“When you get into the larger aircraft it becomes like a hotel, with dozens of staff supporting the plane based in a galley area down below. You have very comprehensive cooking facilities, and on larger aircraft we have looked at theatres, with spiral staircases and a Steinway grand piano. The limitations for what you can put inside a plane are pretty much the limits of physics, and even money cannot always overcome that. Even so, people are still always trying to push [the limits]. ”
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As the industry recovers from the long recession, sales of used and new aircraft are accelerating. Largely as a result, more and more independent completion and refurbishment shops are building a backlog of orders.
Another reason: the first Global Express XRS business jets from Bombardier are coming in for required major inspections, and a lot of owners are choosing to do cabin refurbishment at the same time. Meanwhile, owners of larger bizliners—Airbus ACJs and Boeing Business Jets—are jostling for refurbishment slots timed to coincide with required 10-year maintenance and inspection checks. At centers approved by Airbus Corporate Jets and Boeing Business Jets to do interior outfitting of their new airplanes, backlogs began growing last year.
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