F/LIST and Pilatus showcase new material at NBAA-BACE
F/LIST and Pilatus Aircraft will showcase the first use of a new bio-based material, F/LAB Aenigma, in the cabin of a business aircraft.
The customised Aenigma material, which has been applied to the bulkhead and decorative surfaces of a PC-24 Super Versatile Jet, is being highlighted on the Pilatus static display during NBAA-BACE 2023 this week.
“We are excited to present this new material to industry delegates as we lead the way in setting new standards for sustainability within the aviation industry. This chameleon-like material epitomises the versatility of our F/LAB alchemists, highlights the infinite potential for designers, and indicates the trend is beginning to move towards sustainable options for interiors,” said Katharina List-Nagl, CEO of F/LIST.
F/LAB Aenigma, launched during NBAA 2022, earned a Red Dot Design award in earlier this year. It offers a lightweight, hard, durable surface with a metallic finish. The version of the material used in the PC-24 features a silver finish, which is achieved using pure metal powder and avoids the use of synthetic and petrol-based pigments. Also, every square meter of the Aenigma panel sequesters 400 litres of CO2 through these of sustainable materials.
Ignaz Gretener, VP Pilatus’ Business Aviation unit, said: “Pilatus Aircraft and F/LIST are both dedicated to advancing aviation through innovative technologies and sustainable practices. The F/LAB Aenigma serves as a confirmation of our shared vision and dedication to driving positive change in the industry. We are looking forward to inspiring our customers with this new material and researching, identifying, and creating future sustainable cabin interiors.”