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 Creating not just a luxury interior for a business jet, but a complete, fully equipped living space, is not a job for a single company. Even the biggest completions house, for example, does not produce its own leather, make its own glassware or weave its own fabrics. In this special report, EVA takes a look at a broad cross section of the completions industry and the specialisms and products it provides

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Air-Craftglass

One of the perennial problems with glassware on business jets is that glass is inherently fragile, and fine glassware – the kind that you can confidently place on the crisp tablecloth on a $60 million jet – does not take kindly to turbulence. Frans van Hapert, founder, President and CEO of Air-Craftglass set out some five years ago to solve this problem. The family company has a long history in glass making and innovation and the idea of looking for something akin to unbreakable glass appealed to them…

ACS Aircraft Cabin Systems

The massive strides being made by TV manufacturers in the consumer space have instigated a quiet revolution in large-screen in-flight entertainment systems. ACS Aircraft Cabin Systems has been targeting this space since 1999 and has considerable experience in adding value to aircraft entertainment installations…

Vartan Aviation

The Vartan Aviation Group was founded in 1997 to serve the customer needs at the Airbus Final Assembly Line in Hamburg. In the years since, the Group has established operations at locations all over the world and prides itself as being one of today’s leading specialists when it comes to on-site support of cabin interiors, aircraft systems and composite aerostructures…

MSB Design Inc

In January 2005, Sony Boudreau and Mario Sévigny founded MSB Design Inc to produce customised products and services for the aviation industry. Driven by strong entrepreneurial skills, the two graduates of the École nationale d’aérotechnique decided to pool their knowledge and expertise in the field and formed a small company…

Custom Control Concepts

Established in 1998 near Seattle, Washington, Custom Control Concepts has been developing in-flight entertainment (IFE) and cabin management (CMS) technology for over a decade. With a focus on providing custom systems for large wide and narrowbody luxury aircraft, it has installed IFE and CMS systems on over 150 VIP aircraft…

Sabena Technics

Sabena Technics offers a range of services, including VIP completions. The company’s history dates back to 1968 when Michel Marchais, father of the Group’s present chairman and CEO, Rodolphe Marchais, founded Touraine Air Transport (TAT), which ran its own airline until 1996. At that time the decision was taken to focus on aircraft maintenance and leasing. These capabilities were enhanced in 2000, when TAT acquired AOM Industries, originally the maintenance department of AOM Airline…

Aeria Luxury

AERIA Luxury Interiors (AERIA) is the VIP completion division of VT San Antonio Aerospace (VT SAA), an affiliate of ST Aerospace. Located at the international airport in San Antonio, Texas, AERIA specialises in completions and refurbishment on Boeing and Airbus jets…

AMAC Aerospace Group

AMAC was founded in 2007 to create AMAC Aerospace in Basel, Switzerland. Today, the company claims to be the largest privately owned facility in the world, offering narrow and widebody VIP completions and maintenance for the corporate/private aviation market…

Custom Aircraft Cabinets

CAC has been in operation with its original ownership since the company was founded in 1989. The mission has been to deliver the finest available custom cabinetry, high-quality finishes, and provide custom upholstered products into the private, corporate and head-of-state aircraft market. After more than 23 years in operation through multiple expansions at its original facility, the company relocated to Sherwood in December, 2012…

Lufthansa Technik

Lufthansa Technik’s roots go back to the founding of the new Lufthansa in the early fifties. After the four allies dissolved the old Lufthansa in 1951, a successor company was founded just two years later. At that time, at the western end of Hamburg airport, the foundation was laid for the new airline’s technical base. When Deutsche Lufthansa AG began its scheduled flight service on 31 March 1955, the first double hangar, able to accommodate three four-engine propeller-driven Super Constellations, was already standing at the Hamburg base. In 1957 construction of two additional hangars began. The workshop area was expanded. An engine shop with an electroplating facility and an office building were added…

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