The Stag Group announced at the Farnborough Air Show the launch of a new lightweight cabin divider product for commercial aircraft, weighing 25-percent less than traditionally manufactured partitions, and represented here by an Airbus A320 cabin partition the company is displaying (Hall 1 Stand A18).
The new cabin-dividing bulkhead is the latest is a series of vacuum-formed technology innovations developed by the Stag Group’s Aircraft Interiors Division. Made from one polymeric material, construction requires no adhesives or metal components, and the dividers are corrosion resistant, washable and fully flammability compliant.
The manufacturing process can create three-dimensional, multi-colored partitions with integrated document pockets or drinks holders. Bespoke bulkheads can also be produced with tailored advertising or decorative finishes, giving airlines the opportunity to individualize interiors by using the company’s RACEPrint process.
“The cabin divider is not only more aesthetically pleasing, it opens up opportunities for increased flexibility for branding and personalization of airline interiors,” said Rick Crosby, unit director of the vacuum-form manufacturing operation in Bristol, UK. Crosby said advances in vacuum-forming materials and tooling technologies “have largely been ignored within the aircraft interiors industry. To date there has been a lack of vision, and these opportunities have only been exploited in creating parts which have traditionally been vacuum formed, such as seat plastics and document pockets.”
In addition to its own portfolio of products and services for aircraft interiors, the Walton-on-Thames, UK-based company’s Aircraft Interiors Division represents Lord Corp., Actron Manufacturing, Davis Aircraft Products, Parasol Aviation, Saint Louis Designs, Wollsdorf Leather, SELA Aircraft Lighting Systems, Gama Infant Seat and The Young Engineers.