Newsletter #317 | News
MAGnificent Receives FAA STC Validation
Mecaer Aviation Group (MAG) validated their luxury VIP interior, The MAGnificent, with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to be installed in factory new or post production-line aircraft
Mecaer Aviation Group, May 17, 2016 - Irving, TX - Mecaer Aviation Group (MAG) announced it has successfully validated their luxury interior, The MAGnificent, with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Immediately following the initial STC with EASA, MAG began validating with authorities around the globe, including the FAA. The validation schedule was determined by market demand and scheduled deliveries for the interior.
The MAGnificent can be installed in factory new or post production-line aircraft and offers flexibility in configuration. VIP clients can choose from four, five or six-seat layouts with options for up to two center consoles, MAG’s proprietary I-FEEL (In-Flight Entertainment Enhanced Lounge) and passenger controlled Electro-Chromic Windows.
The interior includes two of MAG’s proprietary technologies. The “SILENS” noise canceling system has successfully reduced the cabin noise to a level where normal conversation can be conducted between passengers without headsets. MAG’s I-FEEL technology provides passengers with moving jet maps and audio / video entertainment, along with internal Wi-Fi interface to personal smart devices.
“All of us at MAG are extremely proud to have received the FAA validation for the MAGnificent,” said Armando Sassoli, Co-General Manager of Mecaer Aviation Group. “This major milestone paves the way for many interiors in the United States.”
The first MAGnificent interior was installed in the Bell 429 last year and since then has been on a number of demonstration tours showcasing the luxurious interior to potential customers around the globe.
The Bell 429 is one of the most advanced light twin helicopters ever developed, offering a fully integrated glass cockpit with advanced drive system and best-in-class WAAS navigation and IFR capability. Additional safety features include a collective mounted throttle, damage tolerant hub and rotor system, and energy attenuating seats. It is the first helicopter certified through the MSG-3 process, resulting in reduced maintenance costs for operation.
About Mecaer Aviation Group: With facilities across Italy, Canada and the United States, MAG offers integrated systems including flight controls, landing gear and actuation systems, as well as cabin comfort systems for helicopters, business aircraft, general aviation and basic trainers. Capabilities include design, development, manufacture, certification, and noise and vibration abatement, together with completion, modification, and MRO services.
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