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COVER STORY

INTERIOR REFURBISHMENTS

A COMPLETE interior refurbishment of a Global Express with
a mix of matte and gloss piano black veneer finish. The white
interior was designed so that the color changing LED lights
would be the focal point.

ELLIOTT TECHNOLOGIES produces a brand of multi-color LED
lighting that can all be controlled with a mobile app, called Prizm
Cabin Lighting.

WEST STAR AVIATION

ELLIOTT AVIATION

process and we enjoy that availability with carpets, fabrics and
leather suppliers," explains Ross. "Technology is very big right
now and includes anything from adjustable LED lighting to WiFi
connectivity. With the technology that is currently available, we
can make dramatic improvements to the passenger experience,
including comfort."
As far as seating is concerned, many airlines are working to
increase passenger density onboard. Finding ways to maintain
a comfortable living space for passengers while increasing the
number of seats is key. Some airlines are also trying to increase
the size of their premium economy cabins, as well as providing
all-aisle-access, lie-flat seats for transcontinental narrow-body and
wide-body aircraft. "In the premium cabin, we've worked with
Qatar Airways and British Airways, amongst others, to provide
privacy doors as part of their Business Class seating," shares
West. "As far as the cabin atmosphere is concerned, we're seeing more requests for accent lighting to set different moods and
highlight the company brand, as well as self-service areas where
passengers can gather in previously underutilized spaces thanks
to the addition of monuments and bars."
Elliott Aviation has seen more customized, non-standard,
interior material selections. This includes custom carpets, exotic veneers and two-toned seats. A demand for multi-color LED
interior lighting has also been a popular request. One of the
company's divisions, Elliott Technologies, produces a brand of

multi-color LED lighting that can all be controlled with a mobile
app, called Prizm Cabin Lighting. That division also produces a
product of electronically-dimmable window shades called Smart
Vision Shades.
Seat design and finishes have changed at high speeds over the
years. At West Star Aviation, custom seating was requested quite
often by having the customer's car seat inspire the design, which
has been everything from Bentley seat design, to the Ferrari seat
design. Seat stitching is another custom piece, whether it is the
color-contrasting welt cords to the actual seat stitching color. As
for finishes, Cunningham explains the company has seen "wood
that was always a high-gloss finish go toward matte finish and
leaving wood out and going to the carbon fiber look. Over the
years, there have been so many custom type requests from alligator skin, to hard wood flooring, to lights that change colors
and so many things in-between; every aircraft is truly custom."
"We find that many customers have gravitated towards cleaner
lines, subtle three-dimensional textures on broader surfaces
and abstract patterns incorporated into carpets and art pieces,"
Soret points out. "There is also increased demand for heavier
integration of whites to evoke the appearance of a larger and
brighter space. Recent requests to create aircraft interiors with
a design and layout that projects a more residential and at
home travel environment have come to the forefront of the
latest design trends."

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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 - Only the Paranoid Survive: Overcoming Complacency
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Can People be Trained to Become Better Service Providers?
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