02/05/2008 TAG Seat
TAG-AI and B/E Aerospace Team Up to Offer High-Quality Custom
Seating on Business and VIP Aircraft
First piece showcased at 2008 EBACE in Geneva
(EBACE, Geneva, May 20, 2008) TAG Aircraft Interiors Ltd. (TAG-AI) will offer high-quality
designer seats and sofas for a variety of large and mid-size business jets through a unique
agreement with B/E Aerospace. The couture line of designer seats and sofas will be available
to completion centres from B/E Aerospace, exclusively in conjunction with interior design
contracts between TAG-AI/Versace and their clientele.
Gianni Versace S.p.A of Milan, Italy and TAG-AI joined forces in April 2006 to create an
exclusive interior design service for private jet owners. Versace Design is responsible for
content, design and style, while TAG-AI manages the logistical and technical aspects of the
interior design contracts, and acts as the marketing and sales agent. Versace's move into
VIP aircraft interiors is a logical extension of the house's expertise in home interior and
"We are pleased to be working with B/E Aerospace, the world's leading manufacturer of
cabin interior products and designs," said Bijan Khezri, managing director of TAG Aircraft
Interiors. "B/E is famous for its global reach to exclusive clientele and supplies more than
70 percent of all executive aircraft seating produced worldwide. This arrangement is a
logical step towards meeting our objectives and reaching, on a larger scale, those jet
owners who demand the exclusivity of Versace-inspired completions."
For the initial collaboration, the team decided to use the patented Ultimate Comfort
Technology (UCT), a new B/E Aerospace passenger comfort seating system that perfectly
balances functionality, reliability, style and comfort. The FAA-certified system complies with
stringent 16G seating regulations. The seats feature UCT's intuitive ergonomic controls,
including a 360-degree swivel capability, and Versace's unique luxury and craftsmanship: a
clean approach to design, high-end materials, leathers of the finest quality, exquisitely
embroidered classic Greek key motifs and high-lustre metal surfaces.
B/E will unveil the first product of the new collaboration at the 2008 European Business
Aviation Convention (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland at booth 947. "The ability to couple
the superior performance of the UCT seating line with the exceptional styling and interior
design services of TAG-AI will set the bar very high for the industry," Khezri added.
TAG Aircraft Interiors, a subsidiary of TAG Group, is the supplier for the most exclusive
aviation interiors in the world. The company's clients are owners of larger business jets
who want their airplanes to have the same exclusive comfort and designer styling as their
luxury home furnishings.
B/E Aerospace, Inc. is the world's leading manufacturer of aircraft cabin interior products,
and the leading aftermarket distributor of aerospace fasteners. The company designs,
develops and manufactures a broad range of products for both business and commercial
jets. Products include aircraft cabin seating, lighting, oxygen, and food and beverage
preparation and storage equipment. The company also provides cabin interior design,
reconfiguration and passenger-to-freighter conversion services. Headquartered in
Wellington, Florida, B/E Aerospace's manufacturing facilities are located throughout North
America and Europe.
For B/E Aerospace:
Director of Marketing
The Business Jet Group
TAG Aircraft Interiors
p.a. TAG Finances S.A.
14 rue Charles Bonnet
CH-1211 Geneva 12
Tel +41 22 702 17 84
Mob +41 79 722 17 17