Posted on: 08 February 2016 by Mark Howells
Associated Air Center (AAC), StandardAero's Large Transport Category VIP Completions Center has redelivered the company's and the industry's first Boeing 787-8 Head of State aircraft completion.
Each of the 82 VIP passenger seats is equipped with a portable electronic device (PED) outlet and a High Definition (HD) in-arm, 11" LCD touch screen monitor to supplement the seven 42" LCD bulkhead mounted monitors connected to a variety of in-flight entertainment (IFE) sources that include six global and local Blu-Ray players, Audio Video On-Demand (AVOD) servers, passenger flight information systems (moving maps) and landscape camera system.In order to reduce the completion schedule, AAC designed, engineered and manufactured the bulkheads, monuments, furnishings and headliner grid system for the interior configuration prior to the green aircraft's arrival. Upon the aircraft's original input, the VVIP interior was ready for installation once the supporting structure, wiring, plumbing and sound insulation were installed.AAC's in-house team designed the aircraft interior and were able to achieve 44 Db SIL cabin sound readings for a quiet environment in the presidential bedroom."We are extremely pleased to have pioneered this new territory for VVIP completions for composite, wide-body aircraft," said James Colleary, president, AAC. "We overcame significant new engineering challenges during this project and maintained our goal of providing the safest and highest quality completion services in the world."AAC will soon redeliver a Boeing 747-8 wide-body aircraft and the company anticipates winning additional wide and narrow body completion programs during 2016 with full capacity to accommodate additional customers for both aircraft completions and MRO services.