Upholstery

October 28, 2009 - 12:54pm

PAC Seating Systems has introduced a new seat of modular design that the Palm City, Fla. company says “incorporates the best ideas” of completion center customers, upholsterers, and the PAC design and engineering teams.

An easy-pull manual control handle has a new ergonomic design that releases the track and swivel lock more smoothly and with minimal pressure.

October 9, 2008 - 7:00am

AIC, the Aircraft Institute for Craftsmen, is scheduled to open its doors next spring to train executive interiors specialists. According to founder Pierre Moroni, president of Syncro Aircraft Interiors at Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles, the motivation for launching the school is the persistent, industry-wide problem of finding skilled interiors technicians.

October 6, 2008 - 8:09am

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.

June 11, 2008 - 6:24am

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.

November 6, 2007 - 3:02am

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

September 20, 2007 - 11:31am

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.

June 8, 2007 - 9:53am

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.

October 9, 2006 - 8:45am

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.

September 27, 2006 - 10:54am

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.

September 18, 2006 - 10:11am

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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