China Southern selects AIM Altitude for 787-9 monuments
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.”