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COVER STORY

INTERIOR REFURBISHMENTS

GRAY COLOR schemes
are a popular request,
allowing customers to
change the look and
feel with a few pops
of color accents. This
aircraft is available for
charter and/or sale.
AERIA LUXURY INTERIORS

VIP CUSTOMERS
upgrade amenities
with a refurbishment,
such as luxurious
master bathrooms
with showers.
CITADEL COMPLETIONS

looking to have highly-custom, elaborate material
with specialized woodwork with inlays, modifications to a floor plan and custom carpet.
"The uniqueness of the customer is the reason
that we have a design center, which includes software to help them choose an interior that they are
going to love," notes Welch. "We carry the latest
samples of fabrics, leather and woodwork to get an
understanding of their preferences. Also, based on
our experience delivering hundreds of airplanes,
we have a large library of photos that a customer
can use as a starting point. One tool we use that
has helped many owners is a proprietary 3D modeling software we have called Envision. This allows
us to load materials, woods, leathers and carpets
into our software system to create a realistic photo
representation of what their aircraft will look like
when complete."

Pentastar has an in-house design center that
makes it possible for a customer to pull their aircraft up on the ramp, enter the studio and work
one-on-one with designers. "We like to ask nonaviation questions about tastes and interests that
may inspire a concept or design characteristic,"
Ross says. "This has allowed us to do some great
customization and design work that is truly unique
to the industry."
At West Star Aviation, the company has on-site
professional designers specially trained in aircraft
interiors at each of its major locations. This team
is brought in to work with customers once the
contract has been signed and the discussion on
what they want their interior to look like begins.
"We encourage the customer to come to the facility
that their project will be accomplished at, sit down
with the design team and work through the process,
going over each item approved and picking out each
material required," explains Debi Cunningham, vice
president of marketing, West Star Aviation. "If a
customer's schedule does not allow them to come
to us, our design team can coordinate with the
customers on their color choices and go to them
with a full array of leathers, fabrics, carpets, plating and wood samples and sit with the customer
at their location and at their convenience and build
the interior project."

#TRENDING
We are living in the era of gray tones. This may
seem "dull," but it makes it very easy to incorporate
smaller, inconspicuous color contrasts and get a lot
out of it. Grays are so forgiving, that it leaves a large
palette of possibilities. "Having vendors that provide
a wide array of customization to design and color
also adds significantly to a customer's selection

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Aircraft Maintenance Technology

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Aircraft Maintenance Technology

Changing of the Seasons
Nip/Tuck: Aircraft Edition
Staving Off Obsolescence
The Business of Biz-Jet Maintenance in Latin America
Airlines Need MROs to be More Like Pit Crews
Stepping Up Ladder Safety
Time to Upgrade?
Browsing the Digital Library
Product Showcase
Only the Paranoid Survive: Overcoming Complacency
It Takes Teamwork to Identify Safety Challenges
Can People be Trained to Become Better Service Providers?
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Staving Off Obsolescence
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Airlines Need MROs to be More Like Pit Crews
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Stepping Up Ladder Safety
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Time to Upgrade?
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Only the Paranoid Survive: Overcoming Complacency
Aircraft Maintenance Technology - It Takes Teamwork to Identify Safety Challenges
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Can People be Trained to Become Better Service Providers?
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