DC-7B N836D (c/n 45345) was delivered to Eastern Air Lines on January 23, 1958, just a few months prior to the advent of the jet age. This plane took an interesting path from there to its current state, after serving as a commercial prop plane for many years. After a painstaking restoration that is chronicled here, it seems there ultimately wasn't enough commercial interest to keep this majestic bird in the skies. Apparently, she now rest on the ground in Charlotte, NC.
During the restoration project mentioned above, it is interesting to note that RECMAR 3294 Aluminum Curtain Track was used to restore the window curtains similarly to the way the plane's cabin was originally configured. An image of the restored cabin is shown below.
By contrast, the image below is a historical postcard image from a different DC-7 to give you a sense of the original passenger configuration with the hat rack.
RECMAR's various aircraft interior components marketed under the Galietti product line are used in countless aircraft restoration projects. These products have been used by many of the major aircraft manufacturers (OEMs) including Gulfstream Aerospace, Piper Aircraft, Cessna, and LearJet during new plane fabrication, as well as numerous companies that refurbish airplane interiors.
RECMAR Products is proud to help support Project Field of Dreams in Refugio, Texas. Hurricane Harvey devastated a large area including Refugio in August of 2017. As a company, we suffered flooding during the storm and have been fortunate enough to have restored our operation to "better than before" status. Other organizations like Refugio Little League are still working through that process. Fortunately, the fields are playable and ready for the upcoming spring season, but the field lights have not yet been replaced. Little Leagues play such an important part of community for kids and adults alike, and the lessons learned on the ball fields are invaluable.
If you are interested in helping as well, follow the YouCaring link below to donate.
Congratulations to Topspot Internet Marketing Services for recently being recognized with an Award of Excellence from the Business Marketing Association (BMA) for the development and launch of the RECMAR.com website. These 2017 Lantern Awards of Texas were presented on November 30, 2017 at the Lantern Awards Gala Exhibition and Dinner. We are proud of Topspot's work, as well as the tireless efforts of our internal team to create a website well suited to meet the needs of our customers. Well done!
RECMAR is proud to support the BEARing Gifts program as the holidays approach. BEAR…BE A Resource for CPS Kids is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that provides hope and help for abused and neglected children and the caseworkers who protect them within Harris County.
BEARing Gifts provides holiday gifts to children under the care of CPS who otherwise would have no holiday cheer at all. Donors are able to sponsor a child, make a donation and/or volunteer at the BEARing Gifts warehouse. BEAR was able to secure gifts for more than 11,000 children in 2016. These kids are put in a difficult position through no fault of their own. If you can, please consider joining RECMAR and contributing to this wonderful program.
This captivating image of John F. Kennedy deep in thought aboard Air Force One in the 60’s offers a glimpse into the styles of the era. It also serves as a reminder of what presidential leadership used to evoke as we navigate through this crazy campaign season.
During that time, it was common for commercial airliners and smaller airplanes to have curtains as a feature of the interior design. These curtains were often mounted on tracks both at the top and bottom to help maintain their position and better block light. While many aircraft interiors now utilize shades built into the windows, there is still an appeal to the use of window treatments and curtains to soften the feel of the cabin.
RECMAR Products offers a full line of curtain tracks that have been used in airplanes for years. These products were sold to the original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and are now also sold to companies that specialize in refurbishing the interiors of aircraft. Whether the refurbs are a throwback to yesteryear or modern designs that incorporate curtains, our Galietti line of aluminum extrusions are designed to meet the needs of the airplane industry and have been doing so for over 50 years. These products range from curtain tracks to panel and headliner retainers.
Feel free to speak with one of our product experts to help identify the aircraft interior extrusion that will best suit your needs. Whether it’s a single stick or whether you are shifting into mass production, RECMAR has got your covered.