What's New @ Cambrai Covers?... October 2012
New Team Members...
Military covers - information just on release!
Cambrai Covers at the LAA rally
Looking forward - how is the year going?
We are delighted to announce the arrival of two new team members! Sometime before Christmas 2012 we will lose one of our star machinists, Pamela, when she passes over to the other side... of the Atlantic! Pamela is emigrating to the USA, so to fill her shoes and to bring our machining team back up to strength we have been joined by Nicola and Jessica. Their training is going exceptionally well and we're proud to welcome them to the team...
In fact we have another team celebration this week, when Pauline, our longest standing team member, celebrates 15 years of dedicated work. There are bound to be one or two photos posted... worth looking out for!
The popular Cambrai Covers website is undergoing some changes...
The site had become a little crowded, and we realised that some information was out of date... we found that we have over 50 patterns that were not listed on our 'Price and Pattern list'! This takes our pattern stock to over 3000 patterns for more than 500 different aircraft types!
As we make the cnages, we will greatly appreciate feedback from our visitors... if you have any suggestions or comments, and especially if you find anything that doesn't work properly please email the WEBMASTER ... your input is most welcome!
We are delighted to announce that we can now make public work that we have been carrying out for the UK MOD; covers that have, until now, been confidential...
A few years ago, Cambrai Covers were asked to create some protective covers for the canopies on 3 BAe Typhoons. Of course, it wasn't that simple; these things rarely are! After all, this is aviation...
The initial designs went very well, and everyone seemed pleased with the results... fast forward to 2011, we were approached to assess whether the covers would be suitable to fulfil an urgent requirement for a deployment away from base. This led to our designers working with a team from the RAF to include detail changes for fitting with minimal ground support, and the trial batch of covers were very well recieved... you can read more on this story here
Twenty one colours?? Yes, really! Taking advantage of an increased colour range at our suppliers, we are delighted to be able to supply our covers in a much wider range of colours!
From classic to military to modern, Cambrai Covers can now express your personal taste, the period of the aircraft or even a special colour scheme...
All made in our well trusted and highly regarded Acrylic fabrics, the quality and longevity of all our colours is outstanding... why not view the colours right now? HERE
After months of trying, we are delighted to announce that we have now made a new template set for the Diamond DA40 NG. This is the latest model of DA40 fitted with the Diamond Austro Engine. The change comes in various formats, so it is really important to contact us if you are a Diamond owner! We are now able to offer covers for all the combinations of canopy and cowlings, but obviously it is important to make the correct combination of parts!
The LAA Rally - well what can I say? The weather was kind, the show was heaving with visitors and a good time was had by all! The fly-in attendance seemed excellent and there was a lot of interest in our covers, which is always good. The show had it's usual diverse selection of regulars, but it was a delight to see so many first time exhibitors; I hope they did well and will be back next year - certainly the few I had chance to chat to seemed very pleased with the result.
Thank you to EVERYONE who visited our stand - it was a pleasure to see all of you. Of course we're especially grateful to the people that placed orders at the show, and that took away our popular information packs - we're looking forward to hearing from you...
A success for cambrai Covers? - most definitely! See you there in 2013...
So what does the rest of 2012 have in store for us? Well, good question! First I'd like to say an enormous 'Thank You' to everyone that has helped to keep us busy for another year despite the rumours of 'recession'! We are being asked to undertake all manner of work, and several times people have said 'Please don't say 'no' - we have no where else to try!'...
We have a great team of people here, and we are always prepared to do our best to fulfill your needs, even if it isn't strictly aircraft covers! We have grown the team back to strength, which will see reducing lead times and the introduction of a rapid response 'AOG' service - more about that in a little while...
Last, but by no means least, I'd like to say thank you to our team here at Cambrai Covers. As well for dilgently turning out consistently high quality covers despite the pressure - we really have been very busy!- they rally round to make sure all the bases are covered, especially when we are team members short due to exhibitions and holidays... yes, we do let them out to play sometimes!
We all agree that we are very optimistic of another excellent year!
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