During the early days metal propeller planes were used to fight in the war, then in the 1950s, propeller planes were discarded and replaced with jet engines. ...To combat the shortage of upholstery materials and to make use of the excess of metal propeller planes, furniture manufacturers started to break down these planes and use the materials found within them such as the seats and chests, as well as the materials from the wings to make furniture. The Maverick Aviator Sofa is a unique sofa suite that makes for an excellent investment piece for any room in your home. Aviator sofas last for many, many years, and their vintage look and design never goes out of style. The Astra Aviator Sofa gets better with age, simply retouch and polish the metal frame and it looks as good as new. The Maverick Aviator Leather Couch will instantly transform any room you place it in with its unique design and bold finishes. The aeronautical design elements of the exposed rivets and the aluminium panels give the Maverick Aviator Couch a true vintage feel. The open concept armrests add an interesting design element to the couch that sets it apart from other similar sofas and gives the sofa a more relaxed appearance.