9g and 16g VIP seat stars on Starling Aerospace’s AIME stand


Starling Aerospace will show off its most recent development, the VIP Track and Swivel Seat, at Aircraft Interiors Middle East (AIME) – held in Dubai, UAE, on January 23-24, 2018. The seat is certified for 9g and 16g and is made in-house. It reclines to 179°, turns 359°, can accommodate passengers over 6ft tall, and tracks sideways, backward and forward.

The seat at the show demonstrates Starling Aerospace’s in-house upholstery expertise. It is finished in cream leather with blue leather piping and twin stitching.

The company will also show a model aircraft finished in wood-look film, demonstrating its aqua transfer printing capabilities. The company now has a 1.2m x 3.4m tank with a robotic arm, an automated film lay and activation system in place, enabling it to process full-size sideledges, bulkheads and sliding doors in one dip.

The company has also invested in a four-axis machining center for aluminum seat components, a five-axis CNC router for 3D composite structures and a Gerber automated CNC leather and fabric cutter.

“With this equipment, we can provide high-quality repetitive finishes, shorter lead times and a higher standard of customer service,” said Coralie Wigg, commercial director and co-founder at Starling Aerospace.

“In-house 3D printing of prototypes to demonstrate proof of concept for designs and customer approval prior to production minimizes lost time and brings first article concepts in real time.”

January 18, 2018

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