JBRND to supply headliner and window shades for VIP COMAC ARJ21-700

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Jeff Bonner Research & Development (JBRND) has been awarded a contract with Fokker Technologies to design and manufacture the interior headliner system and electric window shade assembly for the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) ARJ21-700. COMAC has been working with Fokker to develop the first Chinese VIP/business jet produced in China.

JBRND’s ‘sideledge to sideledge’ solution includes electric window shades, lightweight composite headliner panels and an aluminum support structure with a complete certification and engineering package.

The interior headliner system will be comprised of flat panels, contour panels and valance panels. These include provisions for components and installation hardware. Secondary structures including clips, brackets, tie rods and machined fittings, which will interface with the existing aircraft structure, are also provided.

For the electric window shade assembly, JBRND is providing its custom SyncDrive window shade system in a dual shade configuration, with an emergency manual override. The assembly will also be painted and plated by JBRND in San Antonio, Texas, USA.

“This is an exciting project for JBRND,” said Chico Ellis, vice president of sales and marketing at JBRND. “We’re able to do so much for this aircraft in-house. The delivery timeframe looks much better when you can do things in an integrated facility such as ours. Keeping design, engineering and composite fabrication at the same facility really makes a difference. We’re looking forward to delivering near the end of 2016.”

May 13, 2016

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Izzy has been part of the Business Jet Interiors International team since its second issue, and the editor since 2011. She also edits Auditoria, Railway Interiors International and Winter Sports Technology International. Outside of work, Izzy is rediscovering her love of art by learning how to paint with watercolors.

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