MAG completed the retrofit from a utility-configured Bell 505 to a VIP MAGnificent at its Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, FAA part 145 repair station. The interior modification included new passenger seat frames configured in MAGnificent style, liners and panels covered in leather, carpet, new thresholds and a passenger service unit (PSU) for air gaspers, lighting and USB ports.
The custom interior was manufactured in Monteprandone, Italy, at MAG’s Cabin Comfort Systems headquarters and shipped to Philadelphia where the installation was completed. Production took four months and installation was completed in under one week. No airframe provisions are required for retrofit installations and kits are universal to many of the airframe options available on the Bell 505. Customers can choose from four primary pre-selected moods and materials or complete a custom interior of their choice.
“This particular project was very rewarding,” said Grayson Barrows, director of marketing and sales for the Cabin Comfort Systems Division. “The style and materials selected by the client were outside of the four basic moods giving it a one of a kind appearance and watching the transformation from utility to VIP was amazing.”