Toronto, ON | Aug. 9, 2011
Field Aviation, an international aviation services firm and leader in innovative technical solutions for the civil and defence aviation communities has delivered two Bombardier Q400 aircraft with custom designed interiors, the first such installations in the type.
Both aircraft were delivered to Avitrade Belgium at a recent handover ceremony at Field Aviation's Toronto facility. Selected by Avitrade on behalf of their end use customer, Field Aviation was engaged to design, engineer and integrate unique mixed class interiors for each aircraft.
Field Aviation has a long history of converting commercial regional class aircraft into corporate shuttle and VIP configurations for corporate and government clients globally. This experience and the company's long standing relationship with Avitrade were important factors in the selection of Field Aviation to carry out the work.
"Configuring the first new Q400 aircraft with these customized interiors represents an important milestone in the completions business for Field Aviation" commented David Jensen, Field Aviation's vice-president, business development. "We view the Q400 as an excellent platform for this type of application and as global interest and awareness grows; we see expanded opportunities for modified Q400s. "
The aircraft, with 28 and 40 seats respectively, were uniquely-configured with a combination of single VIP style seats and standard economy seat pairs. One aircraft features a separate cabin with four individual fully berthable VIP seats in club configuration.
Finished to the highest standards, the VIP and first class seats include individual touch screen LCD monitors for IFE with such features as Airshow® moving map displays. Installed throughout is in-seat power for lap top charging, side ledges with fold-out tables and cabin class dividers with large LCD displays which also display Airshow® moving map. Sky Connect real-time satellite tracking system installation, cordless satellite phone handsets, custom carpets and specialty leather finishes were also featured. Specialized modifications and amenities were also incorporated into the aircraft lavatories and galleys.
Field Aviation is internationally recognized as a leader in the design, engineering, integration and delivery of aircraft and systems for specialized roles and applications world-wide.
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Caption: Field Aviation has delivered two custom interiors in Bombardier Q400 aircraft, the first such installations in the aircraft type.