London, 17 August 2011 – As business jet owners strive to create increasingly exclusive flying environments, the interiors business of private jet company Ocean Sky has successfully installed a stone floor in the entrance and galley area of a Bombardier Global Express.
The jet was fitted with a Baltic Brown granite floor at Ocean Sky’s Manchester interiors centre over a two-week period.
Lenny Gray, general manager of Ocean Sky’s aircraft interiors business, says: “In addition to the granite’s attractive appearance, which features a defined crystal pattern, the stone also brings many practical benefits, such as significant durability and simple cleaning. The installation enables easy removal of the flooring if needed, and the material meets the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) 25.853 aerospace standard for flammability and the FAR 25.793 standard for floor surface friction.”
The granite installation is complemented by a sophisticated carpet pattern in the passenger cabin, lavatory and crew area.
Gray continues: “The multilayered structure of the flooring ensures minimum weight increases. The stone’s natural texture and patterns mean every aircraft with a Baltic Brown stone floor is unique, with a contemporary look and feel.”
Before starting work on the installation, Ocean Sky constructed a 3D model of the Global Express to ensure the colours and patterns met the client’s requirements and completed a trial fit onboard the aircraft.
Throughout all stages of the installation, Ocean Sky ensured the work complied with all key standards and certifications through a series of rigorous tests, including humidity testing, ground survival testing and slip resistance testing.
Images of the stone floor can be found here.
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Ocean Sky is a fully-integrated private aviation services group, offering flight brokerage, aircraft charter, aircraft management, fixed base operation (FBO), aircraft engineering and aircraft interior services. Headquartered in London and at London Luton Airport, Ocean Sky has further operations in Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Russia and the United Arab Emirates. All group services are delivered under the Ocean Sky brand, reflecting the group’s strategy of offering consistently high standards of customer service and a ‘one-stop’ solution to any private aviation need. For further information, visit www.oceansky.com.
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