Day 2 Highlights from National Business Aviation Association 2014
Lufthansa Technik and Airbus Corporate Jets Renew Collaboration Agreement
LT and Airbus have extended an agreement until 2020 for cooperation on cabin designs for the Airbus A318 Elite. They have worked together since 2005 with Lufthansa Technik doing the cabin design and Airbus completing the installation.
In order to better serve their customers, Lufthansa Technik is offering electronic cabin configurator tools which show interactive 3-D views of the interior to allow for faster design. Clients can pick from a possible 96 variants for the ACJ319 and up to 720 possible configurations for the BBJ2 and other similar aircraft.
Greenpoint Technologies Unveils New Azure Interior
Greenpoint debuted a 1/20th scale Boeing 787‐9 to show off its new Azure interior at NBAA. It features a master suite and private office in the forward section along with two mini-suites in the aft section of the aircraft.
The center of the aircraft includes an entertainment lounge and dining room as well as an additional room towards the aft to exercise and relax. Greenpoint delivered its first VIP Boeing 787 earlier this year with the 2nd rolling out of the completion center in 2015.
Switzerland’s Jet Aviation Looking To The Future
Jet Aviation is moving away from its past troubles and looking to be among the first completions centers to deliver a fully outfitted VVIP Boeing 787.
Concentrating on delivery schedules and aggressively growing it business, the company has two narrowbodies and a widebody in work, rolling one out of the hanger by the end of the year. The company is rebranding a facility in Nassau and adding other operations in Munich and Dammam, Saudi Arabia to further expand its network.
GDC Technics Expands Core Business
GDC Technics is looking to offer a wide range of services such as engineering, customized modifications, supplemental type certificate development as well as VIP completions.
With a Boeing 787 on site already and another due to arrive soon, it has invested $20 million in tooling and software to help the design and installation process. Working with a new composite airplane like the 787 has presented new challenges for installation of certain components, but GDC thinks it will overcome those obstacles and present the customer an aircraft on time and budget.