Comlux delivers first EASA-certified cabin for Sukhoi Business Jet - 'SBJ'

The Comlux Completion and Services center in Indianapolis, USA - Comlux Completion - has delivered the first custom VIP Cabin EASA-certified SBJ.

The VIP aircraft, owned by Kazakhmys PLC Corporation in Kazakhstan, features 19 certified seats for Taxi-Take-off & Landing in a contemporary corporate interior designed and engineered by Comlux. It includes a VIP area at the front with a club-4 seating across from a side- acing sofa and an executive section with 15 First class seats in a 2 x1, 3-abreast configuration.

After a 12 month downtime for the completion, including cabin certification as per the stringent safety and quality regulations of EASA, the aircraft has been delivered to Comlux KZ, the regional VIP operator of Fly Comlux in central Asia, which will take care of the operations of the aircraft in service. The SBJ is also the first aircraft of the type available on the charter market.

Eduard Ogay, CEO of Kazakhmys PLC subsidiary in Kazakhstan says “The SBJ has been delivered on quality and on time and as per the highest standard of the industry. The addition of the SBJ to our corporate fleet successfully operated by Comlux KZ allows a large number of our company executives and employees to travel all together efficiently and in full comfort. It is the right business tool for our company.”

“This SBJ is the first of its type to be outfitted in corporate configuration and certified by EASA” says Scott Meyer, CEO Comlux Completion. “This made it especially challenging given the completion operations in the US, for an aircraft without FAA TC, showcasing once again how Comlux can adapt and find solutions in any environment to best serve our customers.” He adds:” The Comlux team has performed an outstanding job on the aircraft interior, including flight testing and certification under full EASA oversight. Thanks to our Cabin Innovation and Research Center, we have demonstrated our ability to complete new aircraft type interiors beyond ACJs and BBJs. We proudly delivered the aircraft to Comlux KZ and we wish them a successful corporate and charter operation.”

Comlux is one of the leaders in business aviation operating worldwide with the highest standards of safety and quality. In addition to its dedicated VIP flight service program by OneAbove, Comlux offers a comprehensive set of services to VIP customers who wish to have their own aircraft, managed personally and professionally. This includes aircraft management, sales and acquisitions, cabin design and completion and maintenance and engineering services.

Two new projects underscore continued growth in Asia

In further news, Comlux Completion has signed two new projects, one Global 6000 and one BBJ, with repeat customers based in Asia.

Both projects are for major refurbishments and will be performed in the Indianapolis facility. After a busy schedule in 2016 with not only multiple VIP completions (1 ACJ330, 1 BBJ and 1 SBJ), but also a steady stream of maintenance clients (3 BBJ, 1 ACJ), Comlux is growing its backlog.

The undisclosed owner of the BBJ is represented by the aircraft management company, Sino Jet, led by CEO Jenny Lau. Jenny’s involvement was integral in the selection of the best service center for this project. It is the second BBJ managed by Sino Jet coming to Indianapolis. The workscope will consist of various cabin reconfigurations including adding a one of a kind custom sideledge pull out bed to allow more sleeping positions on the aircraft for more comfort on board.

Comlux also signed another repeat customer for a new Global 6000 aircraft. They have selected Comlux to perform a completely new and luxurious cabin interior design to include all new soft goods, seat designs, metallic treatments, fixtures, wood, stone counter tops, and decorative trim in order to provide the client a true one-of-a-kind experience reflecting his own personal flare.

“With these two new contracts, Comlux reaffirms the continued business growth of its ultra-modern facility in the US, as well as further development of the Asian market,” said Scott Meyer. “Comlux offers the quality and customer experience to ensure our clients return no matter the size of the workscope.”

BlueSky Business Aviation News | 13th April 2017 | Issue #412