First Alto Cadence Switch System installed by Flying Colours Corp


Flying Colours Corp’s facility in St Louis, Missouri, has retrofitted Alto’s new Cadence Switch System (CSS) on two Challenger 850s for a corporate fleet operator based on the East Coast of the USA.

The cabins were both reconfigured to include 19 business-class seats in a shuttle layout. The galley and other monuments were reconfigured in line with the client’s storage requirements, while soft goods, cabinetry and lighting were all updated.

Both aircraft now have 25 switch panels, used to control all galley, cabin and lavatory functions. The switch panels have the same form factor as legacy switch panels. “The CSS matched the aesthetic and functional aspects of the cabin,” said Kevin Hayes, vice president of sales and marketing, Alto Aviation. “It proved to be an economical solution and was a perfect fit for this application.”

“The client wanted an interior that would meet the needs of frequent corporate shuttles so we designed a refit that is durable, functional and comfortable,” said Sean Gillespie, executive vice president at Flying Colours Corp.

“The Alto solution was ideal for this particular project as the system is straightforward and easy to install. Switches fit into existing cutouts and the solution didn’t require a tremendous amount of system integration. The selection of the Alto solution by the customer reflected the company’s practical approach, and offered a solid, cost-effective solution as part of the complete aircraft overhaul.”

August 24, 2017

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