Spirit Aeronautics Performs First Steecon Electric Door Installation in a Challenger 604 Aircraft

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PRLog - June 15, 2015 - COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Spirit Aeronautics installs a Steecon, Inc. Electric Cabin Door in a Bombardier Challenger 604 aircraft; a first for the Challenger.

“The customer had the opportunity to ride in a larger aircraft and noticed that it was equipped with an electric pocket door in the forward cabin, a feature that was extremely appealing to him”, stated Tony Bailey, President & COO of Spirit Aeronautics. “After quite a bit of research, we could not find where an electric cabin door had ever been installed in a Challenger 604 so we started looking at other aircraft like the Bombardier Global 5000. That led us to Steecon, Inc. which is a leader in aircraft cabin doors including electrically actuated forward cabin doors for the Global 5000 aircraft. Steecon provided a door mechanism that met all customer expectations; it is absolutely amazing and works flawlessly!”

“We are pleased that Spirit Aeronautics contacted us regarding this inaugural Challenger electric pocket door installation”, said Steecon president, Chris Steel. “Since 2013, we’ve delivered multiple electric pocket doors for Global 5000 aircraft including one double/dual door but until now, nothing electric for the Challenger series.”

Steel also added, “Electric mechanisms have improved a lot over the years with technology advancements. We use state-of-the-art programmable motors with multiple inputs that provide door operation customization like deployment speed and sensitivity adjustment for obstacles encountered while closing. And even in the case of power loss, the door will fully operate manually with all frangibility features intact.”

About the Aircraft

The Bombardier Challenger 604 aircraft was refurbished for a confidential customer and included state-of-the-art features such as the Steecon, Inc. electric cabin door, a Rockwell Collins Venue Cabin Management System (CMS), updated lavatory, new soft goods and new wood in designated areas.

About Steecon, Inc.

Headquartered in Huntington Beach, California, Steecon, Inc. has been in business for over 32 years designing, engineering & manufacturing mechanized cabin products for VIP and business aviation. Products include pocket doors (electric and manual), hi-lo tables (electric and manual), side-ledge tables, monitor lifts (electric and manual) and custom-designs like cabin partition lifts. Learn more at: www.steecon.com.

About Spirit Aeronautics

Spirit Aeronautics, a trade name of Spirit Avionics, Ltd, located in Columbus, Ohio is a growing industry leader offering worldwide aviation services to corporate, military, private, government and commercial aircraft operators. Spirit Aeronautics is principally engaged in the refurbishment, design, development, completions, management, engineering, material supply, integration and sustainment of Business, VIP, VVIP, Military and Government aircraft. Learn more at: www.spiritaeronautics.com.

For further details please contact: Spirit Aeronautics – Alyson Shook at  +1 614 237 4271 or ashook@spiritaeronautics.com.

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