INAIRVATION Announces Partners for Retrofit Program Offering
INAIRVATION has selected Flying Colours Corp., Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services, and RUAG Aviation as partners for installing its integrated retrofit interior
Las Vegas, NV, NBAA – November 17, 2015
INAIRVATION announces that it has selected three partners to install its pre-engineered integrated cabin retrofit solutions on Bombardier Global Express/5000/6000 aircraft. Flying Colours Corp., Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services (LBAS), and RUAG Aviation will offer the interior packages to the worldwide market.
INAIRVATION GmbH – a joint venture between Lufthansa Technik and F/LIST - was created to design, develop, and manufacture integrated interior business jet cabin solutions. Now with its new external partners, INAIRVATION can offer complete installation packages to the business jet retrofit market. Flying Colours Corp., LBAS, and RUAG Aviation will first offer the retro-fit packages on all Bombardier Global aircraft types and then transition to other platforms in accordance with market demand.
The baseline retrofit package offers the nice® HD CMS/IFE system that includes an advanced User Interface (UI), Audio and Video on Demand, a wireless interface for personal device integration (iOS and Android), and a Hollywood studio content service with leading block-buster movies and TV shows, all functionally integrated into new ergonomic side-ledges and modification kits, pre-engineered by F/LIST. Many optional packages are available that – when taken together – will create a complete new interior. INAIRVATION Co-CEO Werner Kartner states, “Our pre-engineered solutions will enable Flying Colours Corp., LBAS, and RUAG Aviation to offer major interior retrofits that minimize the high non-recurring engineering costs and down times for each installation.
The work can be comfortably completed within a regular 8C check, and for sellers and buyers of pre-owned aircraft our retrofit package may prove to be a smart move that adds value to their aircraft.”
In announcing the selection of its partners, INAIRVATION Co-CEO Philip von Schroeter adds: “During the selection process we looked for several attributes from numerous potential partners. We chose the three companies that we believe have consistently demonstrated their capability to perform at the highest level. We were more than impressed with the quality of their workmanship; their commitment to innovation; and their ability to install interior packages and manage the certification process.”
Representatives of INAIRVATION will be at the Lufthansa Technik AG booth C10416 throughout the NBAA show. Flying Colours Corp., LBAS, and RUAG Aviation will also be available for discussions and demonstrations.
INAIRVATION GmbH, formed in 2014, is a 50/50 joint venture between Lufthansa Technik AG and F. LIST GMBH. The company is based in Thomasberg, Austria and led by co-CEOs Dr. Philip von Schroeter of Lufthansa Technik and Werner Kartner from F/LIST.
INAIRVATION is the first provider to offer completely integrated business jet cabin solutions with its preferred partners DesignQ, a specialist for automotive and aviation interior design and SCHOTT AG, an industry leader for advanced cabin lighting systems.
About Flying Colours Corp.:
Flying Colours Corp. is an Aviation Services company with facilities in Canada, USA, & Singapore. The company brings 25 years of experience to every facet of its business, which includes Green Completions, Interior Refurbishment & Modifications, Heavy Maintenance, Exterior Paint, Special Mission Modifications, and Avionics Installations.
Flying Colours specializes in all mid to large sized business aircraft, including the Bombardier* Global Express* and Challenger* families, Dassault Falcon, Beechcraft/Hawker and Gulfstream models. Flying Colours is an Authorized Service Facility for Bombardier and a Bombardier Preferred Completion Center.
About Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services:
Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services, being jointly owned by Lufthansa Technik, Bombardier Aerospace, and ExecuJet, unifies the know-how of three industry leaders under the umbrella of a single company. An outstanding business jet product, maintained according to the highest possible standards of the leading MRO organization, gives an unprecedented win-win situation for customers. LBAS is a unique success story which started 1997 with only a small but dedicated team. Today LBAS has more than 200 MRO specialists available, all experts in their field. LBAS is located in Berlin and in Zurich.
About RUAG Aviation:
RUAG Aviation is a leading supplier, support provider and integrator of aircraft systems and components for civil and military customers and authorized Service Center for Bombardier, Dassault Falcon, Embraer, Piaggio and Pilatus Aircraft as well as Major Service Center for Dornier 328, Hawker Beechcraft and DHC-6 Twinotter. RUAG Aviation is also the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) of the Dornier 228 aircraft.
The head office of RUAG Aviation is located in in Emmen, close to Lucerne (CH). The company currently has a number of facilities at various locations in Switzerland, Germany, Australia, Brazil and the USA, and employs around 2,300 employees.
RUAG Aviation is a certified Part 21J EASA Design Organisation, Part 21G EASA Production Organisation and Part 145 EASA Maintenance Organisation.
Ute Maas, Assistant to the CEO
Tel. +43 2644 211 11
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For Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services:
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For RUAG Aviation:
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