July 19 2019  |  Cabin Maintenance

China Southern selects AIM Altitude for 787-9 monuments

By Rachel Debling


The monuments were made with standard composite panel and laminate finishes to complement the seating

China Southern has selected AIM Altitude to provide front row monuments (FRMs) for its 787-9 fleet.

Thompson Aero Seating worked closely with AIM Altitude on the project, as well as design house factorydesign. The monuments allow space for the lie-flat bed to extend, and the IFE monitor and literature pocket surrounds were created to match the design and color scheme of the seats. AIM Altitude also manufactured full-height closets for the aircraft, complete with coat rails and door-activated lights.

Colin Winterburn, Engineering Lead at AIM Altitude, commented in a statement from the company: “There were many complex challenges in making the whole scheme succeed with a unified and continuous flow. For example, integrated closets with overhead bin-ends close out in the tapered section of the fuselage and needed to align with the Boeing-installed structure.”

Shaun Hogarty, Project Manager for AIM Altitude, also noted: “Our relationship with Thompson allows our two companies to work with meticulous coordination to ensure that the finished product is equally seamless.”

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