VIDEO: Originair Sneak Peek
Nelson based company National Aircraft Interiors were given the contract to custom design the seats and parts of the interior of the aircraft along with RepairCraft who perform line maintenance on the fleet.
Originally built in the late 80s the aircraft required an extensive refit with new padded leather seats, yellow detailing and carpet installed in the plane.
The plane has 19 seats in a 2×1 off-set configuration. It’s flown by two pilots and features a pressurised cabin and twin turbo prop engines
Robert Inglis and partner Nicki Smith founded Originair this year in an effort to directly link Nelson, Palmerston North, and Wellington. The inaugural flight will be held on August 12.