Nordam has been given permission by Boeing to work with airline customers to design, engineer, manufacture and certify front-row and other interior monuments for Boeing 737, 747-8, 767, 777, 777X and 787 aircraft. Nordam has been building customized front-row monuments under subcontract to other suppliers for nearly 10 years, supporting nine different programs on six commercial aircraft platforms. With this new arrangement, Boeing’s airline customers can order new airplanes to include custom-crafted interior pieces such as closets, bulkheads, class dividers, storage compartments or bar units from Nordam, fully finished and ready for service.
“Long-time airline customers from our repair and transparency businesses are able to select us for their first-class interiors,” said Nordam CEO, Meredith Siegfried Madden.
Nordam initiated the formal process to seek Boeing offerability in 2016. The company designed, engineered and built a prototype monument, putting the custom-crafted piece through all the testing and qualifying activity that would be required to certify an aerospace product.