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MSB Aerospace, the U.S. division of Montreal-headquartered company MSB Group has begun the process of supplying MRO and completions business Flying Colours Corp. with customized hi-lo tables. This is the first time the two Canadian-headquartered companies have collaborated, and it is the beginning of what both companies anticipate will be a long-term relationship. The agreement sees MSB Aerospace supplying Flying Colours with customized precision engineered hi-lo conference, dining, coffee and work station tables for large cabin interiors.
The first table, destined for a Bombardier Global aircraft, is scheduled for delivery in late August. The bespoke design is based on the standard single-pedestal manual sliding table MSB has been providing to the Bombardier Global fleet since 2012, and incorporated a number of specific modifications.
The table is designed for a four-seat club grouping and provides a 31.5-inch x 41.5-inch main tabletop surface with folding leaves. An additional built-in sliding feature allows for a 14.25-inch panel to be added to extend the tabletop across the aisle to reach passengers seated on the couch, in the two-place seating or the credenza. To complement the interior of the aircraft the pedestal shrouds, which are normally plated, have a faux wood grain finish achieved by water-transfer printing. The finishing touches to the table surface will be completed by Flying Colours to coordinate with the other cabinetry on the aircraft.
“MSB is excited to have the opportunity of providing this first hi-lo conference table to Flying Colours. We recognize the expertise of their business and know that our own technical experts will meet the high standards expected. This project requires unique design modifications and certification which we are pleased to undertake as we anticipate further orders for this style of product,” said Shannon Gill, managing director MSB Aerospace.
“Our support for the Global family continues to strengthen, and MSB’s focus on creating quality, customized precision engineered products is a good match for this aircraft type. Our own cabinet makers are capable of producing an infinite selection of cabin monuments but we have chosen to work with MSB on these very specific, intricately engineered tables as they have a significant amount of experience in designing and creating the complex mechanisms required for durable and stylish hi-lo tables,” said Eric Gillespie, executive vice-president, Flying Colours Corp.
MSB’s versatile single pedestal tables combine sleek design with functionality and robustness and can be used as coffee, conference, or dining tables, as well as work desks. MSB also makes an electric version featuring integrated Bluetooth technology, which enables operational access from anywhere in the cabin to raise and lower the surface according to the passengers’ needs. Clients can also opt for dual or quadruple pedestals depending on cabin size, along with oval or round shrouds converting the existing square shape, into an elegant curved finish.
MSB Aerospace in Savannah produces hi-lo tables as well as crystal, china and flatware inserts specifically designed to safely stow valuables during all phases of flight. The bespoke CCF inserts not only safeguard china, crystal and flatware but protect the increasing number of artwork and precious art objects which decorate the jet cabins.