Regional Aircraft Conversions

Regional Aircraft Conversions

As an emerging trend, semi-private travel, or “hop-on” jet service as it is sometimes called, promises to grow in popularity for years to come. This presents a unique opportunity for operators in this market. The savvy operator knows this and is looking to stand out amongst the competition in the aviation industry. That could mean anything from sourcing your first aircraft to finalizing interior cabin design plans and exterior aircraft paint.

C&L Aviation Group is an approved supplier and trusted maintenance facility for prompt and precise aircraft customization and conversion and we have helped customers all over the world with every aspect of this process. Our team of designers, engineers, fabricators, and maintenance technicians offer flawlessly finished and detailed upholstery, cabinetry, flooring, and sidewalls to meet your required level of regional aircraft conversion. 

C&L is located in Bangor, ME in a 200,000 Sq. Ft. Part 145 repair station, designed to offer a one-stop solution, performing regional maintenance and high-end corporate work to achieve your goals of transforming a regional aircraft into a semi-private, luxury aircraft. 

Our facility, which includes 2 maintenance hangars, a 20,000 Sq, Ft. state-of-the-art aircraft paint hangar, interior shop, avionics shop, component back shop, and spare parts warehouses, has all been organized with your niche industry in mind. 

Part of having the right facility for this type of work, is hiring the right people. That’s why we have a team of professionals who specialize in the regional aircraft upgrade market. This includes engineers, interior designers, buyers, installation technicians, and project support advisors who will work alongside you to achieve your goals and vision while applying their knowledge of best practices. That could mean anything from sourcing your first aircraft to finalizing interior cabin design plans and exterior aircraft painting.

Interior regional aircraft conversion on Embraer aircraft - photo of aircraft aisle with gray seats on either side and trays with two cup holders
Interior regional aircraft conversion on Embraer aircraft - photo of aircraft aisle with gray seats and trays with two cup holders

Keeping Your Customers Comfortable During COVID

In the wake of COVID-19, the customer is more attracted than ever to private or semi-private, safe, socially distanced travel. We can work with you to modify interiors that allow more space and safety for your passengers. This includes options such as the removal of overhead bins, replacement of some seats with tables to double as passenger dividers, and more.

Interior regional aircraft conversion on Embraer aircraft - photo of brightly lit aircraft aisle with one seat on either side
Interior regional aircraft conversion on Embraer aircraft - photo of a single row of aircraft seats

Elevating Cabin Upgrades

In the world of semi-private flights and luxury aircraft conversions, “the sky is the limit”. We can provide you with custom tables, seats, upholstery, and other cabin interior pieces that create the VIP cabin experience you are looking for.

Examples of Our Work: JetsuiteX

JetsuiteX came to us with a vision – to offer its customers something revolutionary in the air.

Items to Consider for Your Regional Aircraft Conversion

Our à la carte menu allows you the flexibility to choose the right options to fit your vision.

Seating


Interior regional aircraft conversion on Embraer aircraft - photo of brightly lit aircraft aisle with one seat on either side

More than any other part of your aircraft’s interior, the seats define the space. They’re where your passengers will spend their time, where they will get comfortable, and what will ultimately determine if your passengers ride with you again. That’s a lot of pressure. Which is why there is so much to consider when deciding on your seats; including design, colors, materials, size, spacing, and more. C&L is ready to help you with all these choices and we offer all of the following options:

  • Repair of seat frames
  • Paint or powder coating of seat frames and other metal areas in the aircraft
  • Re-foaming of seat back and bottom cushions
  • Re-upholstering of seat cushions in fabric, ultra-leather or leather
  • Seat redesign
  • Upgrade to business or first-class seating
  • Color matched seat belts
  • Plating of seat belt buckles
  • Hydro dipping and painting of tray tables, bulkheads, lav sinks, and other areas
  • Installation of divans, club tables and dining tables

Cabinetry


Are you looking to stand out with custom features and accents in your aircraft? We have a full cabinetry shop on-site, and can assist you with all of the cabinetry needs you might have, including:

  • Custom PAX cabin cabinets painted or in hydrographic finishes
  • Addition of pocket doors
  • Passenger siderail (drink rail) in VIP cabin
Interior regional aircraft conversion on Embraer aircraft - photo of aircraft cabinetry with two pockets

 Flooring


Interior regional aircraft conversion on Embraer aircraft - up close photo of black aircraft carpeting

There are several factors to consider when evaluating your aircraft flooring options. We’ve worked with customers on a wide range of flooring needs, from very durable, easy to clean, to ultra-plush, with intricate design patterns. We’re here to help you with the following:

  • Custom carpeting
  • Re-designed PSU in line with seat re-configuration
  • Laminate or tile flooring
  • Flat floor installation

Lighting and In-seat power


Access to in-seat power and the right cabin lighting are important details that when overlooked, can affect a passenger’s experience. We’re here to help you sort through the details and make sure your customers’ expectations are met with the following options:

  • LED warm light and warm white light options
  • High-end cabin lighting with multi-colors and dimming capabilities
  • In-seat power
    • Installation of electrical power outlets
    • Installation of USB outlets

Upgraded Panels


There are several options that help make your regional aircraft feel upscale and luxurious for your passengers, including everything from different sidewall panel colors and textures, to the complete removal of overhead bins allowing for more head room and a spacious cabin feel. We are ready to assist you with all of the following:

  • Overhead bin refurbishment
  • Overhead bin removal
  • Design, manufacture and installation of custom ceiling and valence panels
  • Painting of ceiling and valence panels
  • Covering of ceiling and valence panels in leather or ultra-leather
  • Sidewalls
    • Removal of Polyvinyl Flouride coating and painting with color-matched paint
    • Removal of Polyvinyl Flouride coating and covering with leather or ultra-leather
    • Additional sound insulation (noise reduction)
    • New sidewall panels
Interior regional aircraft conversion on Embraer aircraft - up close photo of interior aircraft ceiling panels

Upgraded Lav and Galley


Interior regional aircraft conversion on Embraer aircraft - photo of aircraft laboratory sink and cabinets

We are here to help you with any and all customizations needed to provide your passengers with the right food and beverage accessory requirements as well as the appearance of your galley and lavs. Options include:

  • Galley modifications
  • Storage units
  • Refinishing of galley units
  • Lav refurbishment
    • Wall covering
    • Custom cabinets
    • Lighting 
    • Plating and powder coating of lav accessories
    • Upgraded lighting and faucets

Paint


The cabin might be where your passengers spend their time but first impressions are everything, and the first thing your passenger will see is the aircraft exterior. Our experienced paint team is ready to help turn any design vision you have into a reality. 

  • Glossy or matte finish
  • Design and rendering assistance
  • Unique and one-of-a-kind paint jobs that stand out
  • Design schemes that will fit your brand and messaging 
Interior regional aircraft conversion on Embraer aircraft - photo of two workers spray painting the wings of an aircraft

In-Flight Entertainment


In today’s society, it’s hard to imagine any flight without access to the internet and entertainment options. We are partnered with and distributors of many major avionics providers for the industry, and fully qualified to install whatever system you need. Our services include:

  • Inflight Wifi systems
  • Upgraded sound systems and PA systems.
  • On-board TV, moving map

Peripheral services we offer

  • Pre-buy inspections
  • Parts support
  • Assistance sourcing aircraft

Examples of Our Work: AERO

C&L Aviation Group, in collaboration with designers at AERO, has completed a major interior customization and upgrade project for AERO’s fleet of ERJ 135 aircraft. The project involves transforming the aircraft into a 16-seat, semi-private aircraft that offers a one-of-a-kind experience.

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