The Galleys and Stowages will become available from 2020 to airline customers as a ‘supplier-furnished-equipment’ (SFE) offering, while allowing Airbus to strengthen its industrial flexibility. With this SFE contract, AIM Altitude becomes a ‘Tier One’ cabin supplier to Airbus.
Mr. Pang Zhen of the newly established AVIC Cabin Systems said: “This is a major step forward for both AIM Altitude and AVIC Cabin Systems in strengthening our partnership with Airbus and we are excited by the prospect of further developing our relationship with Airbus in the future.”
Richard Bower, CEO at AIM Altitude said: “We are delighted to have been selected by Airbus for the supply of Galleys and Stowages for the A320 Family of aircraft. It’s a significant development for AIM Altitude under AVIC ownership and we very much look forward to working with the Airbus team. This is a huge milestone for us as it’s the first time we have been selected as a major SFE interiors supplier to Airbus.”
About AIM Altitude
AIM Altitude designs, manufactures, certifies, and maintains cabin interiors for the world’s major airlines on Airbus, Boeing and other OEMs’ aircraft.
The market-leading products and services of AIM Altitude include: premium customised monuments, social spaces, bars, galleys and stowages, composite components and a full-service product-support capability. AIM Altitude’s products are all inspirationally designed, meticulously engineered and beautifully crafted.
AIM Altitude is a global company headquartered in the UK, with bases in New Zealand, the Middle East, and North America. Whilst being a modern, innovative and pioneering company, AIM Altitude still has links to its roots as a small coachworks business, established in the UK in the early 1900s.
AIM Altitude is owned by AVIC Cabin Systems, which also owns FACC, Jiatai Aircraft Equipment Co., Fesher and Thompson Aero Seating. ACS’s mission is to integrate the capabilities of the member companies to deliver more competitive turnkey and fully integrated cabin solutions to customers. The parent company AVIC focuses on aviation manufacturing and is involved in several other business sectors, including automobile, trade and logistics, retail, electronics and real estate investment, with revenue of US$55 billion in 2017.