F/List has marked the delivery of its 1,000th cabin interior by hosting a talk – entitled Aeronautic Visionaries and Mavericks – at its facility in Thomasberg, Austria. The participants included Niki Lauda, three-time Formula 1 world champion; Andrew Muirhead, head of Lufthansa Technik’s Original Equipment Innovation division; Kurt Hofmann, an Austrian aeronautics expert; and Katharina List-Nagl, CEO of F/List.
List-Nagl took the opportunity to reflect with her guests on the past 12 years in the aircraft business. “Since 2004, F/List has been equipping business jets with luxury cabinets,” she said. “Our ingenious products have earned us global recognition. We have now equipped more than 1,000 business jets, but we are only just beginning. Now, more than ever, we are striving to expand our market with innovative products and pioneering production technology.”
The company’s offerings include lightweight stone for applications including flooring, and a new lacquer technology surface system. F/List also says its subsidiary Hilitech, founded in 2014, will introduce an ultra-lightweight cabin system to the aeronautics market.
During the talk, Muirhead stressed the importance of timing in the development of new cabin interior innovations. “Customer demands are becoming increasingly ambitious and the time allotted for research and development ever shorter,” he said. “Creating a noticeable impact on the current market requires extensive knowledge and the appropriate flair for promptly accommodating customer desires with product solutions. For precisely these reasons, Lufthansa Technics chose F/List as its Inairvation joint venture partner.”
Lauda is a long-time customer of F/List, having commissioned the company to equip two of his private jets. “I admire F/List’s earnestness,” said Lauda. “Their work is honest and delivery is reliable. There is no such thing as ‘can’t be done’. Every request I have ever made has been honored with well-thought-out solutions.”
February 18, 2016