VIP cabin specialist F/List is providing countertops, cabinets, and other interior components for the first BBJ Max 8 completion, currently underway at Comlux Completion in Indianapolis. The components include F-List’s ultra-thin and lightweight stone surfacings, used in the walls of two onboard showers and the real marble wash basins. The Austrian company handled the shower system integration and engineered and produced a bar unit for the aircraft with an illuminated stone front and top.
The Max was Inducted at the completion center in December, and its interior is “very close to complete,” Richard Gaona, founder and chairman of Switzerland’s Comlux Group, told AIN. “But we have to wait for clearance to fly [the now-grounded Boeing Max platform] to finish it.”
F/List and Comlux have collaborated on previous VIP completions, and this project has “further strengthened” their bond, said Franz Dieter, F/List’s director business development for OEM and completion. Comlux Completion CEO Daron Dryer proclaimed F-List “a partner who shares our corporate values of keeping our customers' wishes at heart and the technical performance in mind.”
The Comlux Completion facility is purpose-built for narrowbody VIP completions and has also signed four ACJ320neo completions, with the first already underway.