Another Baltic Tiger, Magnetic MRO, recently launched Virtual Reality glasses to show customers their interior modification options. The MRO has a dedicated interior workshop in Tallinn, where it can produce key materials, including placards, labels, seat covers, curtains, carpets as well as other interior products, explains Workshop Supervisor Pärtel-Peeter Kruuv. “The capacity of our current facilities in Talinn is up to five parallel narrow-body checks, which also result in a significant amount of interior-related tasks,” Kruuv notes. “Along with our new dedicated painting hangar launching in the first quarter of 2017, capacity and capability will considerably increase.”
All Magnetic’s in-house manufacturing is strongly supported by its own Part 21J engineers, who enable flexible and fast solutions for customers. “This means that we are also able to provide modifications for clients without bringing the aircraft to Tallinn,” Kruuv explains.
In addition to Tallinn, Magnetic capabilities include custom interior solutions, for anything from private helicopters to Airbus A380s, through MAC Interiors, its UK-based daughter company with over 50 years of interior experience.
Kruuv says most recent modification projects happened due to the ownership changes. “These projects involve interior updates varying from seat replacements to refurbishment of lavatories supporting the overall visual identity of operators.”
Magnetic’s new Virtual Reality glasses and software simulate aircraft interiors and show customers how different materials affect the overall look. The software allows users to change materials, colors and textures of the carpets, seats covers and curtains, while walking inside the aircraft. In the future, the technology may change overhead bins, lighting options, seat models, seating configurations and other interior features.