INT ER IOR S I NNOVAT ION cabin materials
Time to market
= time to money
Lead times are an important factor for
airlines, and the faster they can get their
product to the client, the better their
presence will be in the industry. With this in
mind, Soisa Aircraft Interiors has developed
a new method to deliver dress covers in
half the usual lead time.
This method has been enabled by
developing a leather available in half the
usual lead time, increasing capacity and
segregating operations by customer, and
suppliers locally –
results in a lead
time of two to three
weeks from PO
to SS delivery.
186 MARCH 2020
Airdec Plus, a combination of a semi-transparent
thermoplastic and a transparent decorative
laminate film, is the latest product innovation from
Isovolta Aviation & Transportation. When combined
with Hidden Depth, a new decorative effect
developed by the company, two designs can be
combined in one product on almost on any surface,
with a high level of customisable available.
The decorative surface can resemble the
surrounding decorative laminate films in the cabin,
but as soon as the LED light source is switched on
behind Airdec Plus, a second, hidden design or
pattern appears and completes the design. This
backlit decorative surface with special effects can
enhance cabin and seat design, and is available in
almost unlimited colours and patterns and a wide
range of textures. Various sizes and thicknesses
round off the package. Airdec Plus extends the
design possibilities for the cabin beyond the
Can ooring be sexy?
From mood lighting to sleeker curves,
there is no doubt that there has been
a movement towards ‘sexy’ aircraft cabin
designs. Flooring plays a huge part in that
ambiance – however, aircraft fl ooring often
goes unnoticed unless something like
Lonseal’s Lonmistral is used – especially
its new zebrawood design.
Real zebrawood is a rare and expensive
hardwood, but Lonseal has produced this
design in sheet vinyl fl ooring. The contrast
between light and dark streaks resembles
the stripes of a zebra, a bold and
adventurous design that gives the space an
exotic and luxurious feel. An animal print
is a timeless pattern; however, it must be
used wisely as too much can overwhelm
and stress-out passengers.
Lonmistral is suitable for the cabins of
any aircraft, from small private jets to
large passenger airplanes, is EU REACH
compliant, and also meets FAA
requirements FAR 25.853a and FAR 25.793.
The fl ooring comes with GreenAir (low
VOC) and GreenMedic (anti-microbial),
which are exclusive Lonseal formulations.
HSH Interplan has developed the 1055HF
single-pack flexible coating which, together
with the eco-friendly Interplan Surface Cleaner
(SC), is designed to give adhesion on the
most difficult substrates available today,
as well as cabin elements such as leather
seats and armcaps.
Interplan is also preparing to launch an
NMP-free coating version of 1055HF for
flexible substrates, with fire resistance.
New hybrid technologies have been used
to further improve flexibility, abrasion and