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Introducing High Tech Finishing’s New Facility!


Over the next several months we’ll be moving into our brand new building in North Houston.
This will provide us with a larger, more efficient space to accommodate our growth plans. But more importantly, it’s a building befitting of our amazing employees and world-class customers.

This isn’t just an expansion, this is an evolution of the premium decorative plating aviation company in the world. Follow us on LinkedIn for updates, as we embark on the biggest journey in our company’s history.

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Proud members of the High Tech Finishing team that gets it done.
We know the importance of excellent service and we are working around the clock to deliver for our customers.


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Regretfully we report that one of our buildings sustained damage following an accidental fire on Saturday. Importantly no one was hurt but it has impacted on our immediate capabilities.
We have initiated our emergency contingency plans and expect to begin some plating next week. Our capacity and capabilities will continue improve as we proceed.

We apologize to all of our customers for the inevitable delays, but rest assured the entire High Tech team is working extremely hard to get back to normal as soon as possible.
We appreciate the support and offers of help that have poured in these past few days and I promise that High Tech Finishing will become stronger from this. Whatever it takes!

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Business Jet Interior Design: 5 Ideas to Captivate Your Customers

Modern business jet interior designs by HighTech Finishing.

Your design journey for business jet interiors can open the door to a fascinating new world of inspirational possibilities. With such a vast sea of choices, deciding which direction to channel your creativity can sometimes be challenging. As you and your design team consider which luxury interior configurations to use for private planes, drawing inspiration from both tried and true design concepts and the latest trends in aviation can be helpful.

To help engage your imagination, we have put together a list of five captivating ideas to inspire private jet interior designers. These impressive business jet interior design ideas can help innovators create modern, sleek interiors with chic, elevating touches to impress passengers and clients alike.

Need help with aircraft interior designs? At HighTech Finishing, our skilled team of leading jet design specialists can help you create the ideal aircraft interiors for private jets, planes, and more. Our award-winning company has provided brilliant decorative metal finishes for aircraft interior parts since 1984. We can easily plate the parts you need to match the overall design of the aircraft interior to elevate its look and feel. The finished product helps create a luxurious ambiance that your clients will love!

Our Latest Business Jet Interior Design Tips

Without further ado, here are five of the most captivating design ideas for private aircraft in 2022 and beyond.

1. Bridging the Gap Between Modern Interior Design Trends and Air Travel

As with all things fashionable, interior design trends are constantly moving. To keep pace with an ever-evolving world of modern ideas, the latest and greatest interior designs merge current trends with timeless standards. The result is a composed and elegant look that is simultaneously savvy and chic.

For example, many retro trends have been emerging in what was recently a bohemian domain space. Perhaps, this is due to a recent shift in the mainstream consciousness toward sustainability. Therefore, be sure that any design concept you are considering will stay relevant and attractive for years to come.

Premium quality and competent design plans will always be pertinent. As such, while adding trendy touches is fine, for aviation applications, these concepts must also be able to stand up to the test of time. This brings us to our next concept: sustainability through quality.

2. Sustainability Done Right for Timeless Allure

Although going green is trending, it is wise to remember that the most sustainable designs are those built to last. There’s nothing wrong with sustainability. However, educated clients are more than aware of the impracticality of “greenwashing.”

Ultimately, choosing durable, high-quality materials and ensuring that layouts will be well-suited for the long haul will lead to more sustainable design outcomes. This yields the most benefits for clients and designers alike. As you work on your design, ask yourself:

  • Which materials are most durable?
  • How can a space serve multiple functions?
  • Will this design stand up to the test of time?
  • What retro concepts have never gone out of style?
  • How will my client interact with this material?

Using your ingenuity to integrate only the most pragmatic trends will create a smarter, more sustainable end result. Moreover, when adding trending design touches, the top designers almost unanimously agree that less is more.

Gentle color suggestions and neutrals are always in vogue. If using patterns, stick with the classics. Real materials like leather, wood, and stone never go out of style. You may also want to choose a conceptual piece to use as a jumping point for your design scheme.

3. Detailed Touches to Transform a Design

When it comes to the interior of an aircraft, the devil is always in the details. This is why premium aircraft use custom-crafted interior parts. Not only will passengers and clients notice detailed touches when stepping inside the jet, but they won’t be able to turn their eyes away from well-crafted pieces as they are enveloped in luxury during their journey through the air.

The question then becomes, how can you enhance your design using small, thoughtful touches? Whether you want to add decorative statement pieces in the main cabin or utilize a metallic filigree along the sides of a table, these details can transform your configuration.

Bring your vision to life by juxtaposing contrasting elements or breathe life into a look using natural materials. Or, use subtle complementary touches to draw the eye in the direction of your choosing. While most creators do this already, in a plane or jet, this notion is more important than ever.

4. Playing With Light and Technology to Make Spaces Feel Comfortable

For aircraft interiors, ensuring that a space is both functional, enjoyable, and beautiful is paramount. This is true no matter what the design concept may be.

Even when a configuration is supposed to create intimacy, no one wants a cabin to feel claustrophobic. For this reason, consider your use of light, reflective surfaces, and the latest technology carefully. Using light to enlarge spaces can create interior magic in a jet!

Implementing new technology is a smart way to make spaces multi-functional. Using your ingenuity to add duality to furnishings or constricted areas is wise and sophisticated. Your implementation of light can make or break your design’s entire look.

Additionally, the effects of illumination and refraction are incredibly important. Allow these elements to work for you, not against you in an aircraft’s interior design.

5. Adding Enchanting Metallic Finishes to Complete the Look

Finally, you should think long and hard about the quality and use of any and all metallic finishes. Which finishes will you be utilizing to bring together your design concept? Make sure to use high-quality materials that immaculately fit with the rest of your design. These finishes must also endure for the long haul.

For many aviation designers, this means custom-ordering all metallic finishes for an aircraft through specialists. That’s where High Tech Finishing comes in. Not only do we have some of the finest interior aircraft plating specialists on our team, but we can help you select the perfect metal finish for each custom-plated interior part.

High Tech Finishing: Bringing Business Jet Interior Designs to Life

Ready to bring your conceptualizations to life with interior aircraft plating partners you can depend on? If so, contact HighTech Finishing. We can enhance your ideas by custom-plating the unique, premium aircraft interior parts you need for essentially any aviation design concept.

Whether you are renovating a private aircraft or updating business jet cabin interiors, our experts can assist you. Moreover, with our interior parts plating services, you can streamline the design process for all manner of aircraft interiors.

To learn more about our services, we encourage you to contact us today. We can be reached toll-free at 800-949-0124 or locally at 713-666-0550. Let’s utilize these business jet interior design ideas on your next project.

Join Us at NBAA-BACE 2022 to Discuss Aircraft Interior Parts Plating

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Traveling by private aircraft or business jet is booming in the post-pandemic world. This has placed tremendous pressure on aircraft manufacturers, refurbishment centers, and design firms to keep up with demand by increasing the number of aircraft in service.

At HighTech Finishing, we provide industry-leading aircraft interior parts plating services that will satisfy your timeline for completing the interior of each aircraft. This year’s NBAA-BACE 2022 Convention & Exhibition represents a great opportunity to speak directly with our team about how we can support your latest projects.

Join Us at NBAA-BACE 2022 in Orlando

Our team will be on-site at NBAA-BACE 2022 set for October 18-20 in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Center. You can find HighTech Finishing at Booth #3491 in the North/South Building.

In addition to visiting with your team to discuss aircraft interior solutions, we are looking forward to learning more about the latest trends and innovations in the business aviation community. This is an exciting time for the industry thanks to increased demand for business jet and private aircraft travel, and we look forward to seeing how we can help our customers take advantage.

What We’re Looking Forward to at NBAA-BACE 2022

The program schedule for this year’s conference is filled with powerful keynote addresses, intriguing workshops, and great opportunities to see new types of aircraft and technology in person.

We are particularly interested in learning more about what’s ahead in the emerging sector of advanced air mobility (AAM) and urban air mobility (UAM). This year’s conference will include a workshop, Urban Air Mobility: Creating the Future Airspace Operations, that will examine the technological advancements that will be required for this new aviation business model.

No matter where the market goes, we will be ready to adapt. We are fully capable of applying our interior parts plating service to traditional business aircraft as well as new types of aircraft that your company might be working on.

If you are looking for reliable partners to help you embrace new technology, look no further than HighTech Finishing for your aircraft interior needs. For more than 35 years, we have satisfied the diverse needs of our global customers through our award-winning processes.

We look forward to visiting with you in Orlando to discuss your latest projects. Stop by Booth #3491 to chat with our team. Let’s find solutions to help your company solve today’s challenges or prepare for exciting new opportunities on the horizon.

Our Metal Finishing Technology Ensures a Consistent Part Every Time

A HighTech team member showcasing a custom interior jet part finished supported by metal finishing technology

Completion centers, aircraft manufacturers, and refurbishment enterprises in the aviation industry understand that when it comes to interior aircraft parts, nothing but the best will do. Customers of this caliber know that every interior element, from the cabin to the cockpit, must meet a certain standard of exceptionality.

That’s why we use only the latest metal finishing technology for aircraft interior parts, and our plating experts pay meticulous attention to detail when handling interior parts as part of our 50-step process.

Apart from our stringent standards and decades of industry experience, there are many other reasons to choose HighTech Finishing for your next plating job. To help you proceed with the utmost confidence, here are a few ways we offer the most consistent and advanced plating for aircraft parts in our field.

Customized Parts Will Match Your Exact Specifications

We can customize an array of parts according to specifications provided by clients. You’ll always benefit from the perfect fit, complete with a gorgeous appeal, superior functionality, and a luxurious feel.

Whether you need custom plating for each individual part or if you need a large volume of parts to be plated in bulk, our team understands that a consistent finish is essential. For this reason, we use only the latest advanced technology. In fact, in the aviation business sector, our metal finishing technology and advanced equipment are second to none.

Count on Our Consistency for an Exceptional Completed Design

By implementing a superior decorative plating process, we ensure the highest grade for every component that comes through our shop. Our skilled team will utilize the latest, most refined metal finishing technologies at every step of the process. That way, every inch of the completed aircraft’s interior is exceptional.

Our team can perfectly plate aircraft interior parts of all shapes and sizes for luxury jets, private aircraft, and business aircraft. We follow a comprehensive decorative plating process to ensure the best ultimate finish for every part we produce.

With 13 cleaning and polishing steps, 17 quality control checkpoints, and many other additional measures, our team ensures that parts are always exceptional and ready to be placed into the aircraft interior.

For more than 35 years, we have served the unique needs of companies in the business aviation sector. We strive to instill confidence in our clients at every step of the process. With perfection as our goal for every job, we utilize our experience and top-tier technology to ensure your total satisfaction.

Our Experts Strive for Nothing Short of Perfection

Technological advancements have allowed us to streamline processes and handle more aircraft interior parts without sacrificing quality and consistency. Plus, we’ve never lost sight of ensuring that one of our experts applies the finishing touch to every order.

The HighTech team includes experienced craftsmen who excel in their role validating and verifying every part before leaving our shop. We understand that there’s no room for error in the aviation industry. For this reason, we pay meticulous attention to detail to ensure that every element of your job is nothing short of excellent.

Contact Us for Your Next Plating Project

Are you ready to begin your next project? At HighTech, we offer stunning decorative metallic finishes with brilliant colors, plus custom-made fitment options. You can find exemplary solutions for each aircraft interior part that requires plating.

Our goal is to match the look of each interior part to the overall design of the aircraft interior, which will elevate the look and feel of the entire arrangement. We encourage customers to contact us today to discuss the needs of your latest interior design project. We’ll identify the right solution for interior parts.

Discover how we use metal finishing technology to deliver precisely to your specifications for each order. Contact our team today to learn more. We can be reached toll-free at 800-949-0124 or locally at 713-666-0550.

EBACE 2022: HighTech Finishing Eager For Return Trip to Geneva

Read our EBACE 2022 preview as you prepare for the event

Over the past two years, the global pandemic altered international gatherings for the aviation industry. Now, we have the opportunity to re-gather in Geneva, Switzerland for the 2022 EBACE conference.

This year’s European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) conference is set for May 23-25 at the Palexpo international exhibit center. HighTech Finishing will be attending and exhibiting at Booth #U36. We encourage you to add us to your show planner schedule to set aside time to visit with the HighTech team.

Why We Are Eager for EBACE 2022

There are many reasons why HighTech is excited to return to EBACE in Geneva. We’d like to highlight three main reasons.

1. In-person visits! We have not seen many of our international customers since the pandemic. We view EBACE as a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with customers, assess your latest needs, and strategize fresh solutions to elevate the look and feel of aircraft interior parts.

Plus, as we continue to expand our global reach in providing decorative plating for aircraft interior parts, we view this as an opportunity to meet face-to-face with new customers. We are confident that we can take your vision for the aircraft interior and help bring it to life through our superior plating service for interior parts.

2. Exciting new technology! We are also looking forward to Geneva because of the amazing opportunity to learn about the latest aviation technology and futuristic aircraft that will soon be dotting the skies. The presentations and displays from some of the top aircraft manufacturers in the world never disappoint.

Then, our team will be able to apply this learning to our development of new plating solutions for aircraft interior parts. We take great pride in our ability to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to new technology for our business aviation customers. This way, we can continuously meet our customers’ needs for high-quality decorative metal parts that fit any aircraft interior.

3. Stellar program! This year’s program schedule is outstanding. Many aviation business leaders will be speaking or participating in panel discussions during the conference. We are particularly interested in these topical discussions:

  • Long-term Strategies for the Future of Business Aviation
  • Supporting the Launch of AAM (Advanced Air Mobility) Operations Within Business Aviation
  • State of Industry: Presentation & Data Insights
  • Sustainability – A Flight Plan for the Future
  • Operational Challenges in the Next 12 Months

We are particularly interested in learning more about the latest developments around advanced air mobility. We see AAM as an integral part of the future of business aviation, and we plan on being ready to provide our plating services for interior parts used in AAM aircraft.

Connect with HighTech at EBACE 2022

This is an exciting time for our industry as we look forward to gathering together again to share, learn, and collaborate.

Make plans to stop by the HighTech Finishing location in the Palexpo at Booth #U36. View the EBACE 2022 floorplan to map out your visit to our booth.

Planning to attend the convention? Reach out to us in advance so that we can expect to meet with you in person. We look forward to seeing you May 23-25 in Geneva.

Why 24K Gold Is Used in The World’s Most Luxurious Private Jets

Find out why the world’s most luxurious private jets use 24k gold plating for interior parts

For the final word in elite aircraft interior luxury, look no further than 24k gold. Nothing can compete with the lustrous feel, opulent glint, and magnificent aesthetic appeal of pure gold, which is why the world’s most luxurious private jets utilize gold throughout the aircraft interior.

Apart from its ability to create a luminous and luxurious effect in the interior of a private jet, 24k gold is one of the most hygienic and corrosion-resistant finishes that money can buy. With a rich, bright color that is more reflective than brass or copper, gold finishes create a wonderfully classic and timeless ambiance. You simply can’t put a price tag on that.

Solid gold is the ultimate finish for those who want nothing to make a statement about their success on a global scale. Learn more about why now is the time to invest in 24k gold to elevate the interior of your flying palace.

Gold Interior Finishes Are Always Trending for Aircraft

Gold never goes out of style and can add depth, luxury, and warmth to any interior design concept. It is ideal for business moguls and other individuals seeking to create elite spaces.

Whether you’re flying for business or pleasure, gold makes the ultimate power statement anywhere you go. This premium finish sends an immediate message to passengers that you have achieved a level of success that places you among the upper echelon of air travelers.

In the world of aesthetic visual appeal, gold classically pairs with matte black finishes for a feeling of contrast, capability, and quality. Gold also can take the look of marble, granite, velvet, satin, leather, or cashmere to new levels of top-tier desirability.

Plus, gold can easily be cast into highly detailed shapes as well. This makes it the ultimate plating material for aircraft interior parts.

Gold in Business Jet Interiors: The Ultimate Power Play

HighTech Finishing offers nine distinct types of 24k gold finishes for aircraft interior parts. You can view our impressive selection in the Gold Family from our expansive selection of brilliant decorative metal finishes.

Each of the following 24k gold finishes has a distinct look, allowing you to enjoy interior decor versatility like no other as you look to translate success in the conference room to the air.

– 24K Gold Polished Bright: For the brightest and most luminous golden glow, this highly polished finish is the way to go. It has warm tones of yellow gold to create an ambiance of warmth and shimmering hospitality. It also adds illuminating luster to small or large spaces. This is an instant classic that drips rich magnetism.

– 24K Gold Satin: For a slightly more subtle but equally luxurious feel, our Gold Satin finish is a perfect choice. This soft golden tone goes with warm or cool colors. It complements a range of interior finishes beautifully. This shade wonderfully emboldens tones like coral, rose, cream, cyan, or teal. Smooth to the touch, this finish feels as wonderful as it looks.

– 24K Gold Frosted: Slightly warmer than our Gold Satin tone but cooler than Gold Polished Bright, this Frosted Gold finish is ideal for creating depth and warmth. It is simultaneously modern and classy with the perfect polished luminosity. This color goes with cool hues, amber palettes, colored gems, and rose.

– 24K Gold Light Aged: Looking for something that will add a timeless feeling of elite opulence? This delicately aged shade will do the trick. It’s subtle and muted, yet rich and chic. This light shade complements just about any color palette.

– 24K Gold Medium Aged: For a slightly darker look, this savvy chic shade is a lovely choice. It pairs with wood or stone finishes like teak or marble stunningly. We recommend this color to those seeking a balance of warm and cool tones.

– 24K Gold Dark Aged: Our darkest shade of genuine gold, this 24K Dark Aged finish is ideal for clients who want to subtly incorporate the splendor of gold in a small space. It draws the eye and inspires curiosity while adding an elegant and unquestionably luxurious touch to aviation interiors.

– 24K Matte Gold: Another instant classic, this is easily one of the most popular shades we offer. Matte Gold is elegant and clean with the perfect balance of richness and warmth. This premium finish adds the perfect touch of flair and top-quality elegance without overwhelming a space.

– 24K Gold Hammertone: This Gold Hammertone finish adds depth, contrast, and complexity to any private jet cabin. It also looks at home in professional spaces. If your aircraft interior design includes muted colors or smooth opaque finishes, then Gold Hammertone imparts a charming textural note for aircraft interior parts.

– 24K Gold Pearllite: Last but certainly not least is this shade of Gold Pearlite. With the ideal balance of luster and luminescence, it creates an ambiance of silky smooth grandeur. This is a magnificent choice for those who want to add a feminine touch to a masculine space. It also works well with either neutral palettes or bright colors.

Contact Our Aviation Interior Plating Specialists Today

Let our team elevate your aircraft interior through our 24k gold plating options. Our plating experts can skillfully add this lavish material to interior parts to create a superior look and feel.

We are recognized around the globe for our ability to accentuate and enhance some of the world’s most luxurious private jets through our plating capabilities. Let us apply our expertise to your aircraft interior parts to create a consistently spectacular finish.

To get started on creating a luxury interior that is customized for your greatest desires, contact us today. Our experts are ready to partner with you to capitalize on your business success.

To reach us by phone, dial us toll-free at 1-800-949-0124 or call us locally at 713-666-0550. Alternatively, contact us through our website to inquire about metal finishing services for aircraft interior parts.


NBAA-BACE 2021 Recap: Meeting the Needs of Our Customers with Superior Lead Times

NBAA-BACE 2021 was held October 12-14, 2021 in Las Vegas, with HighTech Finishing exhibiting (photo credit:

One of the highlights of the year for our company was returning to the NBBA-BACE Conference in Las Vegas. After a one-year absence due to the pandemic, NBBA-BACE 2021 was held October 12-14 at the newly-renovated Las Vegas Convention Center.

Several members of our company traveled to Vegas to connect with customers that we haven’t seen in some time, as well as meet some new faces at HighTech Finishing booth #759 in the West Hall.

Our team included Carl Bartuch (CEO), Simon Haining (President), Amanda Taylor (National Sales Manager), Rick Niefield (VP of Sales & Marketing), Naomi Lockhart (Account Manager), and King Chan (Controller). This was Simon’s first NBBA event and Naomi’s last trip before she retires in January!

Because the industry is in an uptick due to increased demand for private aviation, there was tremendous interest in our plating and replating metal finishing options for aviation interior parts. Customers were particularly interested in our track record of exceptional lead times.

How We Support the Needs of Aviation Customers

During NBAA-BACE 2021, we connected with independent designers, refurbishment centers, charter companies, private jet owners (including a famous magician!), and executive-level management on the OEM side. The common need is fast turnarounds on plated parts.

Thanks to our industry-leading process for interior part plating we can meet the needs of each customer group by delivering plated parts on time to help beautify the aircraft interior. We appreciated the opportunity to tell this story to so many members of the aviation community that need reliable partners to support their tight deadlines in the post-COVID environment.

After holding a series of substantial meetings at our booth and at the booths of our customers, we walked away from Las Vegas with confidence that we can provide the appropriate solution for each customer.

Other Highlights from NBAA-BACE 2021

– We caught the eyes of aircraft interior designers with our selection of 130+ decorative plating finishes. Right now, the finishing trend is blacks and grays, particularly in matte finishes. We offer several unique combinations to satisfy this design trend.

– We drew interest in the newest finishes that we have added since the pandemic. There was particular interest in our new offering, “Light Satin Gray,” which fits with the design trend of emphasizing grays in aircraft interior design.

– We noticed there was an overall resurgence of interest in supersonic aircraft. This was one of the themes of NBBA-BACE 2021 emphasizing the opportunity for advanced aircraft capabilities to become more accessible. We are prepared to support the needs of supersonic aircraft manufacturers by plating the aircraft interior parts.

– Our luncheon was an absolute hit. We appreciate everyone that attended our mid-conference luncheon to take a break and enjoy some quality face-to-face time in the midst of a busy conference.


– Overall, our trip to Las Vegas was a success. We enjoyed seeing everyone back in action enjoying a little slice of normalcy post-pandemic. Our team is already looking forward to next year’s NBAA-BACE gathering in October 2022 in Orlando, Florida.

To get in touch with our team to follow up on NBBA-BACE 2021, contact us today to discuss a solution for your aircraft interior. We look forward to hearing from you!