Sabena technics selected for three Airbus cabin modifications


Company has been selected by an undisclosed Middle East VIP operator to modify the cabins to a VIP standard of two A320s and a single A318 aircraft.

Sabena technics announced at the MEBA show in Dubai that it has been contracted to a cabin modification project for two Airbus A320 and one Airbus A318 with an undisclosed Middle East VIP operator. Within the scope of this contract, Sabena technics is carrying out VIP cabin modification as well as SATCOM systems installation.

The work is being performed by Sabena technics’ expert team at its VIP completion center in Bordeaux, France and includes the installation of two SBB SATCOM systems with the aggregation of up to four SBB channels in order to ensure full connectivity and maximum inflight bandwidth. This solution is a first for A320 aircraft.

On the Airbus A318 aircraft, Sabena technics will also be carrying out the installation of Live TV as well as of a humidifier, both of which have never been placed on this type of aircraft. This modification has been made possible thanks to in-house engineering and manufacturing full capabilities and highly skilled professionals.

“Through this project, Sabena technics is able to demonstrate its know-how in cabin modification and complex system integration within a very constrained time frame. Over the years, our company has been developing such type of system upgrade and cabin refurbishment as a core activity and we will keep on offering our very specific skills to address this growing market,” said Jean-Luc Fournel, COO Customers of Sabena technics.