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Condor Airlines appoint MacCarthy Avaition
German carrier Condor Flugdienst has selected MacCarthy Aviation to provide full lavatory modification kits for its B767 fleet with the work commencing in April 2013. The work scope includes; new Corian worktop, stainless steel basin, faucet, mirror, vanity units, soft close toilet seat, LED lighting and a revolutionary new PanGuard designed and developed by MacCarthy and a complete new toilet shroud.
“To work with a major European airline such as Condor is an honour and underlines our commitment to providing lavatory refurbishment services as part of a wider interior upgrade from Condor” explains Mark Radford Sales & Marketing Director at MacCarthy. “Lavatory refurbishment programmes have been a particular area of growth for MacCarthy and we are looking forward to providing Condor with stunning refurbished lavatory’s to compliment the rest of their B767 interiors. Twelve aircraft will receive twelve business class and 60 economy class lavatories as part of the work scope and includes an all new PanGuard and toilet shroud which have been designed and developed by MacCarthy over the last twelve months”.
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More 767 work
MacCarthy Aviation has been awarded a significant contract from Loftleidir, a part of the Icelandair group to refurbish two B767-300ER aircraft.
The contract is to completely refurbish two ship sets of galleys and to provide uplift kits for twelve lavatories. The work package for the galleys consists of; deep cleaning, replacement of any damaged parts, treat any corrosion, check and test all electrical wiring and plumbing. The lavatory kits designed, manufactured and certified by MacCarthy will include; Corian worktop, stainless steel basin, toilet shroud, faucet, amenity and vanity units, LED lighting, mirror, electric flush switch plus many more features across both business and economy class lavatories.
Mark Radford Sales & Marketing Director commented, “We are delighted to work with Icelandair on this program, which further demonstrates our expertise in this growing market for galley and lavatory refurbishment work packages. This short flow programme further demonstrates our flexibility and will utilise designs currently in place saving time and money for the customer ensuring they receive the equipment with a new lease of life and years of continued service ahead of them.
We are seeing more and more twin aisle work, especially B767 aircraft, coming through our factory for galley and lavatory uplift. 2013 will be another busy year with a healthy order-book of galley refurbishment, lavatory upgrade and VIP interior work.”
Both aircraft are currently under lease to carrier Air Niugini
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Visit MacCarthy at Aircraft Interiors Expo
MacCarthy Aviation are exhibiting at Aircraft Interiors Expo, Hamburg on 9-11th April and are located on Stand B98 in Hall 6.
MacCarthy Aviation have been refurbishing and re configuring aircraft since 1962 and during the last few years we have seen a significant requirement for our galley refurbishment and lavatory uplift services for Airbus and Boeing aircraft. At AIX 2012 we showcased an A330 lavatory which as a direct result of exhibiting, a few months later we announced an order worth in excess of £5 million pounds – the single largest order in the company’s history. The order was for the refurbishment of Airbus lavatories for 32 aircraft. During 2012 and into 2013 we have seen a significant increase in B767 lavatory inquiries and subsequent orders, so at this years show we are presenting a fully refurbished B767 M8 unit our stand in Hall 6 B98.
The M8 unit will showcase MacCarthy’s diverse manufacturing capability, complete with signature Corian work tops, EMTEQ LED lighting and back lit engraved mirror. Two new products designed and manufactured by MacCarthy are a new moulded PanGuard from materials supplied by industry leaders Schneller and a revolutionary new toilet shroud.
The PanGuard will enhance the look of the lavatory but will also ensure maintenance costs are kept down due to its durability. MacCarthy will be installing the new PanGuard into seventy lavatories for a fleet of B767’s for a European customer in early 2013, as part of a fleet upgrade programme.
The one piece colour moulded toilet shroud has been designed and developed by MacCarthy Aviation over the last six months and is in the process of being certified ready for delivery to the launch customer by the end of March. The benefits of this all new shroud are a reduction in weight, increased durability and cheaper than current market offerings and will enhance an already strong portfolio of products from MacCarthy.
MacCarthy have also been using Corian for galley and lavatory worktops for a number of years and is now a standard product for lavatory refurbishment and uplift projects, so at this year’s show we have made our own bar complete with a stunning Corian worktop. Corian is extremely versatile and coupled with its extremely low maintenance costs and wipe clean surface it makes it ideal for demanding areas of an aircraft.
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More B767 work
MacCarthy Aviation has been awarded more B767 work with British Airways to refurbish three more ship sets of galleys for the national flag carrier. The airline is currently carrying out a refresh of the majority of its 767 fleet and the contract awarded to MacCarthy consists of galley refurbishments on long haul configured aircraft.
The work package consists of; deep cleaning, replacement of any damaged parts, a change of décor, repainting of the entire units and continuity checks and bonding, all within a ten day turnaround time. The contract will commence in April 2013 with the refurbishment work being carried out at MacCarthy Aviation’s facility near Gatwick Airport.
“This contract awarded to MacCarthy Aviation underlines our competitive pricing and focus on quality and delivery. Working with British Airways is a huge honour and we look forward to continuing our working relationship,” explains Mark Radford, Sales & Marketing Director, MacCarthy Aviation.
“We are seeing more and more twin aisle work, especially B767 aircraft, coming through our factory for galley and lavatory reconfiguration, refurbishment and uplift. 2013 will be another busy year with a healthy order-book of galley refurbishment, lavatory upgrade and VIP interior work.”
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MacCarthy win multi million pound contract
MacCarthy Aviation is delighted to announce that they have been awarded a significant contract to supply lavatory upgrade kits to a major Middle Eastern airline. The contract is worth in excess of £4 million with the first ship set due by the end of August.
“The lavatory kits we are supplying underpins the significant investment our customer is making in upgrading their cabins for their fleet of over thirty Airbus aircraft, explains Phil Francis, Sales & Marketing Director at MacCarthy. We won the contract on the back of exhibiting at Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg where we showcased a concept lavatory, so things have moved extremely quickly since then.
The kits includes; new LED Lighting package, Corian Worktop with stainless steel sink, soft close toilet seat, floor pan and mat, faucet, amenity stowage basket and vanity cabinet door which will be manufactured and kitted at our facility near Gatwick Airport. We will be shipping two ship sets a month for the next 18 months starting in August.”
Refurbishing and upgrading aircraft lavatories is a speciality of ours, particularly for Airbus and Boeing aircraft. Over the last twelve months we have upgraded business class and economy class lavatories for Air Astana, Brussels Airlines, Sri Lankan Airlines and Transaero for A330, A340, B737 and B767 aircraft and supplied uplift kits for numerous customers for A320 aircraft particularly our Beresford range of Corian worktops.”