Carpenter Avionics, announced the company is expanding its list of specialized services to now include providing custom aircraft interior refurbishing and completions by partnering with Speed & Design, a nationally acclaimed design, fabrication and installation service provider for custom automobiles.
“As we approach our 40th anniversary, we decided this was the great time to make a major step into our future by expanding our mission and introducing an array of interior upgrade services to complement our portfolio of avionics services,” said Mark Lee, CEO at Carpenter Avionics. “Customers have told us they want a one-stop solution for their aircraft avionics and interior needs, and they seek exceptional quality in both areas. We’ve wanted to address this need in a unique and compelling way. Now, we can.”
“We are so extremely fortunate to have found Gil Vigil and his talented group at Speed & Design right here in our own backyard in Middle Tennessee for this dream team collaboration,” Lee continued. “Speed & Design shares our commitment to superlative quality and customer satisfaction. One look at the kind of passion-inspiring quality and unique styling that these artists can deliver and you can be sure that you’ll never look at an aircraft interior the same way again.”
“Over the past few years, we completed the design, fabrication, and installation of a few aircraft interiors for our custom car customers and others, and we really enjoyed that,” stated Gil Vigil, president, Speed & Design. “We want to do more in aviation so we are very excited to begin this new chapter with the team at Carpenter Avionics. Together, we expect to accomplish some amazing things for customers.”
The typical general aviation or business aviation aircraft interior is 15 or 20 years old or older, and the interiors often look like that is the case. Not just in their condition, but also their lack of styling. Carpenter’s collaboration with Speed & Design reflects a commitment to change this for the better. Now, aircraft owners can enjoy custom-created seats and upholstery that is as functional, expertly crafted, and beautiful, as the new avionics that Carpenter Avionics has been providing for instrument panels.
The Carpenter Avionics and Speed & Design collaboration now offers a full array of aircraft interior design and fabrication, including:
• Cabin hard- and soft-goods design and fabrication;
• Upholstery, sidewall, headliner and carpeting, installation and repair;
• Custom seat design and fabrication;
• Thermo/acoustic insulation installation;
• Design, fabrication, repair of cabin cabinetry, including hydro-dip refinishing;
• LED lighting installation;
• Refurbishing yokes, glare shields, and more.
While the partnership is just being announced, Carpenter Avionics and Speed & Design teams have completed and delivered their first collaborative aircraft avionics and interior upgrade project.