EBACE, Geneva | May 17, 2016– Dahlgren Duck & Associates (DDA), the Dallas, Texas-based supplier of custom-made fine dining ware, bespoke luxury amenities and art works for private jets, returns to this year’s EBACE 2016 – booth Y103 – with a strengthened management team and transforming business. Joining CEO Scott Ritter, a regular EBACE visitor, will be Philip Brunger who has stepped into the role of VP Sales and Business Development.

Philip is responsible for new strategic growth worldwide and will be using EBACE as a platform to highlight the company’s growing range of services for operators, OEMs, completion centers and private owners. Philip previously spent more than ten years at Dallas Market Center in the trade show management business. He built a network across multiple industries, and developed product expertise within a variety of sectors as he grew business internationally.

DDA has also appointed Mark Murray to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Following a successful twenty-year career working in the financial consultancy and investment arena Mark has joined DDA to enhance the company’s financial efficiency, develop new systems to support internal accounts and improve the customer experience. Supporting the two senior management appointments DDA has bolstered its account management services with the appointment of two account assistants and two account managers.

“DDA has always positioned the customer service experience at the heart of its business as what we do is very much about personal service. The appointment of two industry leaders in their field, and a further four team members to support them reflects the importance we give to this section of our business,” said Ritter of the growth.

DDA investing in advanced technology to support business.

DDA is also embracing technology to enable platforms that can be customized to enhance the specification, selection and ordering process for all its clients. The technology, which is being custom developed, will sit behind a new website to provide a more convenient means of interacting with the DDA team. As the business targets individual clients from Asia, the Middle East and a growing North American market, the technology will allow clients to follow their projects in real time, request modifications and reorder items should they become damaged, whilst anywhere in the world. A refreshed marketing campaign will also present a new contemporary look for the business that will appeal to existing customers, and is anticipated to attract a new set of clients entering the business jet space.

Ritter states, “We are staying true to our origins but we recognize that to take our business forward we need to respond to changing market demands and expectations, to modernize luxury. This has informed our decision to invest in the highest quality people and improve our technology to support the delivery of a brand people want to do business with. The web, combined with our specified technology, enables us to showcase our incredible product portfolio, capabilities and expertise unlike any other platform, and allows us to interact with clients in a completely new way. This really is an incredibly exciting time for DDA.

DDA will be displaying a number of their unique products created on behalf of aviation clients throughout EBACE. The team has also retained the services of boutique aviation PR agency Emerald Media to support their international expansion plans.

SEATTLE, April 28, 2009 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced that seven airlines will be the first to incorporate the new, spacious 737 Boeing Sky Interior starting in late 2010. The interior features soft, blue-sky-like lighting overhead.

The airlines are:

  • FlyDubai – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Continental Airlines – Houston
  • Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA – Fornebu, Norway
  • Malaysia Airlines – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • TUI Travel PLC – London
  • GOL Airlines – Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Lion Air – Jakarta, Indonesia

787 Style in the World’s Leading Single-Aisle Airplane
Drawing from years of research used to design the interior for the 787 Dreamliner, the 737 Boeing Sky Interior features new, 787-style modern sculpted sidewalls and window reveals that draw passengers’ eyes to the airplane’s windows, giving passengers a greater connection to the flying experience. On a more practical note, the sidewall design integrates the air vent so that before-flight security checks go more quickly for maintenance staff.

The new design offers larger, pivoting overhead stowage bins that add to the openness of the cabin. The bins give more passengers room to store a carry-on roll-aboard near their own seat, adding both extra convenience and extra legroom.

Boeing redesigned reading-light switches so passengers can find them more easily and avoid accidentally pressing the flight-attendant call button.

Speakers are integrated into each row’s passenger-service unit to improve sound and clarity of public address operations, while the new integrated air vent and improved noise-dampening materials reduce overall cabin noise.

More efficient, more clean
Changes to the Next-Generation 737 are more than cosmetic: Boeing is targeting a 2 percent reduction in fuel consumption by 2011 through a combination of airframe and engine improvements. Airplane structural improvements will reduce drag on the airplane, reducing fuel use by about 1 percent. Boeing’s engine partner, CFM, is contributing the other 1 percent fuel savings through hardware changes to its engine.

Continental Airlines will make a Next-Generation 737-800 available to Boeing to flight test the performance improvements.

Airbus underlines its position as leader in cabin innovation and efficiency driver at this year’s Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg. Focusing on the importance of cabin efficiency, one lever of its overall cabin philosophy: “Passenger at heart, airline in mind”, the corresponding advantages and benefits of the A320 Family, A330/A340 Family, A350 and A380 are displayed. In addition, initiatives to drive greater efficiency from current and future cabins are presented.

The A320 Family Enhanced Cabin, offering better luggage stowage and a quieter cabin packaged with a more modern look and feel, has already been delivered in more than 650 aircraft, since its launch at the beginning of 2007. Moreover, the Enhanced Cabin is now also available as a weight-reducing retrofit for in-service aircraft.

The A350 XWB, Airbus’ newest product, with entry into service in 2013, will set new standards in cabin efficiency and passenger comfort. To this end, this year’s display will focus on the modular design of the cabin platform, offering a full range of cabin designs while enhancing aircraft value.

For the A380, Airbus will illustrate the popularity of the aircraft with special focus of the cabin. Experienced already by more than a million passengers worldwide after starting service end of 2007, the A380 is proving to be tremendously popular, attracting higher load factors and higher yields. Passengers and crews have been delighted by the innovative cabin, its quietness, comfort and service as well as operational efficiency.

The Airbus Upgrade Services team will be present on the stand to advise airlines how to further enhance in-service aircraft cabins by integrating latest technologies and providing innovative engineering solutions for all Airbus product families.

An update on SPICE (SPace Innovative Catering Equipment) will complete the Airbus presence. SPICE is an Airbus-driven initiative for a new galley concept, which benefits all stakeholders by reducing weight, increasing revenue space whilst improving ergonomics and designing for future food hygiene and recycling requirements.

The Airbus stand is located in Hall B7, 7D20.