Van Nuys, California-based Aero-Nasch Aviation is showcasing at NBAA 2018 its custom aircraft interior services and AOG interior repairs. Owner Bill Onasch founded the company in 1986, repairing corporate aircraft seats himself. Today the full-service maintenance, repair, and refurbishment company handles carpeting, cabinetry, woodwork, upholstery, leather, fixtures, air stairs, runners, and almost all other interior repair and refurbishment work in house. Aero-Nasch has performed full refurbishments on business aircraft up to and including a BBJ.
“We pay close attention to what our clients need and have the skilled and dedicated people to make it happen,” said Onasch, adding, “It is not just having the expertise, it’s how you use it that counts.”
Aero-Nasch’s upholstery services include premium handmade custom foam work and upholstery for seats, divans, and throw pillows. Among cabinetry and woodwork capabilities are high-quality modifications, re-veneering, repairing, and refinishing for all types of interior cabinetry and fixtures.
Aero-Nasch (Booth 1072) also offers thermoform molding, sheet metal fabrication, and window services. Its short-run custom thermoform molding can use either a customer’s mold, or the company can produce one in-house. Its sheet metal fabrication and welding technicians can design, engineer, cut, bend, form, Heli-Arc weld, braze or polish sheet, tubing and bar stock materials for use, or prep them for plating or painting.
Window shades and window services include repair, cleaning, color change, and lens replacement.
Aero-Nasch also offers interior maintenance services, including periodic service and cleaning of window shades, seats, carpets, galley, and interior fixtures. For owners needing access to systems or components behind the interiors for inspection or repair, the company also offers Interior removal and reinstallation services.
Aero-Nasch is joined at its display by sister company JetBrella, manufacturer of jet engine inlet covers and exhaust plugs. Designed to protect engines and APUs from FOD (foreign object damage) when parked on the ramp, the JetBrella brand is standard equipment for some Gulfstream aircraft, offered as an option for Embraer executive jets and approved for Boeings and Falcons.
JetBrella’s APU covers are also now found on many Fortune 500 company aircraft, including Berkshire Hathaway/NetJets, GM, Ford, Lockheed-Martin, Northrop-Grumman, IBM, HP, Fry's Electronics, and The Limited, according to the company. “We have also supplied our products to the USAF 89th Airlift Wing and the U.S. Coast Guard,” said Onasch, who owns JetBrella with Jim Kennedy.
JetBrella also makes electrical/electronics (E/E) compartment exhaust mufflers.