Galietti Company operated out of the Miami, Florida area and was founded in 1956, supplying extruded aluminum and vinyl headliner and panel retainers, retainer caps, and curtain tracks to the aircraft industry. The family business was last managed by Al Galietti until his untimely death in 2010. Galietti Company developed a loyal customer base over the years that included many of the top small aircraft manufacturers in the US and Canada. Galietti Company's customer base included Gulfstream Aerospace, Piper Aircraft, Cessna, LearJet, Dassault, Bombardier, Airstream, and many others. In additon, Galietti had long supplied drapery hardware to iconic Airstream for use in their travel trailers. Finally, there are countless companies that refurbish aircraft interiors that depend on the Galeitti line of products offered by RECMAR to efficiently and economically complete their projects. RECMAR has continued these important customer relationships moving forward.
Click Here to learn more about the details of RECMAR's acquisition of Galietti Company, in an important step to continuing the availability of these niche products. RECMAR Products is proud to have continued the Galietti heritage for eight successful years, with many more on the horizon.
The full catalog of the Galietti Line of products serving the aircraft sector is available here.
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.