Muirhead wins BA seat order

muirseat300The leather manufacturer Muirhead has been selected by British Airways to upgrade the seating of its European fleet.

Muirhead will be working with BE Aerospace on the project which is due for completion at the end of 2013 and will see the leather update carried out across 130 aircraft including the Airbus A319, A320 and A321.

Originally specified in 1998, the leather seating has flown continuously on high density routes since that time.

Muirhead’s Archie Browning said: “The initial leather used has been in continuous service for over 10 years and we are certain the refurbishment will match that, or even last longer.”

Muirhead is part of the Scottish Leather Group, the UK’s biggest leather manufacturer, working in the automotive, marine, and contract furnishing sectors as well as the aviation industry. It supplies products to brands that include Emirates, Morgan Cars, Hilton Hotels, Virgin and Vertu.

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About Ken Hurst

Ken Hurst began his career as a journalist in London over 30 years ago, working on a range of publications before moving on to weekly newspaper production in the newly-independent Zambia of the 1970s. He returned to the UK where his work included spells on newspapers and magazines, before moving to head up Norwich Union’s corporate affairs division. In the 1990s he moved on to freelance, co-own and publish the B2B audio magazine Sound and front the BBC radio Yesterday’s Papers programme. There followed six years as Business Editor at Britain’s biggest selling regional daily newspaper, The Eastern Daily Press, where he led an award-winning team and for whom he still writes a weekly socio/political comment column. Subsequently, he was Group Editorial Director at CBM, responsible for its UK and US magazine output – including The Manufacturer magazine – research-driven industry reports and live events content. Currently he is Contributing Editor at Works Management magazine publisher Findlay Media and Chairman of the consumer publishing house TNT Multimedia Ltd. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and of the British Association of Communicators in Business.
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