One of the challenges currently facing the commercial airline industry is the need to provide the highest possible standard of passenger service whilst minimising operating costs. Simultaneously, the cabin interior is becoming a more complex and sophisticated environment, with passenger entertainment and communications, integrated cabin management systems, convertible seating and numerous other developments, placing increased pressure on diminishing resources.
Recognising these trends and our experiences from our own airlines, European identified a requirement for airlines to have access to good cabin interior products and specifically cabin seating. Simultaneously we also realised that the larger airlines were experiencing difficulties in disposing of their own cabin seats.
Therefore, in October 1999, we created our own interiors division to fulfil this requirement in the market place. As a result of the multitude of Aircraft operated by British Airways and recognising the consistently high quality of their cabin interiors we acquired much of their surplus aircraft seating. This alone required a new 30,000sq.ft warehouse facility to house all the seats.
The range of seats supplied to European are from a range of manufacturers including:Recaro, Zodiac,BE Aerospace Webber,Sicma,Sogerma, Flying Services in recent years we have added to our inventory from other well known airlines and we have increased our range to incorporate the latest lie flat bed seats.
We now hold a very broad range of aircraft seats from triples, quads and doubles, ex-British Airways world traveller, business and first class seats, making us arguably the biggest surplus seating outlet in Europe.
Film And Photo Props
In addition to our successful business with the World Airlines we also can offer a unique opportunity for people involved in the Film, Photographic or Advertising Industries as we regularly are able help by supplying complete Aircraft and Aircraft interiors for Film sets, Photographic Shoots, Training Schools and Advertising Agencies in order for them to recreate the Interior for their projects we have been involved in projects such as Holby City, a Levis advert, Muller Light, several documentaries, various airline adverts and the new James Bond Film 'Casino Royale'.
The seats can be purchased in as removed condition, or, our project management team can assist airlines with their refurbishment requirements such that the look of the seat may be altered to incorporate new covers, foams and fixtures, therefore producing a high quality bespoke seat at an affordable price.
The strength of our interiors division is that we can offer the complete turn key solution. In the menu on the left are some case studies of some of the projects that we have completed on behalf of our customers.