Aircraft Interiors : The Latest Leathers, Carpets, Textiles & Treatments Made for the Aircraft Cabin

Tisca Tiara mobility textiles

Tisca Tiara – a swiss producer of high quality textile products for interior and exterior under one roof – carpets, fabrics, textiles for the transport sector and textile sports floors – recently launched Alto Basso Avio, a new collection of carefully harmonised carpets and seat cover and curtain fabrics. The idea is to provide a convenient single source of ready-to-implement soft furnishing design concepts for the entire cabin. Tisca Tiara’s new collection reflects the latest global trends in terms of designs, textures and colour combinations, and was produced and developed to be eco-friendly. The company also believes the products will generate lower lifecycle costs for airlines.

Tisca Tiara : Carefully coordinated carpets, aircraft upholstery and curtains for the complete interior of. Produced under one roof.   Whether for the commercial aircraft industry or the VIP & business jet market - Tisca Tiara mobility textiles designs, develops & manufactures a wide range of quality fabrics for the complete aircraft interiors. The range includes all types of carpets, fabrics, pleated curtains and carpets ready to be installed in matching designs and colors - available from one source, manufactured under one roof in Switzerland. Tisca Tiara is fully Aerospace Quality Management System Certified to EN 9100 AS. Tisca Tiara products meet the requirements of the aerospace industry and are delivered with the required certificates.
Tisca Tiara : Carefully coordinated carpets, aircraft upholstery and curtains for the complete interior of. Produced under one roof. Whether for the commercial aircraft industry or the VIP & business jet market - Tisca Tiara mobility textiles designs, develops & manufactures a wide range of quality fabrics for the complete aircraft interiors. The range includes all types of carpets, fabrics, pleated curtains and carpets ready to be installed in matching designs and colors - available from one source, manufactured under one roof in Switzerland. Tisca Tiara is fully Aerospace Quality Management System Certified to EN 9100 AS. Tisca Tiara products meet the requirements of the aerospace industry and are delivered with the required certificates.

Tisca Tiara maintains extensive stock, with many thousands of fabrics and carpets all available for immediate shipment and with no minimum order quantity. Founded in 1940, the Swiss company designs, develops and manufactures all sorts of carpets, seat cover and curtain fabrics, steampleated curtains and other ready-to-install products for the complete aircraft interior under one roof.

Contact details (HQ) :

TISCA Tischhauser AG
Grüt 163, CH – 9055 Bühler
Phone : +41 (0)71 791 01 11
Fax : +41 (0)71 791 01 00
Email : [email protected]

Edelman : all about weave

Edelman Leather – making a superb leather collection for architects and interior designers.
Edelman Leather – making a superb leather collection for architects and interior designers.

Having teamed up with an Italian factory that is used by high-end fashion houses, eEdelman can now offer three of its most popular leathers (Luxe, Artisan and Napoli) as woven products. There are four weave patterns to choose from : Classic, Alessi, Balla and Arturo.

Luxe Calf and Artisan are made from European vegetable-tanned aniline-dyed calfskin. luxe calf has a rich sheen produced by being heated and pressed. Meanwhile, Napoli, inspired by antique leather, is made from European vegetable-tanned aniline-dyed cowhide. Luxe is available in 23 colours, averages 28-30ft2 and is 1.0-1.2mm thick; Artisan comes in four colours, averages 32-34ft2 and is 1.3mm thick; and Napoli has 17 colour options, averages 45-50ft2 and is 1.2-1.3mm thick.

Good leather is produced using hands, eyes, and sensitivity to beautiful product.  Edelman Leather crafts the best leather in the world. Edelman hides are FULL GRAIN. Custom coloring and hand finishes are usual; cowhide and calfskin are the leathers used – always European in origin. That special look away from the ordinary is what Edelman brings to interiors – big quality hides finished naturally and with innovation.  The Edelman Leather “line” consists of more than 750 color ways and over 70 different types of leathers, all of which are GREENGUARD indoor air quality certified®.    Designer : Flying Colours Corp.
Good leather is produced using hands, eyes, and sensitivity to beautiful product. Edelman Leather crafts the best leather in the world. Edelman hides are FULL GRAIN. Custom coloring and hand finishes are usual; cowhide and calfskin are the leathers used – always European in origin. That special look away from the ordinary is what Edelman brings to interiors – big quality hides finished naturally and with innovation. The Edelman Leather “line” consists of more than 750 color ways and over 70 different types of leathers, all of which are GREENGUARD indoor air quality certified®. Designer : Flying Colours Corp.

All in-stock leather can be despatched immediately; for custom orders, lead time is about four to six weeks.

Edelman Leather also launched DayGlowBrights earlier in 2011. This eye-catching collection was inspired by the neon work of artists Olafur Eliasson and Dan Flavin, the graffiti art of Stephen Sprouse, and the trend for colourful city bikes. The neon-bright leather is custom coloured for each client and made from Royal Hide, Edelman’s bestselling leather for aircraft interiors.

Edelman is located in New Milford, Connecticut and has a finishing plant in upstate New York. Edelman has showrooms in New York City, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Dania Beach, Washington D.C., Boston, Atlanta, Denver, San Francisco, Los Angeles and London. Edelman is represented in every major city of the United States, as well as Montreal, Toronto, France, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Turkey, Middle East, Australia, Germany and Switzerland.

Contact details :

Corporate Office :
Tel : 860.350.9600
Email : [email protected]
www.edelmanleather.com

Andrew Muirhead : green dream

Andrew Muirhead - Fine Scottish Leather   What is Low Carbon Leather?  It's a product of our commitment to the environment and to sustainability. It's a product of our investment in research into new cleaner tanning technologies and production processes. It's a product of our policy to reducing hide miles by sourcing hides within 300 miles of the factory.
Andrew Muirhead - Fine Scottish Leather What is Low Carbon Leather? It's a product of our commitment to the environment and to sustainability. It's a product of our investment in research into new cleaner tanning technologies and production processes. It's a product of our policy to reducing hide miles by sourcing hides within 300 miles of the factory.

Andrew Muirhead & Son’s Low Carbon Leather was created to address rising concerns over fuel costs, sustainability and carbon emissions. The made-to-order leather weighs approximately 650g/m2 and is 1mm thick. The product is 100% genuine leather – it is not reconstituted, recycled or rehashed. The company says Low Carbon Leather has all the properties you would expect from genuine leather, while being 30% lighter and boasting greater elasticity than standard leather.

Recent wins for the company include an order for Voyager leather from Gulf Air, for the next stage in its A330 programme. Meanwhile, Lan Chile has specified Andrew Muirhead leather for its new Boeing Dreamliner 787, which is scheduled to come into service in 2012. The new aircraft will expand Lan Chile’s services between South America and Washington DC and London Heathrow.

Andrew Muirhead has been producing fine quality leather since 1840. Today we export to over 60 countries, and are renowned for our quality, service and environmental awareness. We are the world's biggest supplier of leather to the global aviation industry, supplying over 130 airlines and aircraft manufacturers. We also produce leathers for other transport, domestic, commercial, corporate and specialist uses, exporting to over 60 countries. It is our commitment to quality that has kept Europe's oldest tannery at the forefront of the leather industry. We produce high performance quality leathers from hides reared through a unique blend of animal husbandry and fertile grazing, predominantly in Scotland. Access to the finest raw materials allows us provide our customers with consistently high quality. But we are not resting on our laurels. We are developing new ideas all the time. Experience and technology allows us to understand customer needs and develop new products designed specifically to meet those needs. Andrew Muirhead is part of the Scottish Leather Group; a privately owned company with five specialist subsidiaries aiming is to achieve the highest standards of craftsmanship and quality.
Andrew Muirhead has been producing fine quality leather since 1840. Today we export to over 60 countries, and are renowned for our quality, service and environmental awareness. We are the world's biggest supplier of leather to the global aviation industry, supplying over 130 airlines and aircraft manufacturers. We also produce leathers for other transport, domestic, commercial, corporate and specialist uses, exporting to over 60 countries. It is our commitment to quality that has kept Europe's oldest tannery at the forefront of the leather industry. We produce high performance quality leathers from hides reared through a unique blend of animal husbandry and fertile grazing, predominantly in Scotland. Access to the finest raw materials allows us provide our customers with consistently high quality. But we are not resting on our laurels. We are developing new ideas all the time. Experience and technology allows us to understand customer needs and develop new products designed specifically to meet those needs. Andrew Muirhead is part of the Scottish Leather Group; a privately owned company with five specialist subsidiaries aiming is to achieve the highest standards of craftsmanship and quality.

Andrew Muirhead is the world’s Number 1 aviation leather manufacturer. No company has more experience or more success in supplying fine leather to the world’s airlines. The company caters to over 150 airlines in 40 countries, Andrew Muirhead’s leather can be found in a wide variety of aircraft types, from luxury executive jets to the gigantic new Airbus A380. In the luxury world of private aviation, Andrew Muirhead offer the perfect balance of rich luxury and high performance and safety standards catering to the major private jet operators around the world.

Andrew Muirhead & Son Limited Registered Office and Tannery :

Dalmarnock Leather Works                                                                                            273-289 Dunn Street, Glasgow, G40 3 EA, Scotland                                                         Tel. : +44 (0)141 554 3724 Fax : +44 (0)141 554 4741                                                   Email : [email protected]

Lantal Textiles – Transportation Fashion

Cabin comfort is without a doubt the best way to win an airline passenger's heart. When passengers board an aircraft, they expect to be embraced by the atmosphere of their destination. An interior which reflects the carrier's corporate identity and national heritage is an important part of the travel experience. At the same time, safety standards are a key factor in the choice of materials. Lantal serves all major aircraft manufacturers around the globe as well as more than 300 airlines, providing everything they need to create a compellingly hospitable cabin ambiance. Attractive seat upholstery fabrics, smooth headrests, subtle wall coverings, carpets, fine leather and pleated curtains are among the products that Lantal supplies to its customers with single-source convenience.   Lantal is experienced in manufacturing customized materials such as : Seat cover fabrics - Carpets -Curtain fabrics - Wall coverings - Genuine leather -Sheepskins - Pneumatic seat cushion. All Lantal products comply with EASA/FAA regulations.
Cabin comfort is without a doubt the best way to win an airline passenger's heart. When passengers board an aircraft, they expect to be embraced by the atmosphere of their destination. An interior which reflects the carrier's corporate identity and national heritage is an important part of the travel experience. At the same time, safety standards are a key factor in the choice of materials. Lantal serves all major aircraft manufacturers around the globe as well as more than 300 airlines, providing everything they need to create a compellingly hospitable cabin ambiance. Attractive seat upholstery fabrics, smooth headrests, subtle wall coverings, carpets, fine leather and pleated curtains are among the products that Lantal supplies to its customers with single-source convenience. Lantal is experienced in manufacturing customized materials such as : Seat cover fabrics - Carpets -Curtain fabrics - Wall coverings - Genuine leather -Sheepskins - Pneumatic seat cushion. All Lantal products comply with EASA/FAA regulations.

Lantal is a leader in the design, production, and distribution of textiles and services for the international community of aircraft, railway, bus, and cruise ship operators. With coherent, all-in-one solutions, Lantal offers to the customers forwardlooking counsel in the domains of style, design, and completion with an underlying objective to provide the ultimate in well-being for passengers.

Lantal Textiles has renewed its portfolio of leathers. The range consists of four types with different surface textures and a palette of 48 distinctive colours. Calando is designed to have a silky, soft and natural hand for comfort; Classic is a cool, technical leather that Lantal says is easy to care for; Crescendo is a naturally structured leather; and Conbrio is billed by the company as the best choice for large-volume projects.

The leather can be customised in many ways to reflect the airline’s corporate identity. Lantal says dyes can be formulated to achieve virtually any shade to match or coordinate with livery colours, for instance as defined by the Pantone or RAL systems. Further design options are embossing, debossing and embroidered logos or patterns, specially stitched seams and piping and even perforations and dimpling.

Lantal's Fire Test Lab (flammability tests as per FAR/CS 25.853 for aircraft interior materials), is relied on and trusted by numerous valued customers. Many OEMs and suppliers rely on Lantal's professional lab services.
Lantal's Fire Test Lab (flammability tests as per FAR/CS 25.853 for aircraft interior materials), is relied on and trusted by numerous valued customers. Many OEMs and suppliers rely on Lantal's professional lab services.

In early 2009, Turkish Airlines asked Lantal to develop its soft furnishing concept. The carrier wanted to leverage its unique geographical position to quickly become a global player in both the Eastern and Western hemispheres. Turkish Airlines had already contracted three different seat manufacturers with a range of models, which resulted in a considerable number of article versions. It was not possible at this point to alter any seat architecture parameters, so the focus was on creating CI compliance with overall trim and finish. Priestmangoode, the world’s leading designers in aviation, used the rich and colorful heritage of Turkish art and culture to create a contemporary design language to apply across the airline’s services, starting with a fully customized trim and finish for the cabin interiors. In the wide-body subproject with a total of 22 shipsets, Lantal was and is responsible for B/C, Premium Eco, and E/C seat cover fabrics and headrest leathers, identical laser-cut curtains as class dividers, plain curtains for all galleys, and carpets for the entire cabin from front to back. Nine different leather colors were chosen for the E/C headrests, and the B/C seat cover fabrics feature in-woven tulip patterns. All these articles were delivered on a yardage basis, but in its capacity as project manager and coordinator, Lantal assured that all items arrived at the right places right on time.

Lantal Textiles AG
Dorfgasse 5, PO Box 1330, CH-4901 Langenthal, Switzerland
Email : [email protected]

rohi sets new standards : carbon copy

Launched by rohi as a concept study at Aircraft Interiors Expo 2011 in Hamburg, Germany, Carbon Looks is an optical interpretation of high-tech carbon materials into interior textiles. Carbon fibres are synonymous with highperformance vehicles such as race bikes, powerboats, Formula 1 cars and aircraft fuselages. rohi’s carbon fibre animated textile constructions are designed to reflect that sophistication, durability and high value. They coordinate particularly well with high-end aircraft seat models. Anker carpets, partnering closely with rohi, has also adopted the concept to create coordinated carpets, which will be showcased along with rohi’s fabrics at Aircraft Interiors Expo 2012.

rohi sets new standards with home-style fabric design for the cabin interior of the Alitalia A330 fleet. The new A330 cabin interior will also be introduced on the retrofit program for the entire Boeing B777 fleet of Alitalia. The shades of grey in the classic-weave woollen fabric designed especially for Alitalia tend to be cool, but create a strongly welcoming effect in combination with silver, black and green elements. In combination with the exclusive rohi aircraft leather for the headrests, the result is a harmonious overall colour concept throughout the entire aircraft cabin. This successful interpretation ensures a high-level of comfort and creates an atmosphere for a relaxed flight.
rohi sets new standards with home-style fabric design for the cabin interior of the Alitalia A330 fleet. The new A330 cabin interior will also be introduced on the retrofit program for the entire Boeing B777 fleet of Alitalia. The shades of grey in the classic-weave woollen fabric designed especially for Alitalia tend to be cool, but create a strongly welcoming effect in combination with silver, black and green elements. In combination with the exclusive rohi aircraft leather for the headrests, the result is a harmonious overall colour concept throughout the entire aircraft cabin. This successful interpretation ensures a high-level of comfort and creates an atmosphere for a relaxed flight.

rohi is a family-owned company, in the third generation specialised in developing, designing and producing high quality wool fabrics. The production facilities and the design studio are located in Bavaria, Germany, near Munich. rohi was one of the first textile manufactures in the world to be approved by Airbus and Boeing. In 2003, our quality management system was the first in the industry to be EN (AS) 9100 certified. rohi’s modern factory in Germany, south of Munich, boasts the latest computer-controlled Jacquard weaving looms, operated by a highly-skilled and motivated workforce. 100% ‘Made in Germany’, rohi’s customers benefit from its extremely flexible chain of skilled and reliable suppliers with state-of-the-art expertise in their own areas of business. Competitive lead times for both small and large quantities and special solutions for rapid delivery of customised materials are all available.

Alongside the world’s major airlines, like EMIRATES AIRLINE, LUFTHANSA and SINGAPORE AIRLINES and rohi also works with famous furniture manufacturers such as CASSINA, COR, KNOLL INTERNATIONAL and ROLF BENZ. We also work with leading acousticians to deliver technical fabrics for opera houses and theatres in Europe. rohi provides complete interior textile solutions for the whole aircraft cabin, including all relevant soft materials – curtain and antimacassar fabrics, leather and carpets. Customers can choose from established collections, or use our expertise to develop their own individual solutions within a defined timeframe.

Contact details :                                                                                                         Thomas Kaminsky (Sales Director – Aircraft Textiles)             [email protected]

Ambiances : best leathers, technical fabrics, and sheep skins.

www.ambiances-aviation.com
www.ambiances-aviation.com

Since 1968, Ambiances’ team has been applying its taste for aesthetic in one of its favourite fields: aeronautics. Ambiances offers a wide range of high quality materials convenient for various uses in aircraft arrangement: seats, pilot seat, window panels, cabin curtains. Ambiances selects the best leathers, technical fabrics, and sheep skins. All products are FAR 25 853 and ABD 0031 compliant.

Ambiances’ latest collection of leathers and fabrics for aircraft interiors is called Integral. The company says the leathers and fabrics meet FAR 25 853 Part I for flammability; FAR 25 853(d) Appendix F, Part IV for heat release; and Airbus ABD 0031 and Boeing BSS 7238 for smoke density and toxicity.

The leather weighs 570g/m2, while the fabric weighs 360g/m2. Both are available in a wide range of finishes and custom colours, with a one-month lead time. Sheep skin is used as pilot seat cover. Cool during the summer, warm in winter, it allows to remain seated for long periods of time without perspiring.

Ambiances designs and develops a product line, aiming at :

  • aesthetic and comfort
  • safety and reliability
  • quality and application flexibility
  • a range of innovating products

Tatsumura Textile, Japan : TioTio Treatment for antibacterial and deodorisation effect

www.tatsumura.co.jp
www.tatsumura.co.jp

Tatsumura Textile has created an ‘air catalyst’ treatment called TioTio that can be applied to textiles used on aircraft seats and floors, as well as curtains, to provide an antibacterial and deodorisation effect. Tatsumura says treated textiles combat microorganisms, odours, stains and the like, benefiting passengers who suffer with asthma, allergies or atopy.

The air catalyst does not require light to work and does not use organic compounds, which Tatsumura says ensures it is environmentally harmless, safe and gentle. In addition, its effects do not disappear through melting and evaporation at room temperature. Tatsumura has already supplied fabrics treated with TioTio to major Japanese airliners.

Scott Group Custom Carpets : Rich patterns

Scott Group Custom Carpets : Rich patterns
Scott Group Custom Carpets : Rich patterns

Scott Group’ newest offering is the Terk collection, which draws inspiration from early 20th century painters such as Sonia Delaunay and Paul Klee, who created boldly patterned works of art using vibrant and rich colours. “We were struck by how current the colours and patterns from these artists feel almost 100 years later,” says Jennifer Kirchgessner, Scott Group’s director of marketing.

The Terk pattern consists of simple fractal shapes outlined in a low loop to enhance the dimension of the carpet. Vibrant lines of colour in pewter and golden mustard are balanced with shades of cream. This pattern is designed with a modern cabin interior in mind, but colours and patterns can be customised to coordinate with clients’ wishes. The company develops new sample collections on a quarterly basis reflecting trends from various markets: residential, commercial, automotive and fashion. The collections serve as a starting point for aviation designers to help generate new ideas.

Scott Group's carpets specially created for aircraft
Scott Group's carpets specially created for aircraft

Scott Group, having headquarters and manufacturing from Cleveland, Ohio to Grand Rapids, Michigan, has expanded facilities, attracted many talented people to its team, and grown into a global leader in custom carpets for private aviation, luxury marine, residential, and corporate interiors.

Scott Group’s Mill location :

3232 Kraft Avenue SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512 (USA)
Tel. : 616.954.3200 Fax : 616.954.9600 Website : www.scottgroup.com

Yarwood : light fantastic

Yarwood Leather
Yarwood Leather

Yarwood Leather’s latest product, Yarwood NT, is a genuine leather weighing less than 450g/m2. The product was developed by the same team behind two generations of Kalorlite leather and was designed to meet urgent industry requirements for weight savings. On a maximum-capacity A380, Yarwood says it can reduce overall leather seat cover weight by 950kg. Being a genuine hide with a large surface area (typically 50ft2 or more), this product can be cut and sewn using standard techniques. Yarwood offers this service from its UK in-house cut and sew facility. Yarwood reports that global leaders in seat manufacturing have partnered with the company to ensure that their own lightweight options are promoted to the maximum benefit.

Yarwood Leather
Treefield Industrial Estate, Gelderd Road, Morley,
Leeds, LS27 7JU (UK) Tel: +44 0113 252 1014
Fax:+44 0113 252 7391 Email:[email protected]

Kalogridis : panel show

Founded by George Kalogridis in 1976, Kalogridis International is widely regarded as the highest industry standard for aircraft and yacht carpet. George and his design team have created thousands of original Kalogridis designs that are flying high in the skies or floating across the oceans of the world. www.kalogridis.com
Founded by George Kalogridis in 1976, Kalogridis International is widely regarded as the highest industry standard for aircraft and yacht carpet. George and his design team have created thousands of original Kalogridis designs that are flying high in the skies or floating across the oceans of the world. www.kalogridis.com

Kalogridis’s 3D custom panel, Deconel, is proving popular. It was originally developed for commercial airlines, but has since expanded into private jets, superyachts and luxury houses. It has been installed on large VIP aircraft, such as the A330, Boeing 737, Global Express, Global 5000, Falcon 7X and Tu-214. The picture shows its use on a window panel in a Dornier 328 cabin designed by CTM Design. Other successes include a reorder from a major airline for first-class bulkheads on its Boeing 777, following its first purchase in 2007.

Some customers have applied Deconel on all wall panels. Kalogridis says it is easy to install, reduces noise in the cabin and weighs 80% less than traditional tapestries. It also says the fabric selected does not need to be treated with fire-retardant chemicals; and silk can be used without creating bubbles or wrinkles on the panels.