group of Wichita to provide professional leather care and restoration service for business aircraft interiors.
Spinneybeck Inc., a manufacturer of high-end flame-retardant upholstery leathers, recently introduced its new Forte leather product, which the company claims is the world’s first upholstery leather designed specifically for the aviation industry.
Townsend Leather is here at EBACE unveiling its new Cosmopolitan Collection, featuring three product lines in “a coordinated, sophisticated color palette.” There is the well-known Classic; an updated pearlized leather Glamour; and Couture Cow, a hand-rubbed leather that combines an ultra-soft feel with protective qualities. Also on display at its booth (No.
Zenda Leather, well known among automobile and furniture manufacturers for more than 100 years, is growing wings. The Montevideo, Uruguay company–the largest supplier of leather to Audi and second largest to BMW–made a surprise U.S. appearance in September at the NBAA Convention in Atlanta.
Yingling Aviation, which has found a ready market among Cessna Caravan owners for its Oasis interior, has unveiled a restyled Oasis, “with no increase in price.” Included in the new interior are standard features such as two-tone executive seats with perforated leather insets and more lumbar support, leather-upholstered crew seats, a dual-position divan certified for occupancy during takeoff and landing, forward and aft divan curtains, new sid
Zenda Leather (Booth No. 8923) may be a new name in the aviation industry, but the company’s assorted line of leather upholstery is well known to automobile and furniture manufacturers.
Townsend Leather (Booth No. 8351) recently announced an exclusive agreement to offer 3M Scotchgard Protector treatment for its range of aircraft interior leathers. The Protector treatment prevents soiling and staining, extending the life of the leather while keeping it soft and supple.