Ruag Aviation is now offering real wood flooring as an option for business aircraft cabins. As a replacement for carpet, the wood flooring adds no weight to the aircraft and is about one-third of an inch thick, Ruag said. It is available as veneer and can be laid in different patterns in an aircraft’s entry, shower, lavatory and/or main cabin. The flooring has a “natural” satin finish and is compatible with diverse floor layouts through the use of rectangular or single curved panels. It can also be personalized with inlays, as well as marquetry and even lighting.
Seeking to build on synergies in the nautical and aeronautical fields, four Dutch companies specializing in interiors for business jets and superyachts are partnering to offer one-stop shopping for aircraft interior design and refurbishments. In early January MRO provider JetSupport, cabineteer Struik & Hamerslag Aviation, interior architects Wetzels Brown Partners and upholsterer Zijlstra International Decoration signed a letter of intent to formalize their collaborative relationship.
Charlotte, N.C.-based Goodrich offers an extensive palette of wood and wood veneers along with laser-cutting technology to reduce the amount of waste and ensure precision work. In addition to veneers, the palette includes wood stock appropriate for matching trim as square edge stock or in boule form.
The company’s craftsmen also provide detailed multi-species wood marquetry designs to create custom designs, such as corporate logos.
DeCrane Aircraft has announced the formation of a new subsidiary called DeCrane Cabin Interiors to specialize in business jet interior refurbishment, including specialized cabinetry. The new company, which will be run by Trey Bryson as v-p and general manager, is based at Tucson, Ariz., and has other facilities at Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Montreal.
Carl F. Booth & Co had one of the most eye-catching displays at the DeCrane booth at this year’s NBAA Convention. The Wichita-based maker of wood veneers brought to the convention a six-foot-wide 3-D, wood-inlay mosaic of a business jet interior made of some two dozen exotic woods from all over the world.