Available in the air from down to earth people
International airlines have discovered the possibilities of customised solutions styled by our talented craftsmen working with the highest quality leather from New Zealand.
The choice for Air New Zealand and Qantas
When Air New Zealand wanted something out of the ordinary for the new world-class sets on their Airbus 320s, they chose Tasman to supply leather to the seat manufacturer in the US, as did Qantas for the outfit of their new Jetstar airline.. We supplied leather hides for Air New Zealand’s edesigned lie-flat Premium Business Class seats throughout its Boeing 747s and 777s. Our leather also upholsters the seats for Jetstar Australia and Asia.
As preferred leather supplier to New Zealand’s flagship airline and approved Airbus supplier, our leather provides a first glimpse of our country for international visitors.
A greater level of customisation
“We wanted something quite different. The A320 was the beginning of our first design overhaul in 10 years. We wanted to make a real statement.�?
Jodi Williams, Manager Brand Experience, Air New Zealand. For case study Read more…
We chose leather for it’s longevity, relaxing appearance, cleanliness, the natural warm or cooling effect and its great comfort proposition.
When we went out to market for a leather supplier we looked internationally and locally. We like to include New Zealand suppliers in the tender process where possible and locals (Tasman) had already been through the aviation process with Mount Cook Airlines, so we knew they could meet CAA and FAA standards.
The Tasman leather we saw was softer and more supple than what we had been exposed to from the U.S. and Europe. We were confident we were buying top quality. They were also very competitive.
Tasman’s flexibility going through the process was also fantastic. They dyed the leather to our specifications to get the perfect match so the colours are exclusive to us. In combination with the seat manufacturers they’ve been able to include an interpretation of our koru pattern in the stitching on the leather. For a design-lead project that commitment and attention to detail is important.�?
Manager, Brand Experience
Air New Zealand
Meeting all FAA technical standards
Working with manufacturers in Europe and the Unites States we meet all FAA technical standards required by the aviation industry.
Fire testing and Approvals include:
FAA Regulation 25.853 (a) Appendix F Part One
(Vertical Flame Testing)
FAA Regulation 25-853 (b) Appendix F Part Two ‘C’
Burn, Combination ‘Kerosene Oil Burner’ Testing
Airbus Directive ABD0031
(Smoke Density and Toxicity Testing)
Airbus Approved Leather Supplier
Testing carried out in compliance with the
requirements of the Civil Aviation Authority of
New Zealand, by Canesis Network Limited (CAA
approved testing laboratory).
Tasman leather satisfies the requirement of
Schedule 4 Part 1 Cigarette test and Schedule 5
Part 1 Match Test (modifications of BS5852: Part
1) of the Furniture and Furnishings Fire Safety
Tasman leathers comply with Schedule 5 Part 5
(ignition source 5) in conjunction with appropriate
Member of New Zealand Tanners Association