NORDAM approved to offer fully customized front-row interior monuments as an option on new Boeing airplanes

The Tulsa-based aerospace manufacturer adds design, engineering and certification of interior monuments to provide a turnkey solution, earning Boeing offerability

November 28, 2017 Photo(s): By NORDAM
A technician at work within NORDAMs manufacturing division
This refreshment center is one example of a NORDAM-built custom interior monument

NORDAM has been given permission by Boeing to work with airline customers to design, engineer, manufacture and certifyfront-row and otherinterior monuments forBoeing 737, 747-8, 767, 777, 777-X and 787 airplanes. This means Boeing's airline customers can order new airplanes to include beautiful, custom-crafted interior piecesfrom NORDAM, fully finished and ready for service.

In an airplane cabin, front-row interior monuments establish the boundary in front of a first- or business-class seat. These pieces complement the seat surrounds and may include custom closets, bulkheads, class dividers, storage compartments or bar units.

"Now, NORDAM's long-time airline customers from our repair and transparency businesses are able to select us for their first-class interiors," NORDAM CEO Meredith Siegfried Madden said. "We look forward to working with Boeing and its customers to create unique cabin experiences."

NORDAM has been building fully customized front-row monuments under subcontract to other suppliers for nearly 10 years, supporting nine different programs on six commercial airplane platforms. Madden says NORDAM decided to diversify into custom front-row monuments for commercial aircraft following a downturn in the business-jet market in 2008.

NORDAM front-row interior monuments / Add One...

In 2016, NORDAM initiated the formal process to seek Boeing offerability. They designed, engineered and built a prototype monument, putting thecustom-crafted piece through all the testing and qualifying activity that would be required to certify an aerospace product.

Last April, NORDAM's initial prototype turnkey monumentgenerated industry interestwith its debut at the Aircraft Interiors Expo, an aviation-interiors trade show in Hamburg, Germany.