F/LIST pushes North American presence at NBAA
The appearance at the world’s largest general aviation convention and exhibition is of special importance for F/LIST, as it has greatly strengthened its subsidiaries in Canada and the USA in 2017: with Mario Lepine, F. LIST CANADA CORP. has a new CEO who will oversee the establishment of a new 59,000 ft2 fully equipped production plant to be put into operation as early as the fourth quarter of 2017. Besides improved customer service and product support, the new plant in Laval in the Greater Montréal area will feature a veneer competence center providing veneer consulting and production, as well as independent cabinet production capabilities and aftermarket services for the North American market with up to 100 employees by 2020.
At the same time, the activities of F. LIST USA CORP. have been strengthened with two experienced aviation industry experts as Key Accounts / Product Support Manager and Sales Representative Completions / Aftermarket. Their intimate knowledge of the US market and its players is a major asset which boosts F/LIST’s benefits from its NBAA presence.
A highlight of the show will be one of the nominees for this year’s German Design Award in the category “Excellent Product Design – Transportation”: F/LIST® HEATED STONE FLOORING is the first fully certifiable real stone flooring with integrated heating for business and private aircraft cabins. It combines the natural beauty and resilience of stone with all the amenities of in-floor heating and can be heated to any preset temperature between 23 and 33 °C (73.4 °F to 91.4 °F), with a low power consumption of only 200 watts per square meter (18.6 W/ft2). Despite the remarkable technical performance the minimum construction height of the heated stone flooring is only 14.4 millimeters and it is only negligibly heavier than the non-heated version, which is of vital importance in the aviation industry. Still, the heated stone flooring is just as easy to clean and permanently non-flammable. An innovative fastening system facilitates installation and maintenance which saves time and money.
In addition to this major award nomination, F/LIST comes to Las Vegas as one of the winners of British industrial magazine Industry Insights Monthly’s Aviation, Aerospace and Defence Awards: the company’s inimitable quality, reliability and product innovations convinced the expert jury of F/LIST’s merit for the title „Best Aircraft Interiors Company – Central Europe“.
F/LIST GERMANY successfully completes first major refurbishment
“It happened! BOO’s been revamped!”
With these words AIR-X sales manager Debbie Camenzuli announced the completed refurbishment of their Challenger 850 with the registration 9H – BOO on LinkedIn. The project for the Maltese air charter company marked the first major refurbishment conducted by newly founded F/LIST GERMANY, which originated from the former OHS Aviation Services GmbH in April of this year. The refurbishment was undertaken in cooperation with F/LIST’s major strategic partner Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services in Berlin Schönefeld.
In the course of “BOO’s” refurbishment all seats were re-upholstered with elegant cream-colored leather, to match the chic new fabric of the divan. New linings on ceilings as well as on lower and upper sidewalls and new PSU panels added to the clean and elegant overall look. A newly installed grape-colored carpet covering the entire cabin floor offers a sophisticated contrast with the otherwise light, cream refurbished cabin. The elegant matte oak surfaces of the galley, sideledges, bulkhead and partition were reworked to give the interior a completely new and sophisticated touch.
All the interior work was performed over a time of approximately six weeks at F/LIST GERMANY’s EASA Part 145 approved upholstery & joinery facilities in Schönefeld, while Lufthansa Bombardier conducted mandatory fuselage and engine checks. Shortly after bringing 9H-BOO back into service, Bernhard Wallner, CCO of AIR-X, said: “Thanks to the F/LIST Team for their great work. The result is amazing. Our customers love the new interior”.
F/LIST expects this success to be the first in a line of many more projects to be completed in cooperation with Lufthansa Bombardier Aviation Services and other MROs worldwide.
F/LIST nominated for German Design Award
The German Design Council annually honors outstanding, innovative projects and products and their creators. After reaching the shortlist of this year’s Crystal Cabin Awards, F/LIST® HEATED STONE FLOORING caught the attention of the collective of design pundits and professionals. However, the nomination for the Excellent Product Design category came as a surprise for F/LIST.
F/LIST® HEATED STONE FLOORING is the only fully certifiable real stone flooring with integrated heating on the market. It can be heated to any preset temperature between 23 °C and 33 °C (73.4 °F and 91.4 °F), with a low power consumption of only 200 watts per square meter (18.6 W/ft2). Despite the remarkable technical performance the heated stone flooring is only 11.1 millimeters thick (0.44“; with a minimal construction height of 17.1 mm / 0.67“) and only negligibly heavier than the non-heated version, which is of vital importance in the aviation industry. Still, the heated stone flooring is just as easy to clean and permanently non-flammable. An innovative fastening system facilitates installation and maintenance which saves time and money.
F/LIST is confident about its chances in this prestigious competition. The awards ceremony will be held in the context of the international consumer goods fair Ambiente 2018, which will take place in Frankfurt am Main from February
9th through 13th 2018.
F/LIST at EBACE 2017
From May 22nd through 24th F/LIST will again appear as an exhibitor at this year’s European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Geneva. The EBACE is Europe’s largest business aviation event and one of the industry’s most important exhibitions worldwide. Since 2000, up to 500 exhibitors have been meeting annually, with 60 business jets on static display.
F/LIST will present, among other innovations, F/LIST® HEATED STONE FLOORING, the first real stone flooring with integrated heating for all business and private jets – from private very light jets all the way through to luxurious VIP narrow and widebody aircraft.
Come and visit us from May 22nd through 24th at booth T110!
F/LIST EXPANDS IN GERMANY
By April 3rd 2017 the business operations of OHS Aviation Services are taken over by newly founded F. LIST GERMANY GMBH, a 100 % subsidiary of F. LIST GMBH from Thomasberg in Lower Austria. With this acquisition F/LIST aims to strengthen its position in the European market and expand its portfolio of services offered through the acquired additional certifications.
Through the acquired new certification EASA Part 145 (DE.145.0333) F/LIST will integrate OHS’s highly successful core maintenance business – such as interior and exterior cleaning of business and private aircraft, as well as seat repairs, re-upholstery and partial exterior painting – into ist services portfolio.
Furthermore, the new certification EASA Part 21J DOA (EASA.21J.235) allows the design and clearance of plans for interior components without feedback loops to the airframe manufacturer. Thus, F/LIST can cover the entire value chain from planning through to the installation of its interiors which saves customers time and money.
The acquired certifications benefit all of F/LIST’s locations, which will further expedite the international expansion of the Austrian family company.
F/LIST is planning extensive investments at all acquired locations, especially in IT infrastructure, machinery and equipment. OHS’s 31 employees are taken over as well. With the planned extensions and investments in the coming years this number is expected to rise. Hand in hand with the extension of the locations comes an intensification of customer acquisition: FBOs in Berlin and all of Europe are intended to profit from F. LIST GERMANY’s local services. In general, the airport Berlin Schönefeld is deemed an ideal location to cover all of Europe, the Middle East and North Africa with the offered refurbishment services in the future.
F/LIST at Aircraft Interiors Expo 2017
We are proud to premiere as an exhibitor at this year’s Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg. The AIX is one of the world’s leading events for airlines and their supply chains. Every year the AIX hosts the most important players in the industry, who present their newest products for airline cabin interior, in-flight entertainment and passenger comfort.
F/LIST will present its successful products – now certifiable for commercial aviation – to the airline expert audience for the first time. One of the highlights is, undoubtedly, the unique F/LIST® STONE FLOORING – the only real stone flooring with integrated heating on the market.
Come and visit us from April 4th through 6th at booth 1C15!