In June of 2012, Associated Air Center announced the grand opening of a state of the art VIP custom interiors Design Center, which serves as the launching point for AAC customers to explore and design their custom aircraft interiors on-site in Dallas. Customers work closely with AAC interior designers to ensure that their taste, aircraft missions and unique personalities are expressed through their selections.
The Design Center showcases the best of what we do at AAC – creative and innovative design, talented craftsmen and an overall commitment to quality. It is stocked with the newest fabric and textile trends, the latest in cabin management technology and a resource pool of talented artisans. It is of enormous interest and convenience to our customers, and provides them with an endless array of ideas upon which to make their aircraft one of a kind and an in-flight extension of their individuality.
A 20-foot, fully functioning Boeing aircraft fuselage serves as a mockup, which transitions into the Design Center and allows customers to "experience" the interior layout and ergonomics of their aircraft prior to the onset of the actual work. The ability to create a full-scale, fully functioning mockup allows customers to make informed decisions on the front of their project reducing the need for changes once the project begins, saving customers time and reducing cost from unexpected rework and process down time.
Both the Design Center and mockup have been outfitted by AAC’s suppliers to provide customers with the latest electronics, switch panels, table mechanisms, windows, lighting, sound systems and custom samples of all types, finishes and styles.