MSB Aerospace has delivered a 90-piece set of custom-made crystal, china and flatware (CCF) inserts to L3 Integrated Aerospace Systems for a head-of-state installation.
It is the company’s first project in an ongoing collaboration with the Waco, Texas-based completion center, and the largest project yet for the Savannah, Georgia-based production facility.
The custom-made inserts were specified in conjunction with L3’s technicians to safeguard crystal, china and flatware through all phases of flight. Each item features a bespoke MSB-designed handle to support easy egress and access.
There are numerous bespoke cabinets in the galley, so MSB aggregated two distinct sets of measurements to fulfill the insert order. In addition, a representative selection of each of the tableware items, which had also been custom-made, required meticulous measuring to generate precise template cutouts.
Consideration was also given to where the items will be used in the cabin, the frequency of use, and where they will be placed in the cabinets. Form, function and practicality informed the final insert layout blueprint. To meet the strict weight parameters and aviation regulations, the inserts were made of a high-density foam fully certified for aviation use. The team manufactured the complete set in 12 weeks.
“This is the largest consignment we’ve had to fulfill since our doors opened in Savannah in January,” said Robert Lodge, business development manager at MSB Aerospace. “There is no doubt that closer proximity to the client, the procurement of materials sourced in the USA, and the skills of our local US technical team supported the seamless operational success of this project.”
“This initial contract with MSB has worked out well,” said Anthony Cusumano, vice president of head-of-state programs at L3 Integrated Aerospace Systems. “It is a real benefit to us, and therefore our customers, to have a USA-based company that understands and fulfills our very exacting requirements.”