J&C Aero has completed a full-cycle Airbus A320 reconfiguration project for an aircraft asset investment company Arena Aviation Capital. The project covered cabin modification development, production, certification, and installation by J&C Aero’s in-house teams.
“Aircraft transition between operators is a complex process involving various risks, including those related to aircraft cabin modification. Luckily, thanks to our recent expansion and new services, we can provide turnkey aircraft interior solutions – from design to installation – and ensure wider support for aircraft investors and operators as the industry spreads its wings after several challenging years,” commented Vitalijus Malyška, the COO at J&C Aero.
The Arena Aviation Capital’s cabin reconfiguration project covered the development of a new LOPA and related minor cabin modifications, as well as the full refurbishment of 180 passenger seats. In addition, J&C Aero’s in-house EASA Part 145 capabilities enabled the installation of the seats and other related modification elements by the company’s technicians in Vilnius, Lithuania. In the final stage, J&C Aero’s CAMO engineers ensured a smooth certification process for the reconfigured Airbus A320.
“Being a one-stop-shop aircraft interior solutions provider, we always look forward to challenging projects. In this particular case, we are grateful to Arena Aviation Capital for entrusting us with the full reconfiguration process – from design to production and installation. And we are also proud of our in-house teams that made it all possible,” said J&C Aero’s executive.
“The fewer links in the chain, the smoother goes the process of preparing an aircraft for a new operator. This is particularly important as the summer high season is almost here. With this in mind, J&C Aero’s team did a great job: from the modification planning to the execution, they did everything as expected and on time. Both we and our airline customer are delighted with the outcome,” shared Andy Gao, Technical Asset Manager at Arena Aviation Capital.