Starr takes on cutting-edge Lectra technology


Starr Aircraft, a manufacturer of commercial aircraft products including interior upholstery, curtains, carpet, and fire block fabricated goods, has chosen Lectra’s latest automated cutting technology to boost its production capabilities.

“Recently, we have seen an increasing number of customers move to leather seating. In order to meet this rise in demand, we needed a solution that would double our capacity and allow room for continued growth, all without expanding our operational hours,” explained Tim DeWitt, director of product sales and development at Starr Aircraft.

To help Starr Aircraft reach its production goals, Lectra has set up a change management project to streamline and optimize the company’s leather-cutting operations using the Versalis solution. According to Lectra, its experts were able to demonstrate improvements in workflow, hide efficiency and product quality gained by identifying hide defects on a workstation separate from the cutting line.

In addition to Versalis, a Vector fabric-cutting technology will join Starr Aircraft’s other Lectra cutting systems in the company’s 60,000 sq. ft facility.

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