MSB manufactures first up-lit crystal stowage system in aircraft galleys

October 10, 2017
Written by MSB Design
North America-based precision engineering company MSB Design is introducing a first of its kind, up-lit crystal glass rack holder to light up aircraft galleys. The new product has been developed by the MSB Design engineers for the Gulfstream G500 galley to provide a robust stowage system for valuable crystal and glassware, whilst at the same time providing an elegant, subtle new source of lighting. The holder will be on display at this year’s NBAA on the Gulfstream G500 at Henderson Executive Airport.


The intelligently designed transparent galley racks are made of aerospace grade polycarbonate material, and plated components, which ensure valuable crystal and glassware is securely stowed. With the addition of the low voltage LED up-lighting, an elegant glow is emitted through the translucent units.

MSB has designed the product specifically as a standard line-fit option on board Gulfstream G500 and G600 aircraft. Customizable variants will also be available, allowing owners to select their own preferred crystal shape option, or holder design. This is the first time MSB Design has provided any type of insert or glass rack with the additional lighting feature.

“Galleys have traditionally been the domain of the flight attendant, and are not often given as much thought to in terms of design, as the passenger areas of the cabin. However, we are seeing more OEMs and completion centers paying attention to the ambience in this area,” says Shannon Gill, MSB Business Development Director. “We have created this very special unit on behalf of Gulfstream but anticipate that we will see an increased demand for similar products from other customers over time.”

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