A partnership agreement between Aerospace Interiors and UAE’s Greenline Interiors was signed in Dubai last week and will see the two companies developing a comprehensive base in Dubai to build a dominant market position in the Middle East, North Africa, Europe, India and Asia
The agreement was signed for Aerospace by its Managing Director, Lance Sheppard, who said “The signing of this agreement demonstrates our continuing commitment to developing world class capabilities and capacity into the Middle Eastern region.”
Aerospace, designs, manufactures and installs bespoke aircraft interiors for the global VIP, VVIP, Head of State and business aviation markets. The company has offices in New Zealand, UK and now Dubai and has a team of highly experience designers, engineers, composite specialists, cabinetmakers and artisans .
Greenline Interiors has extensive design and manufacture capability from a 60,000 sq m facility in Dubai. It is considered one of the world’s leading providers of turnkey solutions for interior outfitting of luxury palaces, super yachts, high-end residences and commercial spaces, as well as five-to-seven star hotels. Greenline has a worldwide client network, which has close synergies with the VIP aviation market.
Sheppard says the agreement will enable Aerospace and Greenline to develop major new opportunities and give them the capability to undertake two high-profile projects currently on the design boards and being negotiated with Middle Eastern clients.
Aerospace Interiors has three successful BBJ refurbishments already under its belt. “The global VIP aviation interiors market presents a high-value niche opportunity that is a very good fit with our skills and experience,” he says. Their long history in providing full interior solutions to the Superyacht market enables them to also look at the aviation market with a fresh perspective. “Aerospace is a design and innovation lead company and we see phenomenal opportunity in the development of new interior product lines that will evolutionise the interior environment and how it is presented.”
“We believe the combination of our knowledge and experience in the aviation market with Greenline’s state-of-the-art manufacturing base will provide a real competitive edge that will enable us to make strong inroads into this market and establish ourselves as a major player.”
Opportunities likely to be explored under the agreement include:
o Extension of Aerospace’s current business offering into the Middle Eastern, European, Indian and Northern African markets
o Development of a range of ‘turnkey’ products which will have appeal to the global market
o Establishment of a total interiors solution capability to service aviation for the commercial and VIP market
o Development of Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul capability as a complimentary addition to and to the current offering.
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