West Star Aviation incorporates carbon fiber into aircraft

While carbon fiber has been readily used in the structure of aircraft for some time, it’s now making its way into the interior and exterior of the aircraft.

West Star Aviation (East Alton, IL, US) has successfully integrated carbon fiber in aircraft through five custom refurbishment and/or exterior paint projects. When integrated into the cabin, carbon fiber covers surfaces where wood veneer is traditionally used, such as countertops, side ledges, tables or bulkheads. In addition, West Star has completed an exterior paint project with carbon fiber aircraft paint.

“The use of carbon fiber in cabin design has continued to grow in popularity as it gives a unique, hi-tech,and more modern look than the traditional veneer options,” said Debi Cunningham, vice president of marketing & interior design for West Star Aviation.

“Carbon fiber can be finished in high gloss the same as a veneer,” Cunningham said. “This gives the cabin a more modern look but retains the high-gloss, high-quality look that customers prefer.”

West Star has delivered carbon fiber projects on Gulfstream 200, Challenger 604, and Falcon 900 aircraft.

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