INNOVATION S HOWCA SE
VICE PRESIDENT AND
AERIA LUXURY INTERIORS
What are your latest projects?
We were recently awarded a BBJ 737
refurbishment and re-configuration
contract. New custom monuments will
be added, and there will be considerable
changes in the mid and aft cabins to
improve the look and feel of functional
space within the existing layout.
On the maintenance side, we are
working on two BBJ 777s, and a BBJ 767
is entering our hangar to undergo a 6C
check, focussing on complete removal
and reinstallation of cabin interiors, to
include floorboards. We will also install
a 767-22-0143 automatic trim system on
a ground-stab auto trim inhibit system,
and a 767-78A0081 thrust reverser
control system centre drive unit cone
brake integrity test and replacement.
What are some of the challenges
for the market at the moment?
The VIP completions market is very
saturated. Green cabin completions have
also reduced in numbers over the years.
Fortunately for Aeria, we are part of a
group with a broad spectrum of aviation
capabilities. We can adjust to market
needs and focus on cabin refurbishment
and modification work. We have also
completed a large number of successful
maintenance projects and quickly gained
a reputation in North America as the
preferred outfitter for such services, with
a growing list of satisfied customers.
How important is the
European market to you?
The European market is very important
to us and makes up a large segment
of the VIP
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Several new leather embossing options
are to be introduced by Moore & Giles.
The company says its embossing
patterns cannot be found anywhere else
on the market. The new introductions for
2020 include Gem, Pique and Fargo. All
embossing patterns can be used on any
of the company’s aviation leathers.
Aeristo has built up
its expertise in leather
quilting and perforation
in-house design team
has been drawing inspiration from
around the world for more than 12 years.
The company now offers the ability to
utilise decorative embroidery, either
alone or in concert with its perforated
and quilted designs.
Aeristo says combining cuttingedge
technology with hand-made
craftsmanship enables it to meet
customers’ expectations and
needs, regardless of the size or
intricacy of the design.
Celebrating 80 years in business,
family-owned Swiss business Tisca
is soon to unveil a new collection of
aviation carpets. The Waron Dégradé
collection is crafted by Tisca utilising
modified embroidery looms.
The company explains that the
new carpet range features “modern
yet timeless flooring designs, created
by artful colour gradations and clever
nuances of shade in elegant and
Tisca says the carpet
construction results in a
very natural free-flowing
pile and random nondirectional
a chic textural surface. The
company offers 80 shades
as standard and can easily
personalise colours. The
option of marling yarns
also allows an infinite
number of hues to
The carpets are
totally bespoke, and
can be produced in
widths up to 13.5m
(44.3ft), with no
restrictions in length,
therefore fitting the aircraft
floorplan exactly with no seams. They are
available in a lead time of 3-4 weeks.
Tisca also says the carpets meet the
industry’s increasingly common demand
to save weight in private jet completions
and refurbishments, and that they are
very durable, even under heavy wear
and tear conditions.
The company will also present new
upholstery and curtain collections that
are coordinated with its carpets.