Montreal-based corporate aircraft service provider Execaire (Booth No. N915) announced here at NBAA 2013 the completion of a VIP lounge at its flagship facility at Toronto’s Lester Pearson International Airport (CYYZ).
Jet Aviation Basel refurbished its maintenance customer lounge, expanding it to more than twice its original size. The 1,700-sq-ft space features the new corporate look and feel the company introduced at its Geneva FBO earlier this year. The lounge now offers a meeting room, kitchen, business center, reception area and dedicated customer service coordinator.
Aviation Fabricators is offering an STC on its aft toilet seat kit for the King Air 200 series. It allows for the seat to be occupied during takeoff and landing, adding cabin space while retaining a functioning lavatory. “This can be beneficial for special-mission aircraft that need more equipment or seating in the aircraft and still require a lavatory on board or for operators who prefer to move the toilet out of the cabin area for increased privacy,” says AvFab’s G.R. Lowe.
The Airbus Corporate Jet Center (ACJC), the European consortium’s bizliner completion center in Toulouse, France, is here at EBACE (Booth 7040) presenting a new cabin concept. Engineers at the facility have also found ways to cut weight from its cabin interiors.
Pilots and flight attendants can now learn how to deal with fire and smoke in aircraft using a new training rig installed by TAG Global Training at the group’s London-area Farnborough Airport. The device represents a business jet cabin, including galley and lavatory, and can start controlled fires in a seat, the in-flight entertainment unit, the toilet or the microwave oven. The automated system, with pre-set training options, can also fill the cabin with realistic-looking smoke.
Greenpoint Technologies has signed a memorandum of understanding with Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering of Beijing (Ameco Beijing) for a cooperative venture in completion of commercial and executive aircraft cabins.
The agreement, still to be finalized, will support business jet completion and refurbishment “in greater China and the Asia-Pacific region.” It will include collaborative engineering, certification and installation of single- and twin-aisle executive aircraft modifications.
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.
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.
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.
At last month’s Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany, Lufthansa Technik (Stand 443) was one of the winners in the Crystal Cabin Awards. It would seem that something as simple as photoluminescent emergency floor-path lighting would offer little room for improvement. But the new technology contains more than just a few improvements.
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