Press Release (ePRNews.com) - MONTREAL - Mar 20, 2019 - GAL Aerospace launched its solution to increase overhead bin capacity for regional airlines operating the Dash 8 Q400 aircraft with classic interiors.
The new overhead bin solution is part of an ongoing product development effort by GAL Aerospace to improve the customer experience and extend the service life of Q400 aircraft fitted with classic interiors by providing a plug and play replacement for the original, undersized bins. Insufficient overhead bin space poses a major challenge to on-time departures, frustrates passengers and cabin crew, and causes airlines to employ inconvenient and expensive gate check or plane side service to mitigate the problem. GAL’s replacement overhead bin solution is specifically designed to accommodate standard roll-aboard bags, thereby eliminating the need for gate check service, and greatly improving the passengers’ overall travel experience.
“Our overhead bin solution for the Q400 was developed in response to an identified demand from regional airlines and aircraft leasing companies such as our launch customer, Nordic Aviation Capital. With our design now fully certified by the Canadian, American, and European authorities, we are very excited to move forward in support of regional aircraft customers,” said Jonathan Cornwell, Vice President of Business Development and Sales for GAL.
“The Q400 is an incredibly versatile aircraft that will continue to play an important role in the regional market for many years to come. Our overhead bins and other regional aircraft interior products will enhance the customer experience, reduce the cost for the airline, and allow better service integration during fleet expansions,” said Glen Lynch, President and CEO of GAL Aerospace. “The Dash 8 family of aircraft is part of the fabric of the Canadian Aerospace industry and we are proud to play a role in supporting the global operators.”
About GAL Aerospace
GAL Aerospace is a leading global provider of integrated cabin interior solutions for commercial, regional, and business aircraft. Services include design, engineering, manufacturing, and complete STC development for stowage systems, bulkheads, galleys, and lavatories, headliners, sidewalls, window shades, upholstery, and LED lighting systems. Additionally, GAL provides full staffing and airline technical support services through its wholly owned staffing subsidiary, GAL AeroStaff. Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, GAL has operations in Canada, United States, and Columbia. The company is AS9100D certified, a Transport Canada Approved Maintenance Organization with Manufacturing Authority and an FAA Repair Station.
About Nordic Aviation Capital
NAC is the industry’s leading regional aircraft lessor serving over 75 airline customers in 51 countries. The company provides aircraft to well-established carriers such as British Airways, Air Canada, LOT, Azul, Lufthansa, Garuda, Flybe, Aeroméxico and airBaltic as well as major regional carriers including Air Nostrum and Widerøe. NAC’s current fleet of almost 500 aircraft includes ATR 42, ATR 72, Bombardier Dash 8, CRJ900, CRJ1000, CS300, A220, E170, E175, E190 and E195. In addition, the group has circa 50 aircraft on firm order. NAC is the largest owner and lessor of both ATR and Bombardier aircraft in the world.
Jonathan Cornwell, Vice President, Business Development & Sales
GAL Aerospace Corp.