Zenda Leather (Booth No. 3275) is exhibiting technology that it claims improves the quality and longevity of custom leather. The 65-year-old tannery’s anti-soiling eZclean technology increases soiling resistance, simplifies the cleaning process, reduces maintenance costs and preserves the properties of leather, the company said, adding that it designed the product by studying the science of soiling.
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.
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.
One of the difficulties with natural leather hide is that it doesn’t stretch consistently, making it difficult for upholsterers to work and resulting in more loss than desirable during the cutting process. Tapis’ new “two-way stretch tapisuede” has a polyester and polyurethane composition and comes in a maximum width of 59 inches and 33-yard rolls. According to the Armonk, N.Y.
Five years ago, Ed Laverentz was a full-time fireman “looking for a part-time job that might bring in $20,000 a year.” Now he and his wife, Barb, are the full-time president and general manager, respectively, of Aero Interior Maintenance, and the only fires he’s putting out are in the form of emergency repairs to the soft goods in business aircraft cabins.
DeCrane Aircraft Seating has announced a patent on core technology around which a new line of lightweight 9-g and 16-g executive single and double passenger seats is being built for super-midsize and large business jets. The patent covers design of a new positive locking brake mechanism to control seat rotation that allows infinite swivel adjustment. At the same time, it prevents uncommanded rotation.
Savannah Air Center in Savannah, Ga., recently broke ground for a new structure that will house its expanded interior fabrication shop. The 19,000-sq-ft facility–to include upholstery, interior fabrication, carpet layout, engineering and supporting offices–is scheduled for completion by September.
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